Paperbark Trail – one of the highlights of Agnes Waters, or the Seventeen Seventy community. It’s a short hike, probably about 10 minutes, but worth it! The pods are cool, yet man made. The true star of the hike are the paper peeling trees – they’re so full of personality! Okay, you know the drill, let’s check out some photos!
The first time we stopped to hike the paperbark trail it was closed due to flooding. Some of the walking stumps were underwater, making it unsafe. Luckily, we checked it out the next day and were able to complete the walk. The stool like walking pods are simple plastic tubes filled with concrete, yet they looks super neat, eh?
Check out the actual bark on the trees, though – so magical!
The stumps are sturdy, so you can stand on them and take photos, or stop and look around. The only setback with a hike so short is if it’s busy, it can feel crowded. It felt like this when we finished, so we hiked back a bit and just waited.
The bio-diversity in Australia is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It’s wild, the variety and the different fauna from place to place. These paperbark trees are a definite highlight of our trip. It’s wild how one little pocket of space can have such unique species, it’s interesting to think about how much we may miss in the world by not venturing to every corner. Augh – this is why I love to travel!
Below you can see just how hight the water is – makes sense why the trail was closed the day before!
Thanks for stopping by – happy hiking!