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An intermittent waterfall on the Benowie Walking Track, Hornsby (here).

waterfall on the Benowie Walking Track in Hornsby

The top of a waterfall on Moonie Moonie creek (near here).

Moonie Moonie creek waterfall

The end of the Waterfall Walk at Kanangra Walls.

Kanangra Walls waterfall

On the America Bay track in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (the lense got splashed).

America Bay waterfall

Near a suburb called Waterfall – where you would expect waterfalls!

Royal National Park waterfall

Rocky Ponds (somewhere near here). There is a track from Little Wobby which becomes very overgrown, but the area is very beautiful once you get there.

Rocky Ponds waterfall

Federal Falls in Mount Canobolas State Conservation Area. There’s a cave behind the waterfall.

Federal Falls, Mount Canobolas   Federal Falls, Mount Canobolas

The Girakool Loop in Brisbane Water National Park has lots of little waterfalls (explore the side tracks!).

Girakool waterfall, Brisbane Waters National Park

Rollasons Fall in Mount Buffalo National Park, Victoria (here).

Rollasons Fall in Mount Buffalo National Park

Lakes and Pools

There are some beautiful lakes in Tasmania. This one is near Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Another view of Cradle Mountain, and the edge of Lake St Clair.

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania   Lake St clair, Tasmania

Some more of Lake St Clair. There is a ferry across.

Lake St Clair, Tasmania

Lake St Clair, Tasmania

The Walls of Jerusalem National Park, Tasmania. I had a sore knee so I didn’t make it the whole way, but the pools and lakes I saw were lovely.

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Walls of Jerusalem

Crater Lake, near Cradle Mountain. The walk up is steep.

Crater Lake, Tasmania

Wombat Pool near Cradle Mountain.

Wombat Pool, Tasmania

Back to New South Wales again ...

Under a waterfall at Rocky Ponds.

pool at Rocky Ponds

The end of Bob Turner’s Track – Colo River in the Wollemi Wilderness.

Colo River, Bob Turners Track, Wollemi Wilderness

Emerald Pool in Popran National Park. Beautiful, but the walk there is not very interesting.

Emerald Pool, Popran National Park

At the base of Winifred Falls.

Winifred Falls

Karloo Pools at Kangaroo Creek, Royal National Park (here).

Karloo Pools, Kangaroo Creek, Royal National Park

A pool in a river near Cairns (people photoshopped out).

river pool in Cairns


Kayaking up Rocklow Creek, Minnamurra. The water was very clear.

Rocklow Creek mangroves, Minnamurra

Rocklow Creek mangroves, Minnamurra

An archway to the side of Minnamurra River.

Minnamurra River mangroves

Cowan Creek (I think).

Patonga Creek mangroves

Patonga Creek. The water was very still.

Patonga Creek mangroves

Mangroves beside the Magazine Track.

Magazine Track mangroves

Some mangroves in Garigal National Park.

Garigal National Park mangroves

In Muogamarra Nature Reserve (only open to the public in Spring).

Muogamarra Nature Reserve mangroves

Not mangroves, just some twisty trees in a swamp. The reflections are interesting.

twisty trees


The Cascades Track in New England National Park, one of the most beautiful places I know. The second photo is blurred when zoomed in, but I still like it.

Cascades Track, New England National Park

Cascades Track, New England National Park

Cascades Track, New England National Park

A river crossing in Heathcote National Park, near the intersection of the Bullawarring and Mooray Tracks (here).

river crossing in Heathcote National Park, Bullawarring  track

Kangaroo Creek in the Royal National Park (here). You can walk from Heathcote or paddle from Audley.

Kangaroo Creek, Royal National Park

Kangaroo Creek, Royal National Park

Colo River, Upper Colo. I kayaked down river, but the current was quite strong, so I had to wade back up pulling the kayak.

Colo River, Upper Colo

A side creek along the Gibberagong track from Wahroonga to Bobbin Head.

creek near Bobbin Head, Gibberagong track

A stony river near Cairns.

stony river in cairns

Calna Creek in Berowra Valley National Park (here). This shot looks very peaceful to me.


Deep Creek near Narrabeen (here). Part of a lovely walk with a cave and a waterfall.

Deep Creek, Narrabeen

Carroll Creek in Garigal National Park.

Carroll Creek, Garigal National Park

Middle Harbour Creek in Garigal National Park.

Middle Harbour Creek, Garigal National Park

The Casuarina Track in Garigal National Park.

Casuarina Track, Garigal National Park

Rocky Ponds. Walking back up the river was fun.

Rocky Ponds

Rocky Ponds

Flaggy Creek Gorge in Mount Lawson State Park, Victoria (here). It’s a long walk to the gorge, but it is an amazing place.

Flaggy Creek Gorge, Mount Lawson State Park, Victoria

Flaggy Creek, Mount Lawson State Park, Victoria

Dunn’s Swamp. See the Lithgow Area page for more photos of the river.

Dunns Swamp

Cockle Creek, Bobbin Head. I think the white dots below the mangroves are oysters.

Cockle Creek, Bobbin Head

Along the Governor Phillip Walk.

Governor Phillip Walk

Some oysters in mangroves on the Governor Phillip Walk.


A beach along the Governor Phillip Walk. People swim here sometimes.

river beach

View from the end of Duffy’s Wharf Track.

duffys wharf

Up river from Roseville Bridge.

Near Roseville Bridge

A creek near Ourimbah.

Ourimbah creek

View from a freeway bridge.

river from road


A river crossing in Hornsby (here). There are lots of water dragons in this area.

eroded river crossing, Hornsby

A river near Heathcote.

eroded rocks along river near Heathcote

River crossing in Waratah Gully on the Berowra Track (here).

eroded rocks in Waratah Gully, Berowra

River Beds

A muddy river bed. Yancowinna Creek near Broken Hill (somewhere around here).

Yancowinna Creek dry creekbed, near Broken Hill

Yancowinna Creek dry creekbed, near Broken Hill

Low tide at Apple Tree Bay, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.

Apple Tree Bay low tide

Near the top of a waterfall at Girakool, Brisbane Water National Park.

Girakool, Brisbane Water National Park


A little whirlpool in Mooney Mooney Creek.


Rippling reflections.

rippling water reflections

Some underwater rocks.

underwater river rock

underwater river rocks

River fish.

river fish

river fish

A jellyfish in Mooney Mooney creek.

river jellyfish

Stepping stone crossing in Garigal National Park (here).

stepping stone crossing, Garigal National Park

Alternative crossing further down the creek.

rocky creek crossing, Garigal National Park

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