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  • Φωτογραφίες Northbrook Gorge
  • Φωτογραφίες Northbrook Gorge
  • Φωτογραφίες Northbrook Gorge
  • Φωτογραφίες Northbrook Gorge
  • Φωτογραφίες Northbrook Gorge
  • Φωτογραφίες Northbrook Gorge

Moving time  2 ώρες 12 λεπτά

Ώρα  2 ώρες 56 λεπτά

Σύνολο σημείων 1397

Uploaded 28 Ιανουαρίου 2018

Recorded Ιανουαρίου 2018

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300 m
218 m
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8,5 χιλιόμετρα

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κοντά στην περιοχή England Creek, Queensland (Australia)

A fun and scenic half day hike and swim so close to Brisbane.

The parking area is easily spotted at the started of two distinct 180 degree hairpins on Northbrook Parkway, a few km past Wivenhoe Lookout. A dirt track descends to the bitumen from the back corner of this parking area.

Cross the bitumen and jump over the guardrail near the start of the yellow arrow signs. An obvious track should be easily found. Follow this steeply down the hill for a few hundred metres until you hit Northbrook Creek. Note this point for your return.

Follow the creek upstream for about half an hour with a mix of walking on the banks and rock scrambling/hopping. You’ll have to wade through a few sections. You’ll then get to the first mandatory swim of the gorges (ie. you’ll need a dry bag for your gear). Keep heading upstream until you reach the narrowest section of the gorges with a large deep pool in front of a small waterfall. This is a great little swimming hole.

The waterfall can be climbed via its right hand side, and some interesting views of the gorge exist just beyond this waterfall. After this point, the creek opens right up and becomes surrounded by thick rainforest. We continued upstream for a while until deciding it was time to stop for a quick bite to eat and then turn back. Follow your steps back to the car.

Total time out was about 3 hours, with 2 hours of that being ‘moving time’. It would have been even quicker if we would have turned around just after the small waterfall. Difficulty is rated as moderate only due to the mandatory swims and some rock scrambling/hopping. There’s no navigational difficulties and it would make a fun day out for most people with moderate fitness and a sense of adventure.

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