Butcher Country - 24-29 November 2014

This is where we went; Gunaikurnai Country.

Rain clouds over the Macalister River.

The clouds parted in the morning at our campsite by the Wellington River.

"That's the way it's gonna be little darlin'.....".

A stumpy tail crossing the road.

There were numerous crossings of the Macalister River.

Crossing the Macalister River.

Crossing the Macalister River (Bullbar cam).

Underwater vision from a crossing of the Macalister River (Bullbar cam).

Going through a deep bog hole (Bullbar cam)

Mountain bike action.

Camp by the Macalister River.

It was a pretty sweet backdrop for nights 2 and 3.

Butcher Cascades.


Enjoying the panoramic vistas.


Majestic eucalypts.

Sizing up this hill.

The Butcher Country Track was steep.....

.....and rough.

Very rough!

A bit of track building was required to get up this section.

Bumpy and dusty.

The Howitt High Plains were a bit boggy.

Also boggy was the Caledonia River valley.

However, it was very beautiful too.

Crossing the Caledonia River.

A wild dog roaming in the Caledonia River valley.

The setting sun on the hills.

Fire-baked spuds with the lot.

It was a case of barging our way through the overgrowth on Mountain Ash Creek Track.

Camp by the Barkly River.

Heading up the Barkly River in search of dinner.

Not a bad setting for a walk.

A nice little waterfall running into the Barkly. This certainly didn't appear in any book or on any map!

This was an interesting sight.....a tree growing on a rock ledge.

Let's give this a whirl.



Wouldn't it be nice to spend retirement up here?