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    • Day 18

      Bald Rock National Park

      April 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Drove North from Glen Innes through agricultural prairie lands to Tenterfield and had a day walk up the Bald Rock. On the way we passed Thunderbolts hideout, a secret base hidden between the huge boulders. Nearby were tank traps from WW2, seen as wooden poles in the first picture. This remote area was the 2nd line of defence if Northern Australia was occupied. 10,000 troops were stationed here in anticipation it would happen. The rock is considered to be second only to Ayers Rock (Uluru) in size, with the summit 200m above the surrounding landscape and is 1,227m above sea level. It's the largest single granite 'stone' in the Southern Hemisphere that no-one has heard of!! A steep climb to the top led to a rounded summit with large standing stones perched on the top. Perfect for playing on...! 360 degree views from the top look out over the endless forests. The lower slopes are covered in boulder fields with mazes, bridges and tunnels to explore. Turned East again to head towards the coast and our final few days on the East coast. Stayed in a quiet woodland clearing, sharing the large area with a friendly Australian couple from Brisbane and their huge fire.Read more

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