Tag Archives: Waratah Road

Finding the river – Savage River

After our unexpected and interesting diversion to the silica mine, we returned to the main road (Waratah/Corinna Road) and continued westward until we turned north onto the gravel surfaced Norfolk Road (C249).  Our intention was to walk up Mt Donaldson … Continue reading

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All things Savage

There are 4 things in 4 places and each should not be confused with the other: Savage River Mine with township, Savage River as a river, Savage River National Park, and the Savage River Regional Reserve which is south of … Continue reading

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Starting out on Day 3

Early on, I walked in the mists enveloping Waratah and enjoyed the magical moments of the drifting light on the landscape. At the Waratah Roadhouse, Jeanette waited for me. We restocked our supplies of bottled water and headed west along … Continue reading

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Luina way below

Our maps and information brochures indicated the remnants of a long gone mining town, Luina, were located not far from the foot of the hill on which the Whyte Lookout stands. Westwards from the Lookout, Waratah Road descends steeply to … Continue reading

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Whyte Lookout

After retracing our steps from Philosopher’s Falls and driving back to Waratah Road, we turned right and continued westwards for approximately 3 kilometres until we reached the left hand turn off for the Whyte Lookout. Two different viewing platforms each … Continue reading

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No time to explore Waratah so early in the day

As much as we wanted to explore the historic sites of Waratah, our timetable demanded we continue along the bitumen sealed Waratah Road seeking the Philosopher’s Falls.  The turn off to the Falls was signposted around 10 kilometres westwards from … Continue reading

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Into Waratah

  Once leaving the Fossey River Rest Area, we drove easily north and then were surprised to see a comparatively tiny finger-post sign pointing down Waratah Road (B23) to Waratah and beyond.  Please note: there is no advance warning for … Continue reading

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