Snowy Mountains - 25 November - 2 December 2017


This is where you'd find the Snowies.


This is where we went.


Entering the Snowy Mountains.


Blowering Reservoir.


Ravine, a once thriving mining boomtown between 1890-1920.


Yarrangobilly River.




Campsite by the Yarrangobilly.


Spearmint tea.


Eggs and bacon plant.


Travelling the Lobs Hole Ravine Road.


Three Mile Dam.


Beautiful high plains.




Heading down into the Eucumbene Valley.




Eucumbene River.


Kiandra.


Yarrangobilly Caves.


Glory Arch Walk.


Australia.


South Glory Cave.




Having a dip in the thermal pool.








"I wouldn't mind having a swim too!"


Misty.


Buddong Falls.




Talbingo.


Tumut 3 is the largest of the power stations in the Snowy Mountains Scheme.


Long Plain.


A mob of brumbies.


"Don't mess with me!"


The beginnings of the Murrumbidgee River, the second longest in Australia.


Cooleman Homestead.


Chillin'.


Blue Waterholes.


Cave Creek.




Clarke Gorge.


This spectacular walk included 8 river crossings.


Cooleman Falls.


We weren't the only ones enjoying Clarke Gorge.


Looking to get back before the heavens opened.


Crossing of the Yarrangobilly River at Ravine (external and bullbar cams respectively). Tip: Watch them simultaneously with sound.


Cabramurra, Australia's highest town.




The view from up there wasn't bad at all.


Tumut Ponds Dam.


Bradleys and O'Briens Hut.




Wildflowers.




It's a harsh environment up here.




Campsite by the Swampy Plain River.


Quality cuisine: instant mash, tinned luncheon meat and iceberg lettuce.


Swampy Plain River.


Crystal clear.


Beautiful Tom Groggin Station, once managed by Jack Riley, the inspiration behind Banjo Patterson's The Man From Snowy River.




Thredbo.




"Feel the Rhythm! Feel the Rhyme!"






Walking up Mt Kosciuszko.






Lake Cootapatamba, Australia's highest lake.


The fledgling Snowy River.


On top of Australia!


Impressive views from the top.






The walk back down to Thredbo.


Old Geehi Hut.




Taking in some of the local history.


We saw quite a few of these guys in the Southern Snowies.


Crossing the Murray River and into Victoria (external and bullbar cams respectively). Tip: Watch them simultaneously with sound.


Crossing Buckwong Creek.


A relaxing arvo at Buckwong Creek.






Crossing the Murray River back into NSW (external and bullbar cams respectively). Tip: Watch them simultaneously with sound.


The Western Fall of the Kosciuszko Range.






In anticipation of the summer's worth of rain coming over the next day or two, the National Parks and Wildlife Service closed off the crossings of the Swampy Plain River.


Taking a tour of the Murray 2 power station, part of the phenomenal engineering feat that is the Snowy Mountains Scheme.




The Man from Snowy River country.


The Man from Snowy River Museum.








Travelling the Benambra Corryong Road.


Having heard about the impending rain event, we swapped our tents for a cabin at the Omeo Caravan Park.


Omeo.


Livingstone Creek Park.


Omeo Valley.


Mitchell River Silt Jetty.




Going for a walk in the rain on Raymond Island.


"Home among the gum trees".


Sunsets from the Snowies.