Orroral Valley to Rendezvous Creek

Rendezvous Creek

This walk started at Orroral Valley in Namadgi National Park, just south of Canberra. We walked up to Nursery Swamp, turned right, and made our way up and over a saddle to Rendezvous Creek. Here we see Trevor saluting the occupants of a cleverly disguised alien spacecraft.

Rendezvous Creek

Much of Namadgi was burnt in the 2003 bushfires, but a surprising amount of the Rendezvous Creek area seems to have been unaffected. The kangaroos are certainly back in good numbers, and most clumps of trees in the valley had a mob making use of the shade on this morning.

Rendezvous Creek

The hills seem to have born the brunt of the 2003 fires, and the newly exposed granite gives them a look reminiscent of a Greek island.

Rendezvous Creek

Looking towards the Boboyan Road near the end of Rendezvous Creek.

Gudgenby River

The grey-green foliage here belongs to young wattle trees (acacias) that have sprung up since the fires. They will probably look quite spectacular when they're in flower.