We freely follow the unsealed and rugged dirt fire trail passing between large paddocks separated by electric wired boundary fencing before reaching some bushland, without any destination in mind - just enjoying the pleasant serenity of the valley floor and allowing the path to uncover its beauty one step at a time.
The trail enters into a cool temperate fern gully forest as it follows Valley Heights Creek. The tree ferns and ground ferns dominate the understorey of valley floor creating a canopy of sweeping green ferns as far as the eyes can see - absolutely beautiful.
We then came across a huge uprooted tree bridging the creek to the other side. Like excited children, we scrambled to climb up the log, stretched out our arms carefully treading one foot at a time balancing ourselves across and back, just for some fun.
A little further down nestled on the right side of the path hiding behind the trees is a huge sandstone rock shelter cave. We climbed up to get a closer look at the mass of small cavities on the cave's ceiling.
Leaving the valley behind, the trail begins an uphill ascend along the foothills of the mountain gradually opening up to clear blue skies and expansive views of the surrounding native bushland and distant mountain ranges.