Twelve and a half years ago I was in Australia in September I had all weekend to drive from Coffs Harbour on the east coast of New South Wales (roughly halfway between Brisbane and Sydney) to Dubbo, 971 km (583 miles) to the west. Near the end of a late Sunday afternoon of a very long and very adventuresome day on the road, between the towns of Mullaley and Dubbo, I came across a sign that resulted in one more little side excursion into the bush. Here’s the entry from my journal:
I was now nearing my destination, but there was still enough of the fading light left that I made one more detour when I saw a sign for Hickeys Falls—and, apart from the natural beauty of the spot, the extra time and effort it took to get this view (it involved a fair scramble over a jumble of large boulders and fallen trees) would have been well justified just to learn that the name of the stream that held the falls was Wallumburrawang Creek. Metadata: Nikon D80 with a Nikon 18-135 lens at 18 mm, ISO 100, 1.5 seconds at f/20.