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

Postby ribuck » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 4:31 pm

Thanks puredingo.

This one is in NSW. It's not in a NP, but there is a NP 7km away.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 4:52 pm

Near somersby?

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

Postby ribuck » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 8:17 pm

South of there. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people walk past nearby - but most of them are not coming to look at waterfalls.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 18 Mar, 2021 9:09 pm

I haven't been there but going by the clue, Bronte Falls?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 6:43 am

Well done johnw for finding the anagram in the filename! It's Bronte Valley Falls in Sydney.

I have been to Bronte Beach dozens of times, but it was only a week ago I discovered the falls. There had been some rain showers on the day I took the photo, but the falls must have really been thundering yesterday with the heavy rain.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 11:46 am

ribuck wrote:Well done johnw for finding the anagram in the filename! It's Bronte Valley Falls in Sydney.

I have been to Bronte Beach dozens of times, but it was only a week ago I discovered the falls. There had been some rain showers on the day I took the photo, but the falls must have really been thundering yesterday with the heavy rain.

Thanks ribuck, but I'm not that clever. I did notice the file name early on, and wondered if it was an anagram, but didn't make sense of it at that point.
So I just did my usual google analysis plus six maps and found it that way. I only made the connection when you mentioned it :roll:.
Given tomorrow's forecast take care if going to have another look then. I think I'll be staying indoors.

Still NSW but not as close to the city:
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Junction of Glenbrook Creek/Gorge with the Nepean River, Blue Mountains NP via Glenbrook NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 4:26 pm

It's not where Glenbrook Creek meets the Nepean, is it?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 5:44 pm

ribuck wrote:Is not where Glenbrook Creek meets the Nepean, is it?

Yes It is ribuck. On this occasion we spent a few hours on a circuit rock hopping/wading down the gorge, along the Nepean, then back through bush tracks and streets.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 6:21 pm

Thanks johnw. I usually start at Glenbrook station and walk downstream, and either exit at Lapstone station, or walk through Leonay and look at some of the nice houses then exit at Emu Plains or even Penrith station. One time in Glenbrook Creek I touched a small tree and a snake dropped out right in front of my face.

This photo is in the NT.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 7:56 pm

Road leading to Kata Tjuta/The Olgas?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby ribuck » Fri 19 Mar, 2021 9:28 pm

johnw wrote:Road leading to Kata Tjuta/The Olgas?

I wasn't really asking about the road, but you are absolutely correct.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sat 20 Mar, 2021 2:45 pm

ribuck wrote:
johnw wrote:Road leading to Kata Tjuta/The Olgas?

I wasn't really asking about the road, but you are absolutely correct.

Thanks ribuck, I found one to continue the break from NSW. Just name the body of water in QLD:
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Looking north along the coast at Port Douglas FNQ
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 7:02 am

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

Postby johnw » Wed 24 Mar, 2021 4:03 pm

A glass of tawny with some sugar?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Wed 24 Mar, 2021 10:20 pm

Chris might have had a good thing going here before he ran away.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Thu 25 Mar, 2021 7:32 am

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

Postby johnw » Thu 25 Mar, 2021 8:39 am

crollsurf wrote:Port Douglas

Yes crollsurf, all yours.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Thu 25 Mar, 2021 11:16 am

johnw wrote:
crollsurf wrote:Port Douglas

Yes crollsurf, all yours.

Thanks johnw, the coastal range looks similar along there, so hard to pick without a few hints or some local knowledge. Knowing who Chris (Skase) is is showing my age :D

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

Postby crollsurf » Fri 26 Mar, 2021 9:35 am

It's just a matta of time before someone guesses where it is
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sat 27 Mar, 2021 1:32 pm

The waterfall is Bull and the creek is Sheep (Burra's)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sun 28 Mar, 2021 10:38 am

I'm NW of Sydney
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 28 Mar, 2021 3:11 pm

Don't know why but I've yet to get there, Bulcamatta Falls (Burralow Creek)?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Sun 28 Mar, 2021 4:06 pm

johnw wrote:Don't know why but I've yet to get there, Bulcamatta Falls (Burralow Creek)?
That's right. Apparently there are glowworns along the creek. Your go johnw

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

Postby johnw » Sun 28 Mar, 2021 8:50 pm

NSW:
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Historic retorts and chimney, Joadja "ghost town" via Mittagong NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 8:01 am

Hi John, I was last there in the late seventies assisting with an industrial archaeology survey not far from your pictured location which I am fairly sure is a horizontal retort bench and associated smokestack at Joadja NSW. Regards, GregG.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 10:10 am

GregG wrote:Hi John, I was last there in the late seventies assisting with an industrial archaeology survey not far from your pictured location which I am fairly sure is a horizontal retort bench and associated smokestack at Joadja NSW. Regards, GregG.

100% correct Greg. A fascinating place, we were competing in a rogaine there some years ago.
I was frequently compelled to stop searching for checkpoints in the bush to take photos.
I believe access has become more restricted in recent times and you now need to book a tour to visit.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 3:40 pm

Here's a topical snap from NSW but taken back in 1989. Location please.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 4:14 pm

Pretty sure 1989 was a flood year. Not much to go on in the photo but the banks remind me of the upper Grose.
I'll start with the Grose River downstream from Pierces Pass.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 4:32 pm

Not the Grose John but you are on the right river system.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 5:18 pm

Based solely on the clue... govetts Creek?

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