This morning while I cycled in the Ross River Parkway, sleek, long-winged welcome swallows and richly-hued rainbow bee-eaters swooped and raced over the lawns, a long-tailed pheasant coucal flew to a perch in a tree, and a quail scurried into dense grasses. The parkway, with its expansive lawns, elegant shade trees, and well-maintained bitumen paths, has provided Vilis and me with a green, scenic conduit through Townsville.
On other of our explorations in Australia, less maintained paths have provided conduits through desert gorges near Alice Springs and over wet tropics uplands on Hinchinbrook Island. We’ve bushwalked on the coast and in the interior of Tasmania, as well as in many localities in North Queensland, both inland and coastal. Today’s post is a photo collection of Aussie tracks, from the sculpted path leading to the lookout above Wineglass Bay in Tassie’s Freycinet National Park, to the mist-shrouded rainforest trails of Paluma, Queensland. Bushwalking in Australia presents unlimited possibilities and, often, unexpected rewards. We have reaped many.