Pemberton > Northcliffe 16.02.14
Awake! Our lodgings had a kettle and a toaster so the previous day we had acquired some bread, muesli and yogurt so breakfast was sorted (I now have a breakfast survival kit of peanut butter, my vietnamese coffee filter fresh coffee, mug and coffee mate((powdered milk))). Breakfast done we hit the road for Northcliffe. I’d picked up a flyer about a place a little bit like Yorkshire Sculpture park but in a national forest. About 30km later we found it, ‘Understory’. We paid the 11 bucks, donned our headsets and wandered along the path with no one else in sight, a forest playground with curiosities lurking around every corner. It’s quite an inspiring place, growing up on a farm surrounded by nature and being a bit arty I really enjoyed it. The creations were really interesting all made from wood, natural stuff and reclaimed metals. The artists where primarily from Oz or Europeans living nearby. I wouldn’t have expected the Aussies to be arty like this, I grew up on Neighbours and Home & Away so the stereotypical view of beer, bbq’s and beaches was how I expected everyone to be. It was a great experience and inspired me be a bit more creative on the farm, all the space and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins running about it would be really cool to get them involved and play about on some weird structures! I particularly like the stumpy people and the blair which thing in the tree! After an hour or so wandering round we were off to Walpole and The Valley of The Giants!