Mt Warning – climbing up a volcano!
Be the first to see the sunrise… or sleep in and enjoy the daytime views.
The drive through Northern NSW is spectacular enough to justify the trip alone. The country roads, lined with roadside fruit stores, wind through rich green farmlands. I loaded my car up with fresh local produce on the way home!
The walk starts in gondwana rainforest rich in wildlife including lyrebirds. The well-marked trail zigzags up, up, up. There’s helicopter landing platforms every kilometer – I’m not sure if these made me feel safer or not!
The hike starts as an uphill walk, but the last few hundred meters are a rocky scramble. The feeling of gazing out over the world from the peak is worth every step!
Mt Warning is the remnant of an ancient volcano’s central crater. Looking out from the peak, I wondered what this land once looked like in ancient times.