Currawong Pump Track

The Currawong Pump Track is located right along side the Potters Gorge campsite and is a definite winner with kids, young and old.

What exactly is a pump track?

A pump track is a circuit of rollers, banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping” – meaning to create momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedaling or pushing. (Wikipedia)

But however you ride it, it is great fun!

Great fun for all ages

There is a section of the trail suited to the younger children with the cutest little log roll overs, but also a couple of decent berms to keep the older ones amused as well.

Remember the bikes!

The Sika Trail  can be accessed from Potters Gorge as well. It is a 10 km loop that follows the water up to The Kiosk at the Dam, before crossing the road and doing a loop around the hill and back  to the campground. The trail has a few steep climbs and is better suited to older children.

Keep an eye out for hikers, as it is a dual access trail.

So next time you head out to the National Park, remember to pack the bikes. 

Currawong Pump Track

A short video by MTB Guidebook of the Currawong Pump Track

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Campfire Golden Syrup Dumplings

Perfect for those cold nights around the campfire! Serve hot with a little fresh cream or ice cream if you have it available.

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Make the Syrup

Put the following in a large camp oven and carefully bring to the boil
2 cups water
2 cups sugar
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp golden syrup

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Make the Dumplings

Make dumplings with
2 cups SR flour
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup water
Mix all together to a moist dough, roll into balls and add to simmering syrup

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Cook

Cook over a low fire of mostly coals.
They should take about 20 minutes to cook and be light and fluffy. Break one open with a fork to test.

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Enjoy!

For more campfire cooking recipes and hints, go to Campfire Cooking

King of the Forest- A Poem by Hannah

King of the Forest

One tiny seed sprouted in the forest
Another toppled down to the ground
That used to be he tallest.
The little seedling grew some more.
Now it’s leaves were in the sun.
It grew some more and more and more,
But growing wasn’t always fun.
The little tree became quite big,
As tall as all the other trees
It then grew just a little more
As far as you could see
Just to be the great KING JARRAH TREE

by Hannah, 10 years old