The Gibb Part 2: Mt. Elizabeth- ElQ

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July 17th 2011
Published: July 27th 2011
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A little slice of Kimberly Heaven!
Day 4: up early not by choice, I guess it's just what happens when you are in bed by 7.30pm. Yep, we had to laugh at ourselves climbing into our swags as soon as we were fed, watered and semi-clean.
We took a stroll around Mt. Elizabeth Station and decided we would take off straight after breakfast. We were all salivating at thr thought of warm, freshly baked scones from Ellenbrae- which we were not disappointed with!
After Ellenbrae it was another 2.5 hour drive to Home Valley and after a few long nights it was like walking into a camper paradise- although a bit over constructed for my liking it is beautifully done and a dip in their pool went down a treat. We seriously consideredspending the night there but after a team meeting decided to push on to El Questro and upon reflection, we all agree we did the right thing.
Driving into El Questro was a bit of a mission but that made it all the more fun. We arrived about 4.30pm with just enough light to snag a decent camp ground and set up. We high tailed it to the showers as the queues were already three
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This shot is in every tourist book I looked at. Now i have my own version!
people thick. We were pleased with our spag bol for dinner and I know I went to bed excited about a hot spring bath the next morning. Mum fell into bed but that was because she drank her wine too quickly. She was highly entertaining.
***** (Favouriteday) Day 5: Zebadee Springs is one of those once in a lifetime places and experiences. In my mind, your first time there will always be the best. I spent 2 hours in my own private, Heavenlike, warm water spa. That's all I want to write about that cos I just don't think words will do it justice- just but it on your bucket list. After a bit of morning tea back at the camp we decided to poke around the ElQ jetty. we happened to bump into the infamous Buddy Tyson, who offered us left over champagne and fruit and entertained us with a bit of Aussie banter, which we thouroughly enjoyed. After lunch we headed off to El Questro Gorge (insert challenging). we spent the next 3.5 hours on a very scenic, yet somewhat strenuous climb. It was worth it just for the challenge, but it not for the faint hearted. I
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Reaching the spring at the top of El Questro Gorge
loved every minute!!!
Upon our return to camp mum met up with our old mate buddy who scored us some free gourmet bbq tickets (worth $38 each). Dinner was served at 7pm and it was sooo nice to sit at the bar and let someone else worry about the cooking and the dishes! Needless to say we all went to bed pretty happy that night.

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Small obstacles

Just a hint of what we went through climbing El Questro Gorge.
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Kimberly calling?

This is what you can expect to see wherever you go on the Gibb.
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Galvern's Gorge

Plunge pool perfection
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Sunset at El Questro

Can't beat warm nights and stunning sunsets
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El Questro homstead

We couldn't afford to stay there but this is a glimpse into the world of the rich and famous.
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Zebadee Spa

Even gets the tick of approval from Dad.
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Mt. Elizabeth Stn.

Open air sunset

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