More from Purling Brook Falls and Goomoolahra Falls, Springbrook National Park – the Scenic Rim, Queensland.

This post is of the spectacular Purling Brook (Purlingbrook) Falls and Goomoolahra Falls (also known as Bilbrough Falls) within Springbrook National Park – itself within the fabulous Scenic Rim region of Queensland.

These aerial images are taken with a drone.

Goomoolahra Falls 2AM-000338 ©Andrew McInnes

 

Purling Brook Falls 2AM-000369 ©Andrew McInnes

 

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Numinbah Valley, Ships Stern, Best of All Lookout, and Mt. Warning (Wollumbin) – a panorama.

With all the inclement weather we have been experiencing lately, I thought I’d check out the scene near Beechmont in the stunning Gold Coast hinterland.

This is a 3-row, 19-image panorama. Included in this scene is the Numinbah Valley, Ships Stern, Best of All Lookoutand Mt. Warning (Wollumbin) – the remnant plug of the ancient Tweed Shield Volcano.

Tweed Shield Volcano 2AM 9801-9820 stitch. ©Andrew McInnes

 

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‘Best of all Lookout’, Springbrook National Park – the Scenic Rim, Queensland.

This post is of the lush forest and 2,000 year old Antarctic Beech Trees (Nothofagus moorei) along the short trail to a lookout called Best of All Lookout within Springbrook National Park – itself within the fabulous Scenic Rim region of Queensland.

Conditions didn’t favour images from the lookout on my visit, but I shall return 😀

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4987-4988 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM-004970 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM-004972 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

The next two images show the bases of Antarctic beech trees – old and gnarly and amazing to view!

Springbrook National Park 2AM-004979 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM-004984 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM 5001-5003 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

“Selfie”

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4990_4993 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Purling Brook Falls and Goomoolahra Falls, Springbrook National Park – the Scenic Rim, Queensland.

This post is of the spectacular Purling Brook (Purlingbrook) Falls and Goomoolahra Falls (also known as Bilbrough Falls) within Springbrook National Park – itself within the fabulous Scenic Rim region of Queensland.

What’s not to like about rainbows among waterfalls 😉

The first two images are taken with a drone: the first image is a two image vertical panorama, and the second is a single frame.

Goomoolahra Falls 2AM 0987-0998 stitch ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Goomoolahra Falls 2AM- 001011 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Purlingbrook Falls 2AM-004961 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park – the Scenic Rim, Queensland.

This post is of the spectacular ‘Natural Bridge’ feature within Springbrook National Park – itself within the fabulous Scenic Rim region of Queensland. It requires a short and gentle scenic hike that is well worth taking.

At the beginning of the trail there is a junction: turn left and walk the circuit in a clockwise direction for the easiest hike (take steps down rather than ascend). Here is the junction point showing the “left” option…

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4911-4913 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM-004814 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4824-4827 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4884-4885 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4889-4891 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM-004895 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook National Park 2AM 4899-4901 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook NP 2AM 4834-4836 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook NP 2AM 4839-4841 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Springbrook NP 2AM 4862-4864 HDR ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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Curtis Falls and Tamborine National Park – Joalah Section – the Scenic Rim, Queensland.

The peace that is …

This is Curtis Falls and Cedar Creek in the Joalah Section of Tamborine National Park – itself within the fabulous Scenic Rim region of Queensland.

Curtis Falls 2AM 4724-4729-stitch. ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Curtis Falls 2AM-004738 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Tamborine National Park 2AM-004709 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Tamborine National Park 2AM-004741 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

Tamborine National Park 2AM-004746 ©Andrew McInnes. All Rights Reserved.

 

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The Blue Mountains, NSW.

Rain caresses the skirts of Grose Valley in the Blue Mountains – near Blackheath, NSW, plus a portion of the floral diversity at the beautiful Campbell Rhododendron Gardens in Blackheath, NSW.

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Blue Mountains 2AM-006879

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Blue Mountains 2AM-006899

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Blue Mountains 2AM 6914-6915 Panorama

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Blue Mountains 2AM 6929-6935 Panorama

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Blue Mountains 2AM-006938

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Blue Mountains 2AM-006942

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Campbell Rhododendron Gardens 2AM 6831-6832 Panorama

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Campbell Rhododendron Gardens 2AM 6845-6847 Panorama

 

Belmore Falls – Southern Highlands, NSW.

The impressive Belmore Falls, in good flow. These falls are in Morton National Park, very near the town of Robertson in the Southern Highlands region of NSW.

The Belmore Falls is a plunge waterfall with three drops on the Barrengarry Creek in the Southern Highlands and Illawarra regions of New South Wales.

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Belmore Falls 2am-003088

Hindmarsh Lookout 2AM-003055

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Hindmarsh Lookout 2AM-003066

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Hindmarsh Lookout 2AM-003072

Empress Falls in the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Empress Falls is a stunning waterfall near the town of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains of NSW, Australia. The Valley of the Waters Creek pours over fern-fringed ledges as Empress Falls, a 30 metre fall into a cold deep pool.

The hike in and out from The Conservation Hut is slightly vigorous (about 30 minutes hike each way), yet absolutely worth it if you are hesitant, especially if you like waterfalls.

This image shows the final section of descent to the bottom of the waterfall.

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Empress Falls 2AM-009335 © Andrew McInnes

 

On the lower section of the bushwalk there are numerous seeps and soaks, especially if there has been recent rains.

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Empress Falls 2AM-009339 © Andrew McInnes

 

Abseiling (rappelling) is very popular and the Blue Mountains Adventure Company can provide the experience for you.

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Empress Falls 2AM-009348 © Andrew McInnes

 

A little further downstream of Empress Falls are a series of smaller, but no less beautiful waterfalls such as the following image of Sylvia Falls.

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Sylvia Falls 2AM-009358 © Andrew McInnes

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