• Fotoğraf The steamers, Lizard Point and Teviot falls (south branch)
  • Fotoğraf The steamers, Lizard Point and Teviot falls (south branch)
  • Fotoğraf The steamers, Lizard Point and Teviot falls (south branch)
  • Fotoğraf The steamers, Lizard Point and Teviot falls (south branch)
  • Fotoğraf The steamers, Lizard Point and Teviot falls (south branch)
  • Fotoğraf The steamers, Lizard Point and Teviot falls (south branch)

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Koordinat sayısı 636

Uploaded 18 Mart 2018 Pazar

Recorded Mart 2018

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1.423 m
698 m
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6,6
13
26,45 km

1209 kere bakıldı , 50 kere indirildi

yer White Swamp, New South Wales (Australia)

This was a pretty spectacular walk which would make an excellent circuit trip exploring the steamers and over-nighting on emu creek before returning to Teviot Gap via the Lincoln Bomber wreck. Main Range is a remote area so do not undertake this trip lightly without a very high level of fitness, strong navigational ability as well as previous substantial bushbashing and scrambling experience. Navigational aids such as a map and compass or gps with topo maps will be essential if you have not visited the area before.

Tracks and terrain

Although there are footpads across the entire route it is very easy to lose them around tree falls and thick areas of vines. These obstacles are very common throughout the rainforest which covers the vast majority of this walk. There are fragmented pieces of tape present throughout this route and they should not be used for directions. The only other signs present are rock cairns on summits and other points of significance.

When starting the walk from the end of Brett Rd, you cross over a wooden bridge and soon arrive at old gate. The route up Mt Superbus actually runs through the rainforest on the Western side of this track before heading very steeply uphill to gain the crest of the steep eastern ridge of heading up to the northernmost summit of the Superbus complex. The red soils on this ridge would make it nearly impossible to ascend in the wet as they would be treacherously slippery.

There four cliff lines/ scrambles to navigate around on this walk, all of which can be avoided by contouring to the west (none of these pose significant challenges though). The first is located on the northern side of Mt Roberts, the second on the western descent from Lizard Point and the final two just Below the Eastern end of Mt Steamer. The first cliffline found when ascending Mt Steamer is best climbed up via a rocky chute which you arrive at immediately. A similar choice can be made for the second cliff line below Mt steamer, but it will be much safer to avoid the chute and head west in this case.

If choosing to explore the South Branch of Teviot falls, the quickest route is to follow the northern bank of the creek till you arrive at the falls. The creek itself is also navigable, although quite slippery. The north branch of Teviot Falls can also be visited by bushbashing in a northerly direction from the ridge top about 100m back from the south branch falls.

Viewpoints, Waterpoints and Campsites

All the best viewpoints on the walk were marked as waypoints on this route. Also take the time to ascend the Western point of Mt Steamer as this point may also present excellent views. The only two waterpoints present on the entire walk are Teviot Brook right at the start and Lizard Creek, just below the rainforested Lizard Point Campsite. Please not that this water point cannot be relied on in dry conditions and only offered a trickle after 200mm of rain in the previous month. Without this magnitude of prior rainfall it is likely that you would need to descend nearly to the valley floor to find water in Lizard Creek.

A number of excellent but small campsites are present across this route. Both the summit of Mt Superbus and the saddle just south of Mt Roberts offer quite large campsites along with the previously mentioned Lizard Point campsite. However, there were very limited camping options further north beyond Lizard Point that would fit more than maybe two tents. There are some nice sites down on Emu Creek and in the saddle to the north of Mt Steamer but both these sites would require significant descent from the route taken on this trip.
Waypoint

Lizard Creek water point

Altitude31 m
Created2018-03-18 22:36:14
Waypoint

Lizard Point

Altitude-38 m
Created2018-03-18 22:30:58
Waypoint

Mt Roberts

Altitude1318 m
Azimuth234 °
Accuracy10 m
Created2018-03-17 13:09:55
Waypoint

Mt Steamer

Altitude1184 m
Created1970-01-01 10:00:00
Waypoint

Mt Superbus

Altitude1366 m
Created1970-01-01 10:00:00
Waypoint

Steamers view point

Altitude1273 m
Accuracy10 m
Created2018-03-17 12:18:19
Waypoint

Teviot Falls

Altitude775 m
Created1970-01-01 10:00:00
Waypoint

The Stern

Altitude7 m
Created2018-03-18 22:30:08

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