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

Postby johnw » Wed 04 Aug, 2021 6:40 pm

A bit further down then. I'm pretty sure you're looking towards Brickyard Point at Austinmer.
Which would put you on one of the tracks around Sublime Point. Going by SIX Maps the only named track is "Lookout Walking Track".
I haven't been there for some time and can't remember the signage, are you on the one that goes down the ladders?

EDIT: Referring back to an old sketch map in one of my guide books. At the bottom of the ladders part of it may have been called "Gibson Track" (might still be).
When the full circuit existed, between uphill from Austinmer and the escarpment, before a major landslip closed it, the bulk of it was labelled "Bulli Lookout Track".
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Wed 04 Aug, 2021 6:55 pm

Hmmm, intriguing.

Hang in there John and we’ll see if anybody else pitches in. Some conjecture here.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Wed 04 Aug, 2021 7:03 pm

Ok, my bad...That’s right John the “Forest path” it is...apparently?...looking down on Brickyard or Headlands pub.

As far as I knew we always called it the Wodi Wodi track, not just that small loop indicated.

So Crollsurf might be right too with that escarpment deal? Maybe you two can enter a duel of some sort to see who goes next.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Thu 05 Aug, 2021 3:14 pm

Yes, I think these names have evolved over time and may also have local preferences. So a bit more research, wasn't 100% before, but now I think I'm correct.
It appears various entities, including NPWS, now consider the Forest Path/Forest Walk/Forest Track to run between (close to) Austinmer and Stanwell Park railway stations.
The full length of it now appears to incorporate the Wodi Wodi track, Forest Path, Woodward track and Sublime Point track. I've walked all of those, thinking them separate.

The Upper Escarpment Trail that crollsurf mentioned looks to be multi-use and runs between Woonona Mountain and Brokers Nose FT. The MTB crowd have it well documented.

So, moving on. NSW, I took this in 2003. Where am I standing?
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Looking towards the Nattai Gorge from an informal lookout at the end of Westbreak Trail, via Colo Vale NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Thu 05 Aug, 2021 9:10 pm

Upper Nattai, with Ahearns in the distance and Colong on the horizon. Not where from though.... definitely the western side of the highway, maybe somewhere around Mt Flora?

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

Postby johnw » Thu 05 Aug, 2021 9:55 pm

Walk_fat boy_walk wrote:...maybe somewhere around Mt Flora?

Close, I could see it from here. You're within 2 km.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 7:40 am

The boxvale incline/Nattai gorge lookout?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 9:05 am

Looks like you are on the other side of the valley from The Crags.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 6:49 pm

michael_p wrote:Looks like you are on the other side of the valley from The Crags.

Yes Michael, that's close enough. Per my old Sloss guidebook I'm at the end of the Westbreak Trail at Westbreak Lookout.
A long time ago, but from memory we then descended "Craigs Pass" to the junction of Stockyard Creek and the Nattai.
(where we found one of the biggest Lace Monitors I've seen)
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 7:43 pm

Thanks John. The powerlines were the key.

NSW. Hope this wont be too hard. Name the location or the track I was on.
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Cormorant Rock, Coast Track, RNP.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby GregG » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 8:30 pm

Near Lennox Head ?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby crollsurf » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 8:30 pm

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

Postby johnw » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 8:39 pm

Awesome bird photo :). I suspect you might be on the Coast Track in RNP. Can't pin an exact spot though.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby puredingo » Fri 06 Aug, 2021 9:00 pm

Maybe the rise South of Marley?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby michael_p » Sat 07 Aug, 2021 8:35 am

johnw wrote:Awesome bird photo :). I suspect you might be on the Coast Track in RNP. Can't pin an exact spot though.

Coast Track it is. This spot is known as Cormorant Rock, it's on the old section of the Coast track north of The Cobblers. Wasn't sure if anyone would get the name as it is not an official name. Couldn't believe it when we got there and all those Cormorants were lined up like that.

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

Postby GregG » Sat 07 Aug, 2021 12:48 pm

Haha, cormarants of course, I searched for Shag Rock and found one on the far North Coast!!!
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby peregrinator » Sat 07 Aug, 2021 1:02 pm

GregG wrote:Haha, cormarants of course, I searched for Shag Rock and found one on the far North Coast!!!


Is that where the far canal comes in?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Sat 07 Aug, 2021 2:59 pm

michael_p wrote:
johnw wrote:Awesome bird photo :). I suspect you might be on the Coast Track in RNP. Can't pin an exact spot though.

Coast Track it is. This spot is known as Cormorant Rock, it's on the old section of the Coast track north of The Cobblers. Wasn't sure if anyone would get the name as it is not an official name. Couldn't believe it when we got there and all those Cormorants were lined up like that.
Over to you John.

Thanks Michael, I know that section of the old track pretty well, but not that name. A couple of other features in the vicinity worth seeking out.
Another spot I've seen a large group of cormorants is Pool Flat at Audley.

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GregG wrote:Haha, cormarants of course, I searched for Shag Rock and found one on the far North Coast!!!

Is that where the far canal comes in?

Mmm, tempted but not going there :wink:.

NSW. On what am I practicing good social distancing from the party over there?
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On Alice Rawson Peak, Kosciuszko NP via Charlotte Pass NSW
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Sun 08 Aug, 2021 9:24 pm

Abbott peak?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 11:45 am

Zapruda wrote:Abbott peak?

Not Abbott Peak but you're not far away.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 11:47 am

Near Townsend?
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 11:54 am

Zapruda wrote:Near Townsend?

Closer. I'm on a named peak.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 11:56 am

It would have to be Alice Rawson then.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby johnw » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 12:56 pm

Zapruda wrote:It would have to be Alice Rawson then.

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

Postby Zapruda » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 3:15 pm

Thanks John.

What am I looking at in NSW.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Tyreless » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 4:08 pm

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

Postby Zapruda » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 4:10 pm

Not Jagungal.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Mon 09 Aug, 2021 10:11 pm

Not Morgan and Half Moon is it?

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

Postby Zapruda » Tue 10 Aug, 2021 6:59 am

Not Half Moon or Morgan.
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Re: Game: Where-is-it (Aussie)

Postby Zapruda » Wed 11 Aug, 2021 7:59 am

A clue - I'm standing on the AAWT
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