"Takes you places"
There are two know routes onto the plateau from the north.
a) the one used for this entry was from the car base at 523 763 along spurs and ridges to the base camp (499 707) . See map. This is a moderate/easy 4-5 hour walk.
b) An alternative car base is at 566 768. The walk in is then along a creek that crossed onto the map at 553 750. There are at least 2 OK camp sites (541 740 & 520 706) along this route however it can be quite slow and possibly hard for some negotiating the numerous scenic rock pools with full packs. This scenic creek can be explored as a day walk from the base camp.
Once on the plateau there are numerous scenic day walk options. See map. However the going can be slow.ie:
Base (2) – 3-4-8(side trip) and return as required. (Spectacular)
Base – 5-7 and return. (More rockholes)
Base -11 (Edmon’s Hill) -6-7 and return. (Rock holes and waterholes)
Base -9-10-9 and return. (escarpment view)
Note: distances are not great but the going can be slow. Walks can be organised and varied to preference. A map is essential. Creeks are spectacular but slow. Sometimes a route out of the creeks can save time if required.
There are numerous good campsites and even more if there’s been recent rain. eg.
499 707 (Ray’s Waterhole – good base camp), 541 740, 520 706, 474 678 (Star Drop Waterhole – good base Camp), 487 677 (T Junction Waterhole – good Base camp). Note the two latter base camp options are a good launching point to tackle Freeling Heights.
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