So it really was goodbye to Canberra at last, and goodbye to the lowlands for a while too. We were headed out into the Namadgi National Park, followed by Kosziusko NP.Brumby Country! So many people have varying opinions on how the brumbies will actually react to the donks, so it’ll be interesting to see what goes down. A few brumby deterants that have been recommended are:
Plastic bags on fences
Head torches set on flashing mode and hung outside at night
Clanging your pots and pans
Setting off party poppers
Cracking a stock whip
Firing a shotgun
We shall be going with the least hard-core first four options in the list. Must remember to add party poppers to the shopping list!
But first, our exit from Canberra….
First sighting of the Murrumbidgee River. See you again up in the mountains, Ol’ chap…
Our awesome trail horse all saddled up and ready to go, just south of Tharwa. The backdrop is Mount Tennant, named after a bush ranger who operated alone. Apparently, he would bail up the coaches coming from the gold diggings at Kiandra.
Camped by the Gudgenby River….
The BNT runs along the Nass River Fire Trail, where vehicles are prohibited. But the crew at the Namadgi Visitor Centre were super helpful, even filling up a water trough for our bubs and letting us camp at the back.
The visitors centre is excellent and has a wealth of information on the local area. We were also excited to see that they sold Rooftop Maps! I would definitely recommend these to any BNT Trekker or lover of all things cartographic.
Crossing the Gudgenby
The gorgeous Naas River
Hmm I seem to have developed a bit of a fetish for photographing rivers. They are just so beautiful around here, and definitely a sight for sore eyes after North Queensland in the dry!
Best view ever- mountains, donkeys and a lovely horse