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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Washpool National Park, Part 2. Washpool Walking Track.

The Washpool Track
Washpool Walking Track: a medium grade 9 km loop track.
The Washpool Track leaves from the carpark at the end of Coachwood Road. We walked from Bellbird Campground and we took all the short sidetracks along the way so we estimate we walked approximately 10.5 km all up.

The track led us through Coachwood Forest, Rainforest and Dry Sclerophyll forest. A feature of the walk was the magnificent trees we passed.

Sydney Bluegum
Red Cedar
Looking straight up into the tree canopy. Crows Nest Fern.

We heard the distinctive sound of a flock of Topnot Pigeons and looked up to see them feeding high above us. 

Topknot Pigeon
The walk is well signposted which made it easy to gauge our progress. 

We stopped at The Summit Falls for a well earned picnic.

Summit Falls
Before long we were crossing Coombadjha Creek and making our way back to the campground.

Crossing Coombadjha Creek

Bird List:
Topknot pigeon, Rainbow Lorikeets, Australian King Parrot, Laughing Kookaburra, Superb Lyrebird, White-throated Treecreeper, Brown Thornbill, Logrunner, Rufous Whistler, Rufous Fantail,  Bassian Thrush. 

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