Saturday 30 April 2011

Snowy Mountains Trip - Day 6

Day 6 - 30/4/2011 - Batlow and Tumut Day Trip

Saturday - Woke up to sounds of all the horses & their riders getting ready to set off for their Trail ride.  There must have been around 100 vehicles there.  Great to watch.

We set off for a bit of a day trip - no where near as big as the day before!  We headed for the Sugar Pine Walk first.  This is on the way to Batlow (near the village of Laurel Hill). It’s only about 20km from Tumbarumba.  It is a definite must-see on our list - would recommend it.  It is quite hard to capture the atmosphere in a photo but it is almost a bit like walking up the aisle in a cathedral.  Busted a couple of people who were caught (literally) with their pants down - they obviously thought they had the whole forest to themselves!

Sugar Pine Walk
Batlow was a very picturesque little town.  We drove around a number of the streets looking at all of the little cottages.  While cruising around we found a street that took us up to a lookout over the town.  This give me my first opportunity to take a number of photos to combine into a panoramic shot.

Looking over Batlow
After that we headed for Tumut - when we got there we discovered that the Festival of the Falling Leaf Street Parade was being held that day.  So we just had our lunch at a little park overlooking the show grounds instead of going into the main part of town as it was too busy and not much parking.

On the way back to Tumbarumba in the afternoon, we called into the Tumut caravan park to make a booking for the next day.

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