Guided tour of northern Kosciuszko National Park
Last Friday we went exploring the northern end of Kosciuszko national park with former head of the park Ross McKinney.
Who better to give a tour than Ross, who knows this park intimately, having dedicated a large part of his working life to conserving precious environments such as Australia’s alpine region.
This end of the park is home to the Bogong Peaks, Goobarragandra and Bimberi wilderness areas, where you can hike for days without meeting a soul. The landscape here is vastly different to the southern end of the park, which has a much higher altitude.
We visited Corrango Homestead and drove down to the shores of the Tantangara reservoir hoping to cross the bridge over to Port Phillip Track - but the water level was too high. Instead we lunched and watched a sea eagle riding the thermals, while wild brumby horses made their presence felt down by the lake. Evidence was all around of the devastating 2003 bush fires that ripped through the region, leaving behind a grey sea of dead trees.