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V BMC-Granville Spur camp BMCGRANCAM 0396243 /6596417 ASL 295 downstream to BMC+POSTMA 0397875/6596525 ASL 270 2.7 km

40 minutes



1: 25000 Map


(AGD 66)

Waypoint Name Zone Eastings Northings



Winterbourne UTM BMCGRANCAM 56J 0396243 6596417


Winterbourne UTM BMC+POSTMA 56J 0397875 6596525


The given profile follows the line of the creek, but by cutting off the loops you can reduce the distance and time considerably.

Opposite Granville Spur. A couple of us thought that that this might be a good place to climb up to Enmore Long Ridge as named spurs were often stock routes to the tablelands. Silly idea- halfway up we started to see lots of mine exploration digs, and realised that :
a) the spur was probably named after a 1870s gold miner, and :
b) miners donít care how steep it is if they find gold there.
Still, we got out in good time!

This bright daisy with yellow centres and reddish Ďpetalsí is a garden escape originally from Central and South America. It grows to about 90 cm, and is found all along the Macleay gorge bottoms. Some think it came here from a family who lived near where Tabletop Trail now crosses Zinnia Creek.


This flood channel was deepened and kept open by the horses who use it as a convenient path.

Bushwalkers like it, too!



The Tiger Orchid (Cymbidium canaliculatum) is found growing on trees from creek bank level to a couple of hundred metres up ridges in the Macleay gorges. The colour varies from almost pure red to nearly all yellow.

Postmanís Creek junction, an excellent campsite especially when thereís a bit of rain about. Thereí good water, a bit of a pool, and an open shaded flat area. Perhaps more importantly, thereís a good escape route up Blue Mountain/ Postmans ridge to the road on Enmore Long Point (PRIVATE PROPERTY- get permission in case you need it). Itís another of Max Brennanís old campsites, as evidenced by the old campoven in the right background, and a nearby fenced horse paddock.


Donít disturb- heís got another 10 km to walk this afternoon.