Watagan Mountains (The Australian Bush)

The Watagan’s is a great place to spend a weekend or  few more days hiking.  Situated just to the north of Sydney, it is a lush mountainous area full of wonderful flora and fauna.

We hiked a familiar route, the Great North Walk, overnighting at  Barraba Trig, a picturesque site that overlooks the famous Hunter Valley wine growing region from its vantage point high on a ridge top…

The girl’s, Janet and Leah, packed their men, TomO, me, brother-in-law Ray (the Kiwi) and young Aubrey, off on Saturday afternoon, before glamming up and heading to a beautiful French restaurant in Newcastle…

And what an awesome effort by nephew 5-year old Aubrey, he walked half of the 25 kilometre hike!

And the Kiwi showed some great endurance carrying him and a 20-kilo pack the rest of the way! Mind you he did run 100-kilometres of this route just a couple of weeks back in 20-hours!

The Australian Bush hey, you’ve got to love it.

 Photos: Baz – The Landy

7 thoughts on “Watagan Mountains (The Australian Bush)

  1. greenmackenzie October 7, 2014 / 6:06 am

    Sounds like a great adventure shared 🙂


    • Baz - The Landy October 7, 2014 / 6:30 am

      Love it out there, and with the weather warming up we will be Out and About! Cheers, Baz


  2. Linda Visman - wangiwriter October 6, 2014 / 5:04 pm

    Love the grass trees there (blackboys as we used to call them). They must be a good age. 🙂 We love the Wattagans – only about a 30-minute drive from us.


    • Baz - The Landy October 6, 2014 / 5:05 pm

      Hi Linda, we can’t get enough of the area, love walking through there! Cheers, Baz

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  3. Lavinia Ross October 6, 2014 / 11:44 am

    Looks like beautiful woods there, Baz. What is the annual weather like in the Bush? Looks like palms in that first photo?


    • Baz - The Landy October 6, 2014 / 12:14 pm

      Hi Lavinia…it varies, on Saturday night it was around 20 degrees celcius, but the walk out was heating up and by the time we had fnished it was up around 35 degrees.

      Can be very hot…Cheers, Baz


  4. AndrewGills October 6, 2014 / 7:50 am

    Barraba Trig was my favorite campsite on the GNW. Congratulations on the 20hour 100 too. That’s amazing

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