Tuesday, January 26, 2010

South Wellington Plateau from Big Bend

Commencing from Big Bend, this is a totally off track walk, although it is an option to use a track for a short distance.  Parts are over spongy uneven herb and fern plains and these are often quite wet.

Walk SE from Big Bend over the open plain and head towards a snow gum wood.  Go round the southern edge of it and cross to the base of the rocky summit plateau and follow this until the closest point to dead Island. Cross over walk through Dead Island, which is far from dead with lovely snow gums and bushes, before walking over the at most times wet  drainage plain.  The South Wellington plateau from this entry  direction has a few relatively easy cliffs and boulders, but once on top it is delightful country.

It is quite easy to circle near the edge where good views are obtained.   The return can be off the eastern end of the plateau and pick up the South Wellington Track before leaving this and  walking over the upper plateau towards Big Bend.

 

Click here for a map of the route

IMG_3050 Oleria pinifolia Click the image above for a photo album

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