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    If you don't like surprises, watch the video! The McDonalds Flat Trail runs off Gentle Annie Trail and ends at a closed gate and private property. Gentle Annie Trail provides 4WD access to Flea Creek Camp Ground and Picnic area in the Brindabella Ranges between [Canberra](https://ngunnawal-country.online4services.com/au/australian-captial-territory-act/north-canberra-civic-watson-campbell-acton) and the [Snowy Mountains](https://ngarigo-country.online4services.com/). Gentle Annie Trail can be accessed off Brindabella Road which runs between the regions of [ACT](https://ngunnawal-country.online4services.com/au/australian-captial-territory-act) and the area surrounding [Tumut](https://wiradjuri-country.online4services.com/au/new-south-wales-nsw/tumut) in the Northern sector of the Snowy Mountains....

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    Nearly 5km after Emu Creek Flat things begin to get serious! Turn left onto Broken Cart Track. You may have to squint hard to look down this unsealed tertiary track that does not see much use (as of April 2017). If you are precious about your paint give the next 10 km of low range a miss and make your way around to the easier southern section via Boundary Road.

    This is a low range boogie, with plenty of ruts, wash-outs, downed trees and bog holes to keep your level of focus red-lining for the next two hours....

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    Coolamine Homestead dates back to the late 1800s and was restored in the 1980s after falling into disrepair. It is one of the most visited sites in KNP, being accessible by car, and having three completely different styles of buildings, now all restored.

    The buildings are known as Campbells, Southwells and the Cheesehouse.

    The Southwells built the first real house in 1883 for grazing and followed up with the log cheesehouse in 1889. The builders were Fred Campbell, Fred Southwell and a Mr Franklin.

    The second building shown, was the Campbells residence, built in the 1890s for summer use.

    The extensive buildings and yards were falling down in the early 1970s, and as the result of a Heritage Commission grant, Bill Boyd and many others restored all buildings (with only one exception) from 1983 onwards....

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    From Flea Creek head back up Gentle Annie Track, low range 4WD again - great little climb. Turn right onto Brindabella Road.
    The drive towards Tumut follows a pretty well maintained unsealed primary road across the picturesque Goodradigbee River that flows along the Brindabella Valley and then climbs up through a mixture of eucalyptus forest and pine plantations, watch our for livestock along this route when you cross the cattle grids. Around after leaving Gentle Annie Track Barnetts Road will appear on your left after 24km - turn left here.

    Around 44km from [Tumut](https://wiradjuri-country.online4services.com/au/new-south-wales-nsw/tumut) and 77km from [Canberra](https://ngunnawal-country.online4services.com/au/australian-captial-territory-act/north-canberra-civic-watson-campbell-acton), the head of Barnetts Track departs Brindabella Road through an area formerly a pine plantation (as at 2017).

    Barnetts road, unsealed secondary track is still two wheel drive accessible, yet with sections of red clay appear to look a bit more challenging in the wet and after a bit of traffic....

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    High clearance, low range 4WD drive access only, Located in the Brindabella Range, about 40 km west of Canberra, Flea Creek is a picturesque camping site that offers visitors stunning views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and forests. The campground is situated on the banks of the Flea Creek, which flows through the valley, providing a peaceful backdrop to your camping experience.

    Accessible by grabbing low range in your 4WD to descend Gentle Annie Track off Brindabella Road or from the less direct Webbs Ridge Trail that meanders North through the Brindabellas onto Doctors Flat road which will either lead you to Wee Jasper or back towards Canberra joining Mountain Creek Road at Uriarra on the border of the ACT and NSW.

    One of the best things about camping at Flea Creek is the tranquillity and remoteness of the location. The campground is only accessible via a dirt road, and there is no mobile phone coverage, making it the perfect place to switch off from the world and recharge your batteries. The only sounds you'll hear are the birds chirping, the creek flowing, and the gentle rustle of the leaves in the wind.

    The campground has basic facilities, including toilets, picnic tables, and fire pits, making it a perfect spot for those who prefer a more rustic camping experience. You'll need to bring your own water and firewood, but this just adds to the sense of adventure and self-sufficiency that comes with camping in such a remote location.

    One of the highlights of camping at Flea Creek is the opportunity to explore the surrounding wilderness. The Brindabella Range is home to an abundance of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and a variety of bird species. There are also numerous hiking trails that wind through the mountains and valleys, providing stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

    For those who enjoy fishing, the Flea Creek is home to a variety of fish species, including trout and Murray cod. Fishing is permitted in the creek, and there are plenty of secluded spots along the banks to cast your line.

    Camping at Flea Creek, Brindabella Range Campground is a perfect way to disconnect from the world and connect with nature. The remote location, stunning scenery, and abundant wildlife make this camping site a must-visit for those who love the great outdoors. Whether you're an experienced camper or a first-timer, Flea Creek is the perfect place to pitch your tent, sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of nature....

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    Peppercorn trail leads to the right and Macleods Spur trail to the left (management access only).Long Plain Road carries straight on and leads on to the Blue Waterholes and Snowy Mountains Highway....

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    Cooleman Mountain campground in Kosciuszko National Park is a great base for walking or mountain biking and exploring nearby caves and waterfalls.

    Camp area suitable for Tent, Camper trailer site, Camping beside my vehicle,
    Facilities include - Picnic tables, barbecue facilities, toilets

    Sheltered by a grove of mountain and snow gums, Cooleman Mountain campground is a quiet base for exploring some of Kosciuszko National Park’s most amazing natural formations. A walk from the campsite takes you to Cooleman Mountain karst system, a series of spectacular limestone gorges and caves, as well as Blue Waterholes spring.

    Hike or go mountain biking along Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge walking tracks. Bring your camera, too, because you’ll want to photograph the incredible geological formations. Eastern grey kangaroos and many species of birds, including crimson rosellas, can also be seen around the campground and further afield.

    The campground is just 3km from Coolamine Homestead, a residence built in the early 1900s and still intact, and open between the October and July long weekends each year. It’s well worth the visit while you’re there....

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    9.9km off Brindabella Road you will find Emu Creek Flat, which appears to be a magnificent looking camp area with a running creek water and no toilet facilities....

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    After a bit of climbing and driving around downed trees your will arrive at Dubbo Flat after 3.6km. It will pay to walk this section of the track as it becomes obvious that this ground swallows 4WD pretty easy and there is nothing to winch off in the middle of the flat....

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    Long Plain Road begins here on the Snowy Mountains Highway, but be advised it is closed to vehicle access from June to October (depending on the winter snow fall)...

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    Cooleman Plain is high up in the NSW Alps, in the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park. It’s a wide area of forest and grassland broken up by limestone cliffs and gorges, crystal clear creeks, the occasional hut, and the gem that is Blue Waterholes
    This beautifully positioned campground is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to hike the Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge walking tracks, and explore the nature and historic huts in the Northern Plains and Wilderness area of Kosciuszko National Park.

    From the campsite there are lovely views of the limestone cliffs and rock formations of Clarke Gorge and Cave Creek. Wander down the short track to the turquoise waterhole that gives the campground its name. It's a great spot to paddle your feet and enjoy a picnic on a hot summer's day, as kangaroos cast a curious eye and eagles soar overhead.

    Nearby campgrounds at Cooleman Mountain, Cooinbil and Long Plain offer alternative places to stay in the popular summer months....

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    This 5.5 km section of the track is characterised by its endless series of ominous looking puddles that need careful consideration.

    One or two creek crossings may need a quick look at find a suitable exit route. The end of this section meets Boundary Road, and for those who respect the paint on there cars this is where you should re-join the journey into the Northern Snowy Mountain Park on the Southern Section of Broken Cart Track.

    This is also where you can give your low range a rest and clean the mud out of your tyres as the track transitions from an unsealed tertiary to a well maintained secondary track. This section of the track also provides access to the National Park....

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    Coming North from Brindabella Road (via Broken Cart Trail) turn left onto Blue Water Holes Trail....

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    Rendezvous, cross load kit and grabbed a pizza in Watson, before heading out to the Brindabellas....

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    Long Plain Road runs through the Northern Kosciuszko National Park. This is a well maintained unsealed secondary road that is easily accessable by 2WD. This area is closed due to snow over the winter (Jun - Nov)....

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