Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Kidaddle to the Namadgi

Every time we head South, we go through the Namadgi National Park, and we ALWAYS stop at Brayshaw's Hut, at the kids' insistence. Something about the historic alpine huts really fires the imagination - the fireplace, the verandah, the story board about Stephen Brayshaw living there into his seventies (and a macabre interest in the fact that he fell from a horse while visiting his brother and died of exposure not far from home).

We had to laugh last time we were there: they careered down the paddock to the hut - first time on their own - and came back with a chorus of "look what we found!" They'd purloined the visitor's book, not having the slightest idea why there might be a book and a pen there.

It's a beautiful atmospheric part of the country, and makes for a pleasant, yet thoughtful, stop on the road to Adaminaby. We can't get enough of the High Country, nor can the kids. If you're Canberra-based, explore the alternative route South. It's worth it.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so idyllic and peaceful. What a beautiful place in nature to let your kids roam free and explore. I see myself on the porch with a glass of wine and a good book; my kids digging in the dirt and exploring the trees.

    Since the flight to Australia is a little long for me right now, I'll have to satisfy myself with a summer trip to Durango, Colorado. Similar country!