Cascades Trail – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve


This is an absolute gem of a walk and quite a contract to other walks in the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

It starts from the Mountain Creek car-park (as do the Camel’s Hump and Lyrebird walks) and very quickly you are under a cool canopy of trees and bush as you make you way upwards along a bubbling stream towards the cascades though you don’t get to see much of the stream on the way up. Continue reading “Cascades Trail – Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve”

An Unexpected French Speaking Queen


There are several limestone caves on the Ile des Pins. The best known and most accessible one is the Cave or Grotto of Queen Hortense, set in verdant tropical rainforest and abounding with stalactites, lianas, banyan roots, ferns and (harmless) bats. Continue reading “An Unexpected French Speaking Queen”