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Day 10 Kanunnah Bridge, the edge of the Turkine, Stanley

Kanunnah Bridge in the Turkine Photo, Stanley, Australia

We headed inland on this day and drove out through Irishtown and Edith to Kanunnah Bridge which is just beyond the edge of the Turkine Wilderness - beautiful, leafy, rainforest country.

It's was only about 1 hours drive each way, except for on the way back when we came across a herd of 50-100 cows crossing the road heading for the milk shed, we had to wait for about 1/2 hour for them to finish crossing - gotta love the countryside.

Kanunnah Bridge is not a town or anything like that, it is just a bridge that crosses the Arthur River. If you carry on across the bridge you hit a unsealed circuit road that takes you on a scenic tourist drive around the Turkine rainforest area.

We didn't feel like being that adventurous so we just got out of the car at the bridge and walked down to the river for a wander and a look - saw a couple of trout in the water - should have bought the fishing rod. We also went a short way up the tourist road to a lookout which had a great view over the trees.

After our 3-4 hour trip we headed back for a relax before dinner - we had booked at the Stanley Hotel again as it was the only place that had something going on for New Years Eve. We headed there at 7.30pm and got a seat near the window - love to have a view - we had a lovely dinner - started with entree, had yummy mains and even had dessert. All the food was good. Had a bit of a laugh with the locals and other visitors before heading home.

Happy New Year

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