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Re: Sundown

Postby gbagua » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:18 pm

We will finish unfinished business (Mt Donaldson + McAllisters Ck) on the w/end 27-28 of this month. Looking forward to hiking the park again now that weather has really cooled off. Let's hope there is WATER this time around.


[quote="weeds"]Heading into Sundown this weekend for an overnighter.....


What are you planning to do?
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Re: Sundown

Postby weeds » Tue 16 Apr, 2019 7:42 pm

gbagua wrote:
What are you planning to do?


Done and dusted

It was a casual overnighter, three couples and it was the first overnight hike for one hiker.

We parked up at Nundubbermere Falls carpark.

Walked upstream along the Severn River for a swim at ??????? Holes or Tanks waterhole. The others are very keen climbers and spotted an good opportunity for some deep water solo/free climbing. We had a swim while watching the climbers in action.

Than it was up over the hill to a water hole called Bee Hive on the Severn and set up camp. Explored down river for a kilometer or two... went for another swim than back to the campsite.

Our leader was also keen to catch dinner, ended up cooking a yellow belly and a silver perch, quite tasty.

Walk out on the Sunday by following the Severn upstream to our start point. A couple of more swims (I practiced floating my pack across the river) , some boldering, a scramble to check out a cave, Monday Falls than the short slog up to the carpark.

Beers and pizza at the Brass Monkey Brewery.

A good weekend.




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Re: Sundown

Postby gbagua » Wed 17 Apr, 2019 7:55 pm

Very relaxed, too relaxed I'd say but as long as you had fun that's what counts the most. No swimming for us though; it's going to be a lot chillier.
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Re: Sundown

Postby gbagua » Mon 03 Feb, 2020 1:30 pm

Totally forgot to upload a couple of photos about the April 2019 trip:

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Severn river at The Broadwater

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Permanent Waterhole. It lost that title in 2019. First time ever? Who knows, it's possible.


Has anyone been there lately? Any water in the river system after the last bit of rain we had in the last two weeks.


I still got to complete the Mt Donaldson-McAllisters Ck Cct. Kind of a challenge since I failed in my previous two attempts. :oops:
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 4:24 pm

My 1st trip to Sundown, just a overnighter...a great section to expore. 8)

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Fascinating froth...which the kid in me just had to play with.
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Decent sized mussel for a change.
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Side creek jacuzzi...time for a cooling dip.
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The Bone Yard... probably a owl or bird of prey's feeding station.
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Prickly Pears...lots of big seeds & very little pulp, tastes a bit like watermelon, but above all if not handed & cleaned properly their fine tiny spikes could get lodge in your fingers or worst case scenario your throat... :shock:

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Definitely will be back.... :wink:
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Re: Sundown

Postby izzeho » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 9:45 pm

Great to see a lot of water back in there for once.

Some tips for the prickly pears - pick the deep red ones, soak them for a couple of hours in water (or overnight) to soften the thorns. Or take some home and make some liqueur out of them with some vodka. Hmm the Maltese in me is leaking...
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Sun 21 Mar, 2021 9:49 pm

Thanks for the tips, izzeho.
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Re: Sundown

Postby BarryK » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 9:05 am

izzeho wrote:Some tips for the prickly pears - pick the deep red ones, soak them for a couple of hours in water (or overnight) to soften the thorns.


You can use a flame to burn off the hairs. Haven't tried it myself. Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO6KBy45v3I

...just using a cigarette lighter. But perhaps push a stick into it and twirl over an open fire?
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Re: Sundown

Postby gbagua » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 12:10 pm

Sundown is an awesome park!

ofuros, were the photos taken in Red Gorge?
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Re: Sundown

Postby Aardvark » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 12:33 pm

Looks like Nundubbermere Falls to me. In the north of the park.
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 2:14 pm

Aardvark wrote:Looks like Nundubbermere Falls to me. In the north of the park.


Aardvark for the win...cheers. :wink:
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 2:17 pm

BarryK wrote:
izzeho wrote:Some tips for the prickly pears - pick the deep red ones, soak them for a couple of hours in water (or overnight) to soften the thorns.


You can use a flame to burn off the hairs. Haven't tried it myself. Here is a video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO6KBy45v3I

...just using a cigarette lighter. But perhaps push a stick into it and twirl over an open fire?


Another Prickly tip....thanks BarryK.
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Mon 22 Mar, 2021 3:03 pm

Cooling temps & running water... I'm guessing the park might be a little busy over Easter. :wink:
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Re: Sundown

Postby Lyrebird » Tue 23 Mar, 2021 8:18 am

Another Prickly tip...

You can eat the leaves, too. I tried them once (out of interest, from a tree we had growing at work) and they taste a bit like cucumber.
https://www.rootsimple.com/2012/06/four ... s-nopales/
Cooling temps & running water... I'm guessing the park might be a little busy over Easter.

I've only been to Sundown once, and it was the hottest, driest experience I'd had outside of the Channel Country. The waterhole was almost empty and very smelly, so I didn't get a swim. Between that and being charged at by a massive, cranky kangaroo it wasn't the best experience, but given these photos I'd be happy to give it another crack while the conditions are good!
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Tue 23 Mar, 2021 9:44 am

Lyrebird wrote:
Another Prickly tip...

You can eat the leaves, too. I tried them once (out of interest, from a tree we had growing at work) and they taste a bit like cucumber.
https://www.rootsimple.com/2012/06/four ... s-nopales/
Cooling temps & running water... I'm guessing the park might be a little busy over Easter.

I've only been to Sundown once, and it was the hottest, driest experience I'd had outside of the Channel Country. The waterhole was almost empty and very smelly, so I didn't get a swim. Between that and being charged at by a massive, cranky kangaroo it wasn't the best experience, but given these photos I'd be happy to give it another crack while the conditions are good!


Thanks Lyrebird...I never knew the Prickly Pear pads were edible too, you learn something new every day. :wink:

Head down there before or after Easter & I can almost guarantee your Sundown frown will turn upside down. :D
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Re: Sundown

Postby gbagua » Tue 23 Mar, 2021 10:15 am

You'll experience the Sundown (like Barney). Can't wait to get back!

Hopefully you'll come across one of these lovely fellas in one of the Severn river tributaries like we did 2 years ago at night time while camping:

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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Tue 23 Mar, 2021 12:27 pm

Sundown...temporary closure because of high rainfall, until Thurs 25th March.
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Mon 29 Mar, 2021 7:05 am

Reopened, except for Broadwater camp which is closed until Wed 31st because of flood damage.
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Re: Sundown

Postby ofuros » Thu 01 Apr, 2021 4:36 am

ofuros wrote:Reopened, except for Broadwater camp which is closed until Wed 31st because of flood damage.
All clear...no more park alerts.
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Re: Sundown

Postby Tushonka » Mon 24 May, 2021 7:30 pm

Hello!
Does anyone know where to find a darn topographical map of Sundown? Seems crazy going in there without one. Hema maps seemed to have stop printing them
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Re: Sundown

Postby Lyrebird » Tue 25 May, 2021 9:38 am

Hema stopped printing anything useful some time ago :(
This business is in Brisbane and print QTOPO/Sunmap maps on demand; it helps if you know which series number you want. You order them online and they post them out. I've had several maps from them and they're good.
https://www.worldwidemaps.com.au/
Otherwise you can print your own maps from QTOPO on your home printer.
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