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Camping in the Foot Hills – Part 5

By mid-morning, the fog was long gone.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

We took a walk upstream along the unsealed local road to view the rapids.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

There were lots of weeds roadside – blackberry and lantana bushes, and thistles.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

When we came out into the clear, we saw how far we’d come, and how steep the hill was.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

We noticed that some of the trees on the hill side were a copper colour. Hubby thought they were deciduous, but I thought that a bush fire came through not so long ago.

Camping in the Foothills – Part 4

Eventually, the fog lifted, and the hills were in view once more.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

Our camp site was rather humble, and luckily we scored one of the picnic shelters because hubby had forgotten to pack our fold-up table.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

However others had a more extensive set-up than ours.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

I’m quite fascinated by what people set-up when camping these days. I’m beginning to think that the days of simple camping are long gone.

Camping in the Foot Hills – Part 1

It had been over a year since our last camping adventure, and I had been itching to go on another one ever since. Despite the fact that it always seemed to rain whenever I erected the tent, and that we left home in the middle of a storm, we drove up the Bucketts Way to the foothills of the Barrington Tops, to Gloucester. We had lunch in the rain, and hesitantly made our way north to Cundle Flat Farm.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

Cundle Flat Farm is a working cattle property that has a small camp ground by the Manning River. It’s a pretty quiet, and out-of-the-way place – a hour out of Gloucester via a series of narrow, mostly unsealed, roads. But it has a few modern conveniences i.e. hot showers and flushing toilets, which make camping very civilised indeed.

Cundle Flat Farm Camping

It wasn’t raining when we arrived, but as if on cue, the heavens opened just as we pitched the tent. At least it was dry and cosy inside the tent.