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Published April 8th 2013
Be surrounded by massive trees and sounds of water cascade
Standing at the base of the trees you see how small you are in comparison to nature. It's an extremely humbling experience standing surrounded by these massive trees that have been here for many lifetimes.
We came to Olinda Falls to do the Falls and Olinda Valley walks. We organised ourselves for the 14km hike, starting with the short 500 metre walk from the car park to the waterfall (graded moderate to steep) at the falls. During the short walk we began talking to a man from a local bush walking club and he advised us the tracks were too narrow for the prams and that they could become stuck.
Although usually up for an adventure we decided to take his advice, as the thought of carrying prams and children over slippery ground didn't seem like the challenge I felt like today, but we're sure to return and complete this walk with child packs instead.