The swollen northern rivers

Posted by on Dec 28, 2010 in Blog | 4 Comments
We’ve recorded about 200 mm of rain in 3 days.
When it eased a bit we took a drive around some of the rivers crossings.
Our first stop was the luminous heart community on Oxbow Rd. On the way a stream was emerging from the paddock.

This is where a tributary to hanging rock creek crosses the road. It’s comforting to know we have a home on both sides of the water.

Next we went to check out Leycester Creek where it crosses into Billen Cliffs. The level indicator is no where to be seen. Billen is a community of several hundred, so I was surprised to see no one waiting to get in.

This is hanging rock waterfall. It starts up at the Pinnacle in the Boarder Ranges National Park. It is normally one of our favourite water holes, today it looks pretty treacherous.
There has been a landslip and a large tree has blocked the way.

It isn’t just the big rivers though. Some of the most beautiful tiny waterfalls appear. These are from the gully below our house.


  1. Kirrah
    December 28, 2010

    Very Spectacular! Water is a huge force!

  2. nerida
    December 29, 2010

    Amazing photos!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. kt
    December 29, 2010

    how blessed are we
    thanks for the photos im away and love our place in the world

  4. Caroline
    December 29, 2010

    Awesome Water!! Thanks for the photos Guy