Post 30 – Chillagoe caves etc.

Ian Collard
June 24, 2018

Chillagoe Trezkinn cave

 

I did a ranger guided tour or Trezkinn cave. I was pleasantly surprised that the shots inside the cave turned out ok.

Not a spectacular formation I liked the small bat. I think it it a horseshoe bat.

 

Chillagoe Trezkinn cave

 

The Chandelier

 

 

 

Chillagoe Trezkinn cave

 

 

 

 

 

Chillagoe Balancing Rock

 

Aren't there balancing rocks every where? This is Chillagoe's version.

 

 

 

Chillagoe Mungana rock art

 

Mungana Rock Art site. Unfortunately I think the meaning of any of this art or the site has been lost.

 

 

 

Chillagoe The Archways

 

Was actually a bit disappointed with this self guided cave walk. It is about 15km out of town and we were expecting to go into a cave and discover formations for our selves. It is not like that. Still in hind site there are pretty impressive caverns with openings to the outside.

 

 

Post 29 – to Chillagoe

Ian Collard
June 23, 2018

Herberton

 

Spent a little bit of time having a look around Herberton. Could this have been the hostel were Mum and Dad worked before any of us came along? It is next to a "church" that has now been converted to a house.

 

 

Irvinebank

 

Discovered this small historical town/village on the way from Herberton to Chillagoe.

This is a shot of the ruins of the tin mill used to crush and smelt tin.

 

 

 

Irvinebank

 

Another "building" in the mill grounds.

 

 

 

Irvinebank

 

This is the construction of the dam wall holding back water for use in the mill. Looks like it needs a bit of repair work.

 

 

 

Chillagoe

 

This is all that remains of the Smelter at Chillagoe. 3 stacks one for the roasters, one for the power station, and one for the smelter wth the flue going up the hill.

This shot was taken with the fading light after sunset.

 

 

 

Post 28 – Atherton Tableland – Tree Kangaroos

Ian Collard
June 22, 2018

Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo

 

We were quite surprised when we were checking in at the Milla Milla caravan park to discover that they had a tree kangaroo and her joey living on the property and they saw them almost every day. And yes sure enough after we had set up on our site the owner was able to show us the mum asleep way up in a tree branch.

The next day we say this one - yes there is one in the photo and no its not a possum. Turns out that the tree kangaroos are almost as big a draw card as the tea at Nerada.

 

 

 

Post 27 – Atherton Tableland – a day of waterfalls

Ian Collard
June 22, 2018

Milla Milla Falls

 

The quintessential Milla Milla Falls

 

 

 

Milla Milla Falls

 

And there was some one brave enough to get in the cold water. She was actually "modelling" for her friend.

 

 

 

Zillie Falls

 

Zillie Falls. A bit of a scramble to the base but worth it.

 

 

 

 

Zillie Falls

 

Zillie Falls reflected in a still pool at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

Malanda Falls

 

 

Malanda Falls. Childhood memories for Ann here as she remembers the family staying at the caravan park and swimming in this pool. A bit cool today I think.