Illawarra Escarpment Walk - 30 October 2016

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This was a walk along the Illawarra Ascarpment between Stanwell Park and Austinmer. From Stanwell Park Station, along the Wodi Wodi Track, then the Forest Track to Maddens Plains and continuing to Sublime Point, then descending steeply down the Sublime Point Track to Austinmer Station.

Above - Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)

Above - The creek crosses this rainforest creek

Above - The Wodi Wodi Track joins the Bullock Track. Here you can see some old stonework

Above - Looking down at the railway viaduct

Above - Looking north

Above - Flying Duck Orchid (Caleana major) - Here it is in the closed position and you can see what looks like a trapped pollinator sticking out

Above - Pleasant walking

Above - Small coastal hamlet and abandoned coal mine, and the sea bridge

Above - Angophora costata

Above - Red Beard Orchid (Calochilus paludosus)

Above - This lookout was a good place to stop for lunch and to admire the views

Above - Cunninghams Skink (Egernia cunninghami)

Above - Rainforest

Above - Streaked Rock Orchid (Dendrobium striolatum) and resident spider

Above - Streaked Rock Orchids (Dendrobium striolatum)

Above - Flannel Flower (Actinotis helianthi) and Ladybird

Above - Flannel Flower (Actinotis helianthi)

Above - Duckboarded section

Above - Epacris longiflora

Above - Red Beard Orchid (Calochilus paludosus)

Above - Red Beard Orchid (Calochilus paludosus)

Above - Red Beard Orchid (Calochilus paludosus)

Above - View north from near Sublime Point

Above - View south from Sublime Point

Above - on the Sublime Point Track

Above - Other walkers on the ladders

Above - Rainforest at the base of the escarpment

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