Thursday, June 27, 2013

Nuga Nuga Lake

I'm sitting in the library using the free internet (a scarce thing in Australia) in the small central Queensland town of Injune on a gorgeous sunny day.  You might ask, and should ask, why I am indoors on such a day, well, it's a short-long story.

We left Biloela and drove out to Nuga Nuga Lake National Park expecting to stay one day and ended up staying three, and, wishing we could stay more.  But, we had already eaten all our food and drunk all our water, as, per my previous, we were only expecting to stay one night.  When our cupboards were completely bare, we sadly began to leave, and then thought - why don't we drive into Injune, stock up and stay three or four more days. So here we are.

Nuga Nuga Lake formed in the last 160 years from silt deposition due to floods.  The lake is relatively shallow and full of dead gum trees that grew prior to the lake flooding.  The other thing you need to know about Nuga Nuga Lake is it is stuffed with birds - brolgas, cormorants, shags, kingfishers, swans, pelicans, egrets, spoonbills, herons, ducks (and more and more and more that I don't know the names of).  There are also kangaroos, turtles, and water rats.

If you get the chance go there, with lots of food, water and a kayak or canoe. 

We have spent the last three days paddling about in our kayaks enjoying the amazing birdlife.  Sunset paddles have been a big thing, and, I hope to get back in time today for another sunset.  This is one place where I have been where the daylight hours are not long enough for all the time I want to spend outside.  When night falls (and the bugs come out) it is with extreme reluctance that I come indoors. 

1 comment:

  1. It sounds like an absolutly beautiful place to spend a few days. Mum