Upper Durras Lake and Benandarah Creek

Sunday 4 November 2018

Photos by Helen and Mary

With the forecast of another fine day, 17 walkers embarked on a lovely walk in Murramarang National Park.

Keeping under the tree canopy – that included several magnificent spotted gums, we took a beautiful track to Durras Lake. Here we skirted the lake to the head waters where Benandarah creek enters and feeds the lake. Further exploration in the opposite direction brought us good views of the water among the Casuarina trees and made for a perfect lunch spot before we climbed back up the hill to complete the walk.

The Rats tail orchids had finished flowering, but there were several Cymbidium Suave flowers in bloom and the promise of more to come. The lake water level had clearly been higher previously as the barnacles on some tree trunks close to the shore, testified.

Thanks Sharon for a great walk.