Date(s) - 18 Mar 2018
- Grade 2
- Leader: Paul
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We will meet at the Lake Sambell Caravan Park office at 10.00 am. and decide who will take their cars to Lake Kerford. After parking the cars we make our way around Lake Kerford to eventually find the Wallaby Mine track. This will take us through the Nine Mile Creek historic area. After some down hill we arrive at the Wallaby mine area. Relics here are in good condition and look like they could be restarted with very little effort. We retrace our steps for a short distance and head off the Fletchers Dam. Along the way we pass a memorial to Charlie Gunther, a timber worker killed on the spot in 1959.
The Hurdle Flat picnic area on our right was a thriving town during the gold rush of the 1870’s.
We then follow Fletchers Dam Road and Hurdle Flat Road back to Lake Kerford Road and our cars.
The walk is about 8km long and 3 hours in duration. Bring camera, headtorch, lunch and bathers if you’d like a dip in a lovely swimming hole.
As this is a part of the 40th anniversary celebrations there is no need to book in, just come along.