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BMC+POSTMA 0397875/6596525 ASL 271 to WALLAMCAMP 0395322/ 6598056 ASL 870

(partly on Enmore Map)- Private Property

5.8 km

210 minutes


(Vertical Exaggeration = 6.2)

A steady climb of 500 m over about 6 km. Take your time, lots of photos, and a bit of botanising. The track is a long-establish horsetrail used by miners associated with the Melrose goldfield in the 1870s, and used frequently since.


In Postman’s Creek, at AG66 978.966 Everybody resting up, knowing there is a long climb ahead up Postman/Blue Mountain Creek spur onto Enmore Long Point.

At AG66 976.968, starting the climb out. We are passing through Fuzzy Box (Eucalyptus conica) woodland, regenerating from clearing years ago. This was a fenced horse paddock, used up till the early 2000s.

Native Jasmine (Jasminum suavissimum) growing in Fuzzy Box/ Silvertop Stringybark woodland with Sweet Bursaria, Hickory Wattle and Native Cherry on skeletal clay loam at. It is a sweet- smelling climber/shrub with opposite leaves and bell-shaped white flowers in spring and summer.

View SE about AG66 972.973, halfway up the spur. You are looking down Blue Mountain Creek and the Macleay, towards Oven Camp Ridge.

Blue Flax Lily (Dianella caerulea). A clump of grass-like leaves about 60 cm high, carrying pale blue starry flowers with long yellow stamens. Good native garden plant.

Looking fit and relaxed, with most of the hard climbing done.


Now on a narrow ridge track at about AG66 968.976, with good views….(Photo Kathy King)

.... SW up Hole Creek to the cleared country and the buildings of ‘Cheyenne’ sitting on the lip of the gorge and….(Photo Kathy King)

.... S towards the Cocks Comb across Blue Mountain Creek.(Photo Kathy King)

The ridge widens out a bit, but you’ve still got 20 minutes and…. .… another steep little pitch before you reach….

.... the gate to the Dam paddock and the ….

.... the easy going on top at about AG66 957.980

All relaxing at the dam on top. These are essential for farming, as the nearest other water is way down the ridge and the upper creeks are often dry. Thousands of dams have been built in the New England Tablelands, many no bigger than this one. (Photo Kathy King)

Waiting for the 4WD to take us back to cappuccinos, cake, and civilization.

(Photo Kathy King)