Enchanted Forest

On my last morning at Mt Hyland I did a walk up to the Trig Station lookout which provides magnificent views of the Dorrigo Plateau and the Great Escarpment.

Mount Hyland Reserve is part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserve, which includes 50 other National Parks and Reserves in New South Wales and south-east Queensland. They form part of the 500 World Heritage listed places that have outstanding world significance and are irreplaceable.

The track twists through undisturbed cool temperate rainforest of majestic mountain walnuts, prickly ash, possumwood and sassafras. As you can see in some of my photos the gnarled stems of ancient wonga vines curl among the lichen covered tree trunks, which remind me of my child hood books on Enchanted Forests.

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