I don’t know why they called this magnificent national park Dunn’s Swamp, or rather why the swamp title came into it … a swamp conjurs up something that is so different to what this place is. In actual fact it is a water catchment area near Kandos in NSW Australia. A weir has been placed across the Cudgegong River to serve the cement works in the area. Situated in the Wollemi National Park the area is now used as a popular family camp and recreation area. If visiting the area ensure you take the 2 hour boat cruise along the river. At a cost of $25 per adult, you won’t be disappointed as the scenery is spectacular with huge cliffs and rock formations that you would usually associate with other well known areas of Australia. The tour guide gives an excellent narrative of the geology and history that adds to the appreciation of what is unfolding before you. You can do the cruise yourself by canoe (hire) or private boat. Bush camping is available on site with toilet facilities (bring your own food and water) however there is a range of accommodation within a short drive of the park. Somehow I believe many have been keeping this place to themselves … shhhh! its a best kept secret!
Image taken 20th February 2011 using a Nikon D700, 28-300 mm Nikon lens