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The Girrakool Loop – Part 2

The trees on the Girrakool Loop had some interesting details. This one had stripes on it.

Girrakool Loop Walk

And this log had bark that was as red as the outback sands.

Girrakool Loop Walk

There were some wildflowers out, the most striking being this mountain devil.

Girrakool Loop Walk

Eventually, the track met up with Leask and Piles Creeks. These waterways run into the Hawkesbury.

Girrakool Loop Walk

As we made our way back uphill towards the picnic area, we encountered a few little cascades and cool patches of rainforest.

Girrakool Loop Walk

A nice little walk through the Sydney Basin bush.

The Girrakool Loop – Part 1

We discovered a new little walk not too far from Umina – the Girrakool Loop. It’s in the Brisbane Waters National park near Kariong, very close to the freeway, but so well-hidden that only the locals know of this spot.

Girrakool Loop Walk

There is a picnic area and car park at the start of the track, so the walk might be a good way to start/end a day out.

The track winds its way through the bush, across rock platforms with mature grass trees.

Girrakool Loop Walk

And under great Sydney Red Gums.

Girrakool Loop Walk

It was shedding time, so the scribbly trunks were well exposed on some trees.

Girrakool Loop Walk

While on other trees the blood-coloured sap was flowing.

Girrakool Loop Walk