Natural Bridge, Springbrook National Park, Queensland

The Natural Bridge is one kilometre circuit walk, which takes you through an enchanting rainforest and a waterfall. The waterfall from above plunges into a circular hole and into the dark arched cave below. As you walk along the circuit path , you can witness the waterfall from top to bottom of the cave below . We couldn’t see glow worms in the dark-cave below, as we toured on a sunny day. Glow worms light up the cave at night time. Continuous sound of waterfall and the noise of birds in the surrounding take you to another place in the planet.

Water Is Life
“There can be water without life, but there is no life without water. No known living thing can function without water”. Slogan found in a dam we visited in Brisbane.

Visit to Kings Park Botanic Garden, Perth

Its a beautiful park overlooking Swan River. Taking a scenic walk along a bridge is simply wonderful. We came across a barren tree at a distance and wondered about its significance in the park. A closer look at the tree displayed the history of the tree. Its a giant boab tree (Gija Jumulu – Aboriginal term) which was brought over to Kings Park from Telegraph Creek in Western Australia. After travelling over 3200km from its native place this 750 year old (estimated) tree was planted in July 2008. Its mentioned that this was the longest land journey of a tree of this size in history.
The giant boab trees can live more than 2000 years it seems.
These trees are found in the Kimberly region, in Western Australia.




Picnic at Fagan Park, Galston, NSW

Theme Gardens at Fagan Park

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African Garden
African Garden

 

Chinese Garden -Fagan Park
Chinese Garden

 

Japanese Garden- Galston
Japanese Garden

 

Mediterranean Garden - Fagan Park, Galston
Mediterranean Garden

 

Dutch Garden - Fagan Park, Galston
Dutch Garden

This park covers  55 hectares of land and has a range of attractions for everybody. Picnic Shelters, Wedding site, Childrens’ play area and Gardens of Many Nations.

Eleven themed gardens including African, Mediterranean, Dutch, Chinese, American and Japanese are found here.

An Eco Garden at Fagan Park showcases environmentally friendly gardening techniques. 

 

 

 

Travel to Perth

In November 2017, my husband and I travelled to Perth on a holiday. We visited Mundaring Weir (dam) on a steaming hot day. Gold was discovered at Coolgardie in 1892 and at Kalgoorlie in 1893. This Dam was constructed between 1898-1903 period to supply water to expanding goldfields.

Western Australia’s Engineer in Chief C.Y.O’Connor was given the task to produce a plan for pumping water to the goldfields. The Weir and a pipeline of 560 kilometres to Kalgoorlie to supply water were completed by 1903. This is still classed today as one of the greatest hydraulic engineering works in the world.

Side view of the Mundaring Dam