The entrance to the Boardwalk is opposite O’Rielly’s where everyone stays at Lamington NP (Green Mountain Section). It takes you through a sampling of the rainforest to a tree walk where you can climb high into the head of one of the great giants here. Not much of a long view, but the sense of being amongst the ferns, lichen and leaves is beautiful. First thing in the morning you can see many of the smaller birds hopping around here and maybe catch a glimpse of a lyrebird. I didn’t this trip but last trip, yes!
An easily accessible waterfall in Lamington NP, a seven km return trip from the accommodation. There are two levels to this waterfall and many people reach what is called ‘Picnic Rock’ a large flat area of rock with a view of small creek falls going back into the rainforest. What a lot of people don’t realise is that the actual falls themselves are below this area and another km further walking. It is certainly worth the extra walk, though this year the access to the falls themselves was difficult with large rocks having moved in the previous year’s floods.
We had some rain this year in the rainforest (had to be expected it is a rain forest after all 🙂 More fungi of various types, some tiny, some large but all looked better with a torch doing the backlighting. By the way these are highly technical terms I’m using for the fungi 😀
These huge tree ferns grow in the World Heritage Rainforests also (see yesterdays post), so close to home and yet it is funny how we sometimes ignore the things right at our doorstep in favour of exotic locations. I’ve driven past many times but not stopped because I was ‘going’ somewhere else. Finally took a day to stop whenever something caught my eye, and it was beautiful.