Barry Falls, October 10

Masons Track, just north of Eldorado, on the Woolshed Valley Road, was the chosen starting point for this walk, with 11 walkers enjoying this easy 10km route on a warm and sunny day.

The walk to Barry Falls via this particular circuit is a relatively easy meander thru the south east corner of Chiltern – Mt Pilot National Park.

We spotted Grey Kangaroos and Black Wallabies immediately, which was a great thrill, particularly for our American friends who had come along for the outing.

A gentle ascent saw us to an early morning tea, and then down the short, but steep, Currawang Track, at the bottom of which we encountered a large goanna sidling up a tree. He seemed as curious about us as we were of him. 5ft long, or was it 6 or 7? Varanus gouldii we think.

Not long after, we dined at the Falls. Not so much water coming over after our recent hot spell, but a beautiful, unmapped spot regardless.

An easy wander back to the cars saw us complete the walk by early afternoon. A short stop at the Eldie Pub for refreshments, a chance catch up with the Finedons, and then goodbyes.

Next time we’ll do this walk in late winter to maximise potential for more water coming over the Falls.

[Ian Slater]

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