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Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 4:55 pm

....and now for something completely different!

With the Tasmanian "Where am I" (Tassie) game going for over a year and a half and shows no signs of slowing down I thought it would be nice to start a new Australian version.

This game will be a little different from the Tasmanian game. Firstly, you will be guessing “Where is it” ... where is the subject in the photo. Of course, to do that you will need to work out what it is you are looking at. For added interest, but not required for a win, the Poster can optional also ask you to guess “Where am I” ?

First to guess the right location gets to post the next picture of a location somewhere in an Australian National Park. Because pictures could come from any state, I will ask you please to post a picture with a good quality skyline or with heaps of visual clues to allow players to work out where the picture was taken. So we can get up and running, for the time being when you post a picture please give the first clue as the State the picture is from.

Players can ask questions and the picture owner can give clues. If you guess correctly but don't wish to post a picture, then just give your turn to someone else.

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Hopefully this first one will be easy enough.

Where-is-it ? Clue: its in New South Wales

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Mt Jagungal from Kerries Ridge ( from the South)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:04 pm

Lovely Photo Tony.

Quoting from Ubiquitous Steve on another web site:
"You can feel its a special place.Miles from Main Range Massive sitting all by itself.Good place to look back south at bigger peaks and reflect on something or other.Funny little shape and all.Place to pitch tunnel tent just below cairn on eastern protected side.Can almost see it from Mt Mulhauser!!And this Mt can see you comming as you make feeble attempts to storm it."
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Nuts » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:09 pm

Its been half a lifetime and i think the massif was bigger but then i was smaller lol....going on clues alone is that Jagungal? :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:21 pm

Nuts wrote:Its been half a lifetime and i think the massif was bigger but then i was smaller lol....going on clues alone is that Jagungal? :)


Hi Nuts,

You are right, your turn. but then again I am not sure if Eggs should claim the prize. It is sometimes called the Lion of the North. Can you guess where I was standing when I took the photo.

Many thanks to WalkingTas, Tasadam and SOAB for their help in starting this game.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Nuts » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:28 pm

Hi Tony, I have vague memories of an endless fire trail walk into a great little hut in the valley somewhere to the west of there. I'll have to pass mine on to someone else ( :oops: ) I haven't done any mainland walks since the days of polaroid and have nothing on hand. Jagungal is somewhere I have on a list of places to revisit one day. It looks spectacular as a snowshoe trip. Nice image :wink:

(sorry, that didnt last long from me did it lol) Eggs?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:34 pm

Nuts wrote:Hi Tony, I have vague memories of an endless fire trail walk into a great little hut in the valley somewhere to the west of there. I'll have to pass mine on to someone else ( :oops: ) I haven't done any mainland walks since the days of polaroid and have nothing on hand. Jagungal is somewhere I have on a list of places to revisit one day. It looks spectacular as a snowshoe trip. Nice image :wink:

(sorry, that didnt last long from me did it lol) Eggs?


Hi Nuts,

The hut to the west was most probably O'keefes, which burnt down inthe 2003 fires, it has since been rebuilt.

Over to Eggs as he really was first to pick the location.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby walkinTas » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:37 pm

....but, but, but I still don't know where it is?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Nuts » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 5:47 pm

Mt Jagungal is one of the most northerly Snowy Mountains wTas : http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=33031&cmd=sp#map
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:29 pm

OK
I thought is was Jagungal when I first saw it.
But I checked for a photo on the web - which is where I picked up the quote.
However, I was not prepared to post just yet - so I just left the quote.

Jagungal is famous as a true "peak" [rather than a rolling hilltop] in the main range sitting off by itself to the north.
There is a well known multi-day walk from the north end through to the Kosciuszko end - of which Jagungal is a key landmark.
Locating where you were would require map work - as I have not been there. But I suspect you are south of Jagungal.

Better make the next one reasonably easy..[he hopes]
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Barron Falls with just a trickle - next to Karoonda, Cairns, North Queensland
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:39 pm

eggs wrote:Jagungal is famous as a true "peak" [rather than a rolling hilltop] in the main range sitting off by itself to the north.

Gee we are in trouble if that one is not considered a rolling hill. I guess you mainlanders would be hoping for a ice age pretty soon so you can get some glaciated landscapes :D
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:43 pm

Well then - the waterfall should impress you then. :wink: [This is a 300m deep gorge]

However, it is hard to gauge the scale of Tony's photo.
As Tassie is so compact, it probably seems a bit strange to look across a gap of a few kms to the next peak.
But keep looking - you might be surprised at some mainland crags.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:45 pm

the waterfall does impress me, ive tried google but cant find it yet
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:47 pm

would it be baron falls?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:56 pm

frenchy_84 wrote:would it be baron falls?


Just beat me to it.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 7:58 pm

Tony wrote:
frenchy_84 wrote:would it be baron falls?


Just beat me to it.

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it took me a few google searches to find it
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby eggs » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:02 pm

Curious - what were you searching on?

Yes - it is Barron Falls near Cairns, Nth Queensland.
And you aught to see this one in full flight! With spray filling the entire basin.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby walkinTas » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:03 pm

So "where-is-it"? Where is Baron Falls?

Edit: Ah! You gave them the answer. Just beat me with your post!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:05 pm

frenchy_84 wrote:
eggs wrote:Jagungal is famous as a true "peak" [rather than a rolling hilltop] in the main range sitting off by itself to the north.

Gee we are in trouble if that one is not considered a rolling hill. I guess you mainlanders would be hoping for a ice age pretty soon so you can get some glaciated landscapes :D


Mt Jagungal from the other side looks a lot more like a Peak.

My Photo was taken from The Kerries near Mawsons Hut.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:07 pm

eggs wrote:Curious - what were you searching on?

Yes - it is Barron Falls near Cairns, Nth Queensland.
And you aught to see this one in full flight! With spray filling the entire basin.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wa ... _Australia
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Barro ... ry2005.JPG
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:13 pm

well i started searching for south aus waterfalls as i know your from there but with no luck i had to expand my search horizons, pretty easy in the end. Interestingly enough it didnt make it on to a website named AUs 10 best waterfalls.

Now im in trouble though, i only have 2 suitable mainland photos and ive just given away how to work out one. So try this one, if this is to difficut i can add another image later to make it easier. happy guessing
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Wed 23 Feb, 2011 8:31 pm

i think that the previous image will be to difficult and i dont want it hanging over my head for days, so here is a nice easy one. Back in hill country
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 7:09 am

I think it is Mt Hotham in Victoria.

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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby frenchy_84 » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:06 am

You would be correct. Your go
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:42 am

This should be an easy one, What is the name of flat top mountain in the middle of the photo, also what is the pointy peak in the background called and where am I standing.
Hint it is NSW
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Byangee Mountain with Pigeon House Mountain in the distance from The Castle, Morton National Park South Coast NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby tasadam » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:47 am

I was wondering whether that first one might have been the Natural Bridge in the Springbrook National Park, Numinbah, Qld.

Looks like Tony is in the Blue Mountains somewhere... Don't know the name of the things he's looking at tho.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Nuts » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:51 am

Pigeon House :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tony » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 9:57 am

Nuts wrote:Pigeon House :)

Correct for the peak in the background but I want the name of the flat top mountain in the middle of the photo.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Nuts » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 10:00 am

O, sorry, packing for a walk... Your to the north west, i'd say somewhere on Mt Owen perhaps and thats the Castle?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Chief » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 10:47 am

i think Nuts is close, but i would say the photo is taken from atop the castle and the flat top mountain is Byangee Mountain.
It's just around the corner..
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Nuts » Thu 24 Feb, 2011 11:17 am

Could be right, ive only looked at them from below and coming in from Wog Wog (One of the nicest multi-day walks ive done I'd add :D )
Either way, maybe you have a bigger cache of photos to have a go with :wink:
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