Blog Dog – Off to the mountain

Well not really a mountain, more like a plateau.
Are you up for another challenge? Can you guess where I am today? Here are the clues.

  • The village is called Mt something.
  • It’s part of the Gold Coast hinterland.
  • Elevation is 525m.
  • Population around 7000 according to 2011 census figures.
  • The name has a musical instrument in it but it has nothing to do with that. It comes from the Anglicised version of the Aboriginal word ‘Jambreen‘ from the Yugambeh language.

I’m on top of the world! Well on top of a sculpture called Visiting Earth Angel by Antoine Bruinsma. Isn’t she beautiful!

We were deciding where to have lunch and we stopped here at what was called The Polish Place. I say was, because it burnt down the day after we visited. There was a fire in the kitchen during the night and the fireman couldn’t save it. Such a shame!

After lunch we went to a place called the Rainforest SkyWalk. The walk was a combination of forest floor trails, 300 metres of high-tech steel bridges through the highest points of the rainforests upper canopy, and a 40 metre cantilever bridge that soared a breathtaking 30 metres above Cedar creek and the rainforest below. The cantilever bridge was pretty scary as we were very high up and it was wobbling around like a bowl of jelly. Lucky I was tucked into my backpack very securely.

Gold coast hinterland, The Polish Place, Rainforest SkyWalk… Have I given you enough clues to solve the mystery of where I spent the day?