Wollemi Creek is usually too deep to make wading up the creek possible, and the vegetation along the banks is very dense, but once it reaches the Colo river the easiest way to get along is to walk on the sandbanks and wade the deeper sections, occasionally encountering the (in)famous Wollemi quicksand, which, to date, has never been more than waist deep.
It came on to rain pretty heavily in the afternoon, so we set up an early camp in a commodious cave well above the river. As we sat out the rain another party of bushwalkers came by, on a multi-day walk from the Western side of the park. It is unusual to meet another party this far up the Colo, but that's Easter, I suppose.
We left this camp set up in the morning and spent the day walking up the river and back, to see how much ground we can cover on a longer trip next year and what the campsites are like. The third day we moved camp to another cave back on Wollemi creek and explored a quicker route back up to the top. The second photo is taken from a rocky ridge looking out in three directions over Wollemi Creek - a magic spot.
Day four was up the cliff by the new route, but with full packs, so quite a contrast to romping around the day before, and leaving us hot and sweaty at the top, and then a couple of hours back to the road.
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