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Wattamolla Triangle - RNP.

Tue 30 Jun, 2020 4:21 pm

Well I managed to find my way to one of the pits in the mysterious Wattamolla Triangle. :D What an interesting location.

First photo is for reference so we are all on the same page. I would prefer not to discuss my route to the triangle as it is off-track and the area is still recovering from the fires.

Guess what my clothes looked like after I walked through this.

And this.

I came around a patch of young trees and spied what looked like a rock shelf. Not sure where I was exactly I decided to see if it gave me a view of the surrounding area. Only it wasn't a rock shelf but the pit wall. First sighting...HOORAY, I found it.:D

Photo taken from the back of the pit looking towards trench B. Trench A heads away on the left hand side.

Pit has filled with water and the Sedges are taking over.

This photo is of the pit wall. It is reasonably wide and stands proud of the natural surrounding soil by about 1/2m.

Jeff volunteered to stand at the start of trench A to give some perspective. You can also see Charlie standing on top of the pit wall on the left. The pit would be around 1.8m deep (or 6foot in the old money). It appears to have filled in a bit so it may have been a little deeper.
There appears to be a limit on the number of photos I can attach so I will do the rest in a separate post.
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Re: Wattamolla Triangle - RNP.

Tue 30 Jun, 2020 4:31 pm

OK, lets continue.

The start of Trench B.

Trench B was different. It started at the same depth as Trench A but got shallower very quickly. Strange, I really expected it to be the same as trench A. Within 20m of starting it was only about 300-400mm deep and appeared to continue at this depth for as far as we could see.

Satisfied with what I had seen we decided to head back out of the scrub. Thankfully we found a slightly less burnt bush infested route out.
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Re: Wattamolla Triangle - RNP.

Tue 30 Jun, 2020 5:03 pm

Couple of extra bits.

Tony Markham photos from an attempt to head up the creek: ... 2692445958. And a video of the trip:

Older triangle video -

Really interesting photo from 1947 here: ... =3&theater

Re: Wattamolla Triangle - RNP.

Tue 30 Jun, 2020 7:48 pm

Interesting, Michael. Never heard of them before? Thanks.
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