Tharwa Explorer Track (Extended)

45 min to 1 h 30 min

3.2 km

↑ 32 m
↓ -32 m

Easy track
Starting from the car park on Tharwa Drive, Tharwa, this walk takes you to the confluence of Murrumbidgee and Gudgenby Rivers, visiting the historic De Salis Cemetery along the way. There are 16 people buried in the private cemetery, with 6 of them being members of the De Salis family. Count Leopold Fane de Salis, politician and pastoralist, is buried with his family separately from the 10 workers that worked for them at their homestead. Speaking of, you’ll also pass by the said homestead midway through the walk, which is now a B&B that you can spend the night in. There’s a local sheep farm which has alpacas and sheep, if you like fluffy animals that look like a bouncing cloud while running. After all that, the walk reaches the confluence, where you can listen to the burbling sound of the stream and enjoy a picnic. Just be careful as the water level can rise dramatically after rain. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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