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Kenliworth, Conondale National Park

2nd July - 3rd July 2013

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Conondale National Park

Kenliworth, Conondale NP

We went further inland towards the hinterland after our day trip that we enjoyed so much. We wanted to check out a free camp in the Conondale NP. On the way we drove thru the most beautiful little town called Kenliworth.

We stumbled across this town which had a great little cheese factory and purchased some of their cheese, chutneys and yogurts . Cedar loved their Ice-cream I also sampled their coffee of course.

After our stroll up the main street we continued on and stopped at a few verge fruit and veg stalls. We got some great advice on the Conondale NP and in we went.

The road in was fairly tight, and not that well sign posted, we did manage to find the right road but Im not lying we were a little worried taking the van in. Once committed on the narrow, hilly dirt track there would be no turning the bushtracker around. There were a couple of fairly decent river crossings. Im not sure how many vans would venture in here but it was well worth it!!!

The campground was great, an open grassy section with fire pits. The weather was fairly wet and rainy, but it was absolutely beautiful! We set the van up, and ventured off in search of the waterfall this place is famous for.

We zigzagged our way all the way up the mountain, and boy did we go high! It just kept going and going and going! It was all worth it, we finally found the parking area, and the afternoon walk down to see the falls was just spectacular! A lot of people say “if you have seen one waterfall ,you have seen them all,” this is soo not true, we are still blown away every time we see such a magical site.

On our way back down the mountain, I collected some dead wood for the fire, and believe it or not we stumbled across a herd of wild Deer! We couldn’t believe it. Jenna swears that she seen two deer jump across the road towards the cliff and only seen one come back across, Im not completely sold as Jenna isn’t always on planet earth at the best of times. We got back, started the fire and toasted a couple of marshmallows for Cedar, while swigging on a cold ale. Life is good!

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Kenliworth Cheese factory
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Kenliworth Cheese factory
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Kenliworth Town
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Track in Conondale NP
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Track in Conondale NP
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Helping dad build a fire
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Enjoying the fire
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Home sweet home
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One of the waterfalls in Conondale NP
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Another great walk
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Beautiful

Posted by Jenaben 04:08 Archived in Australia Tagged waterfall rainforrest kenliworth cheese_factory conondale_nnational_park

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