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Gulgong and The Drip

Last night the temperature didn’t drop quite as low but it was still nice and cool, however the oven feeling wake up call didn’t happen this morning – thankfully! As I had gone to bed with a headache and some up with it still there 🙁

We took it real slow and steady had a fry up for break than headed up the road to the historic old town of Gulgong, where it was ‘back to gulgong’ festival.

Gulgong is a historic 19th century gold rush town in the mid west NSW. The towns name is derived from the name used by the traditional inhabitants, the Wiradjuri, for ‘deep waterhole’.

Pioneer MuseumWe had thought it might have been hectic busy but thankfully it wasn’t, apparently a lot of the action had taken place yesterday or was out at the race track today. We took a lovely stroll along the streets and popped into the pioneer museum. Well it turned out to be a wee bit bigger than we originally thought !

It has an impressive collection of thematically displayed exhibits of well just about everything pioneer – clothes, toys, equipment – house, medical, dental – and heavy machinery from the farms, horse buggy etc and also includes some complete buildings that have been relocated to the site. Its quite fantastic and we spent a reasonable amount time in there – highly recommend it.Museum

We walked a few more streets than had lunch in a lovely little rest area along the main drag – a fantastic use of a small space.

With time having now crept on a little bit we really didn’t have time to head down to Dunn’s swamp as we had originally intended to do, so we decided to head up to The Drip at Goulburn River National Park. A beautiful little part of this NP.

The Drip is a natural sandstone formation where water from the hillsides seep through the high rock gorges and drips into the pools below. The  Drip

Its a reasonably easy walk into the ‘gorge’ about 2.8 return with a little bit of rock scrambling at some points but still suitable for all ages. If you don’t mind getting your feet wet you can follow the river down to the Drip – obviously when the water flow is safe to do so! There wasn’t a lot of water flowing but at the end there were a few shallow ponds/pools which according to the squeals of a few teenage girls were not that warm 🙂

 

 

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