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  • 2020 Blue Waterholes visit & Overnight at Ghost Gully GS Ride (Club Event)

2020 Blue Waterholes visit & Overnight at Ghost Gully GS Ride (Club Event)

  • 21 Nov 2020
  • 09:00
  • 22 Nov 2020
  • 15:00
  • Depart from Weston Creek Car Park (adjacent Maccas)

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Updated November 10

Blue waterholes is all booked out for camping  that weekend  so we have booked some sites at Ghost Gully Campground.


If you don't want to camp Saturday night you can just keep going once we have finished the visit at Blue Waterholes down to Adaminaby and off home, the full loop is 450ks. 

A reminder to the notes below, there is nothing after you have fuelled up and met at our launch point Macca's Weston Creek (for coffee as a BMW Club) until Adaminaby Sunday mid-morning.  There are plenty of things to photograph including last year a juvenile wedge tail eagle that didn't want to give up its wombat meal on Brindabella road.

So pack the camping gear, fuel stove (NP aren't keen on fires but website says that you can bring your own firewood), food and water.  Whilst the afternoon swim will be on, water after that is a 500m trek from the campsite.  So bring the swimmers for a bracing refreshment after our ride in and 1km walk to the karst edged swimming hole.

This is an overnight ride for the GSers via gravel roads through the Brindabella valley to KNP then through to Peppercorn via Feints Range Trail.

KNP Ghost Gully Campsite details are here 

Potential routes to Blue Waterholes and Ghost Gully can bee seen in this Google Map here. Here is another route we could take? Google Map here.

This is a "back to basics" ride involving an overnight camp so bring your own food, water (creek water available) & camp gear.

We have book 12 camp sites with National Parks as this is now a requirement for all parks. 

Weather:  This is an alpine region so temperatures can range from single figures at night to high 20's or even 30+oC at this time of year, so be prepared.  If it is inclement weather we will reassess, rather than ride the top entry section that can be mud.  Nearby Mt Selwyn weather forecast is here  http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/selwyn.shtml

We will return the following day, via Adaminaby for brunch and then Shannons Flat, Tharwa and home.  An alternate option is bitumen via Snowy Mtn Highway to Cooma and then the Monaro Hwy to Canberra for the time poor.

Blue Waterholes Camp Ground is located in a karst region of small limestone caves and gorges, such as nearby Clarke Gorge. Swimming is an option, albeit a cold one, so pack the swimmers and visit the historic Cooleman Homestead.


More info on the Blue Waterholes can be found here http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/camping-and-accommodation/campgrounds/blue-waterholes-campground.

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