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Long Plain and Blue Waterholes
3 Nov 2009
Description

Long Plain and Blue Waterholes are located in the limestone country in the northern section of Kosciuszko National Park. Cave Creek, a partially sub-terrainian creek running through this region, has cut into the limestone to create both the beautiful Blue Waterholes and the stunning Clarke Gorge. This area is accessed via Long Plain Road, which is closed in winter. Long Plain is a naturally treeless plain which was used historically for summer grazing by former pastoralists in the region. The culturally significant Coolamine Homestead, located off the Blue Waterholes trail, is evidence of this history.

Long Plain and Blue Waterholes are located in the limestone country in the northern section of Kosciuszko National Park.

The region is accessed via Long Plain Road, which is closed in winter.

Long Plain is a naturally treeless plain, which was used historically for summer grazing by pastoralists in the region.

One legacy of this history are the brumbies that can be seen grazing on the plains and hiding amongst the trees.

The source of the Murrumbidgee River is located near Long Plain, and the river is crossed on the way to Blue Waterholes.

Coolamine Homestead is a culturally significant reminder of the pastoralist history of this region.

Cave Creek, a partially sub-terrainian creek running through this region, has cut into the limestone to create both the beautiful Blue Waterholes and the stunning Clarke Gorge further downstream.

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