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

Postby Zapruda » Tue 04 May, 2021 11:22 am

I’ll give you that John.

Gurrangorambla Flat. Looking southeast

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

Postby johnw » Tue 04 May, 2021 7:48 pm

Zapruda wrote:I’ll give you that John.

Gurrangorambla Flat. Looking southeast

All yours

Thanks Stef, went from a vague recollection of visiting somewhere around there a lot of years ago.

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Retort and arsenic collecting room, Tolwong Copper Mine ruins in the Shoalhaven Gorge, Bungonia NP via Marulan NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 06 May, 2021 9:36 am

The river and a much taller structure are close behind me. I wouldn't drink the water at this location though.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Rolv » Thu 06 May, 2021 9:31 pm

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

Postby johnw » Fri 07 May, 2021 9:32 am

Rolv wrote:Tolwong mines

Correct Rolv, and welcome. Shoalhaven Gorge in Bungonia NP via the Trestles Track. Over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Rolv » Fri 07 May, 2021 11:18 am

Thanks for the welcome I have been lurking for a while, couldn't resist when I saw the mines, I was only there Monday. The next item pictured is from the eighteen thirties.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 07 May, 2021 11:31 am

Looks like Clares Bridge on The Convict Trail
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Rolv » Fri 07 May, 2021 12:58 pm

Close to and similar to Clares Bridge.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Fri 07 May, 2021 4:20 pm

johnw wrote:I wouldn't drink the water at this location though.

Ah ha, I get you now John, the arsenic residue in the river? Back in the day while kayaking the Shoalhaven in that vicinity the usual practice was to scoop up a handful of river water when one needed a drink, ignorance is bliss haha. I recall that the gold extraction process at Sunny Corner involved cyanidation, I always explored around that area with some trepidation!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 07 May, 2021 7:00 pm

GregG wrote:
johnw wrote:I wouldn't drink the water at this location though.

Ah ha, I get you now John, the arsenic residue in the river? Back in the day while kayaking the Shoalhaven in that vicinity the usual practice was to scoop up a handful of river water when one needed a drink, ignorance is bliss haha. I recall that the gold extraction process at Sunny Corner involved cyanidation, I always explored around that area with some trepidation!

That's it Greg, there's a warning about it in one of the Robert Sloss guidebooks I have. Does a risk remain today? Who knows, but I'd probably seek water upstream in the vicinity of the mine.

For the current photo, that looks like Circuit Flat Bridge about 20 km up the road from Clares.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Rolv » Fri 07 May, 2021 8:28 pm

You are correct John, Circuit Flat Bridge, near the top end of the Old North Road.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sat 08 May, 2021 11:25 am

Rolv wrote:You are correct John, Circuit Flat Bridge, near the top end of the Old North Road.

Thanks Rolv, I've been there but it's some time ago.

Here's a relatively easy one. NSW:
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Vera Falls, Valley of the Waters - Blue Mountains NP via Wentworth Falls NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sun 09 May, 2021 8:52 pm

A lady of the valley.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregR » Mon 10 May, 2021 11:30 am

Edith Falls as a pure guess.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 10 May, 2021 2:05 pm

GregR wrote:Edith Falls as a pure guess.

Right idea, but this one is in a much deeper valley higher in the mountains, not too far away.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregR » Mon 10 May, 2021 3:30 pm

johnw wrote:
GregR wrote:Edith Falls as a pure guess.

Right idea, but this one is in a much deeper valley higher in the mountains, not too far away.


being a Victorian who has only ventured into the Blue Mountains once in my life ( and as a tourist no less) , this is actually harder than you realise Mr John!!!

To keep the game Flowing, I'll give Empress Falls a shot.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Mon 10 May, 2021 4:41 pm

Perhaps Vera Falls?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 10 May, 2021 7:03 pm

GregR wrote:being a Victorian who has only ventured into the Blue Mountains once in my life ( and as a tourist no less) , this is actually harder than you realise Mr John!!!
To keep the game Flowing, I'll give Empress Falls a shot.

Thanks for playing Greg. Not Empress but you are quite close and in the right valley.
Yes, I struggle with most of the Victorian ones for similar reasons. I would post more from there but I only have a very limited number.

Tyreless wrote:Perhaps Vera Falls?

That's it Tyreless, over to you.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Mon 10 May, 2021 8:55 pm

Lucky guess. Next, still in NSW.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby FatCanyoner » Mon 10 May, 2021 8:57 pm

That looks a lot like Govetts Leap (Bridal Veil Falls)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Tue 11 May, 2021 3:40 pm

Yes, only just saw this , agree with FC, this had got to be Govetts Leap.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Tue 11 May, 2021 6:03 pm

I'll pay that, although I may be opening up a bit of controversy because I think this is Horseshoe Falls at Govetts Leap. Controversial because, firstly, I am not 100% sure where I actually took the photo and, secondly, because an internet search reveals some debate about the naming of falls at Govetts Leap.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby wildwanderer » Tue 11 May, 2021 6:51 pm

Yep this is horseshoe Falls.

Even Wikipedia agrees :lol:

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

Postby FatCanyoner » Tue 11 May, 2021 7:15 pm

Yeah, looking again I think Horseshoe Falls is a better fit. I think the top of the cliff to the left of the falls curves around a bit on Bridal Veil. I've abseiled that one, which was an interesting experience. I believe it's the longest single drop waterfall in the Blue Mountains, but Horseshoe can't be far behind.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby wildwanderer » Wed 12 May, 2021 5:16 am

That would have been a abseil to remember. Re: which falls.. I was just providing a bit of light hearted commentary.

As per Tyreless's advisement above, it's your turn FC. :)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby jonnosan » Wed 12 May, 2021 8:44 am

wildwanderer wrote:Yep this is horseshoe Falls.

Even Wikipedia agrees :lol:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fo ... ntains.jpg



Just trying to get my head around how that photo manages to get both the view up to the top of the falls as well as the photographers legs...
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby FatCanyoner » Wed 12 May, 2021 9:41 am

If someone else has a photo they'd like to share, please do so. Otherwise I'll put one up tonight.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby icefest » Wed 12 May, 2021 9:54 am

FatCanyoner wrote:If someone else has a photo they'd like to share, please do so. Otherwise I'll put one up tonight.

I've got one!
Still in NSW!

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

Postby ribuck » Wed 12 May, 2021 6:43 pm

jonnosan wrote:Just trying to get my head around how that photo manages to get both the view up to the top of the falls as well as the photographers legs...

Most phone cameras have a "panorama" function. It works for vertical panoramas too.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 12 May, 2021 7:43 pm

icefest wrote:
FatCanyoner wrote:If someone else has a photo they'd like to share, please do so. Otherwise I'll put one up tonight.

I've got one!
Still in NSW!

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I've got no idea, but for starters is that the wollondilly below?

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