Settlers Trail – Namadgi Walk

Settlers Trail – Namadgi Walk

First of all, thanks go to Frank for arranging such great weather for the day. The days prior to and after the walk were horrible. Sunday was F.A.B.

Five walkers set off from the parking area at Brayshaws Hut. After inspecting Brayshaws Hut we took to the loop trail heading towards Waterhole Hut. We were keenly observed by the many kangaroos and wallabies along the route. Some sections of the track were a little steep and slippery from the previous day’s rain. Footwear for the occasion became a talking point as one muddy bottom would attest.

The group had morning tea at the old sheep dip ruins then continued on to Waterhole Hut. The track was indeed very wet with marsh areas and creek crossings to negotiate. Once again we talked about footwear…

After a bit of an inspection of Waterhole Hut and conversation with a couple of mountain bike riders we headed off to Westermans Homestead.

The homestead has lots of historic materials attached to the walls including some old newspapers. After arriving home I did some digging on the Trove website and found a copy of the actual 1923 “The Land” newspaper that was in tatters on the wall. Makes for some interesting reading, particularly page 22! Giving a real insight into rural life in 1923. The homestead and surroundings provided a very peaceful location for our lunch break.

View “The Land” edition Friday, August 3, 1923

After lunch we returned to Brayshaws Hut to complete the 9km loop trail. Kangaroos still observing the intruders as we boarded our vehicles and drove off home…

2022-08-29T10:28:53+10:00Namadgi National Park, Walks|