Caravan Adventure # 48 – Red Hill to the Red Centre – Days 5, 6 and 7 – Cobar NSW

Posted: 15 June 2016 in Australia - travel

Last time we were in Cobar it was so wet that many of the gravel roads were closed – meaning we couldn’t get out to see the Aboriginal rock art sites at Mount Grenfell. This year the weather Gods have been kind, its a warm 20 deg C, clear skies and no wind, although about a week ago there was heavy rain and flooding.  All that water meant the normally dry red stony landscape was a’blooming with a green tinge – short grass over everything – just beautiful. The road to Mount Grenfell was pretty rough but not boggy. The rock art was interesting but the setting was spectacular – a series of semi permanent clear water pools running down several gullies from Mount Grenfell with a very long sandstone ridge overlooking the pools. The caves were under the sandstone overhangs – and you could just imagine a group of aboriginals sitting there overlooking the pools and making art on the cave walls. Kangaroos graze near the pools, so there was food, water and shelter – sort of a Garden of Eden surrounded by flat stony dry country. We followed the Ngiyampaa Walkabout track up to the top of Mount Grenfell – a 5km circuit – worth the effort if you are out this way.

Here are two pics from Mount Grenfell

 Mt Grenfell Historical Site - Aboriginal rock art 05 - 15 June 2016            Mt Grenfell Historical Site - Waterholes 02 - 15 June 2016

 

Cobar Caravan Park is also looking sub tropical after the recent downpours

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  1. Don Mountain says:

    Looks like you are having a good trip. We are onight in Dubbo on our way to Lightning Ridge.Very cold and wet here.