Brisbane, QLD

Sunday, July 4, 2010


Cania Gorge National Park  encompasses 2931 hectares of towering sandstone cliffs, and sheltered gorges covered in brigalow forest, eucalypt forest and rainforest.

Cania Lake formed by a man made dam.

Over the past 150 years the area has had a varied history of sheep, beef and dairy farming , and gold mining. We went for a walk to visit an old gold mining site.

Today dairy and beef cattle, forestry, pasture crops and tourism are the main industries.

Dripping Rock Walk through a rainforest.

The rocks are porous sandstone which holds water and it drips water continually to give rise to mosses and lichens.

Trip so far is 617k/417m from Brisbane
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  1. What a gorgeous place,Diane. IF I ever get to Australia, I want to add that gorge to my 'bucket list'....

    Have a wonderful day.

  2. I hope you and Bill get to be with your wonderful grandbaby for the weekend.

    I love that photo of the cow too. I have just got to visit Australia when I can walk normal again. That shall be my present to Phil and I -- a trip to Australia -- yes!

  3. That is a beautiful place Diane. One of our goals is to visit all of the National Parks in the US. I am completely embarrassed to admit that I only recently became aware that this is not the only country which has NPs. (Untraveled, but learning...)

  4. Lovely photos Diane. Great one of the cow nice and sharp, well done.

  5. I've never heard of this place before. Thanks for taking me there. I love the cloud in the shot of the lake.

  6. I really like mosses and lichen! What breed of cow is that? None that I can recognise. I love that sort of mixed countryside.

  7. Sorry I don't know the breeds of cows I'm a city slicker.
    The cows were interesting in that they all had different markings on their faces.

  8. I catch up !
    Wished I could have been with you to see all these marvelous places.

  9. WOW, I wish I could visit there. Such beauty!

  10. The cow in question is a Brahman cross. The colouring would suggest shorthorn or hereford - most likely the Droughmaster breed. This breed is adaptable to harsh conditions. They are beef cattle, not of the dairy variety.
    Diane was a bit game to get so close - then again the camera may have been on the "Zoom In" button.

    Colin (HB)

  11. I'm sure you had a great time!!

  12. II enjoyed each and every post ...what a wonderful trip you had and what beautiful sights of nature. The cow photo is a gem!