Thursday, December 3, 2009

Fitzroy Falls

Fitzroy Falls, originally uploaded by zuctronic.

While at Nepean Dam (see previous post) we asked someone how to get to Fitzroy Falls and were given directions. We drove for another 20 minutes or so and the clouds cleared up to reveal a fairly clear sky with some nice wispy clouds for decoration. We found our way to Fitzroy Falls and parked the car. After a quick cup of coffee (Australians do coffee better than anyplace else I've been) we walked a short trail to the waterfall. What a view!! This beautiful corner of the world rivals any I've seen.

Cheryl and I walked around to a few of the other lookouts and saw the inappropriately named "twin falls" where hardly a trickle of water "cascaded" over the rocks. On our way I heard a strange sound coming from the bushes. It sounded like a synthesizer or maybe a very strange cicada. Cheryl said, "I bet that's a lyrebird!" and then I could see the tail feathers sticking out of the bush. The lyrebird is featured on the back of Australia's 10 cent piece. Its claim to fame is its ability to immitate nearly anything. As we walked around the other side of the waterfall, we heard two more lyrebirds immitating whip birds and other calls. I'll let David Attenborough explain:

I took pictures of lots of flowers, showing off the super-macro lens on this FujiFilm s8000fd digital camera. I like the banksias and the mountain devil flowers. So many of them look so foreign to what I'm used to in North America.


Virginia Bed and Breakfast said...

Fitzroy Falls is home to a fantastic waterfall. It has been a traveler destination for over 150 years. Travel approximately two hours from Sydney, the Fitzroy Falls village lies on the main road between the South Coast at Nowra and the Highlands to Kangaroo Valley. This stunning area is situated on the north-eastern end of the Morton National Park.

Dubai dhow cruise said...

Definitely, Fitzroy Falls is pretty good destination for vacation which is home to a incredible waterfall. Basically it is a village and shows the outstanding natural attraction which lies at the edge of the escarpmant towards the coast from the Southern Highlands. I’d definitely recommend everyone should visit once in life.

Burj Al Arab Afternoon Tea said...

WOW! Those are just amazingly beautiful pics makes you want to go there at once.