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Mt Warning is the beating heart of the Tweed Valley. The core of an ancient volcano, it stands as a sentinel.

~ Australian Geographic

 

Met up with Dave for a bit of afternoon fun around Murwillumbah. Thanks for a great afternoon Dave, must do it again sometime. :-)

 

Ended up out towards Tyalgum with a nice view towards the old Mount Warning. From a totally overcast morning, the clouds started to disappear nicely towards sunset and we thought we were going to finish up with some nice high Mackerel Clouds that would light up once the sun started to go down. Unfortunately these disappeared as well before the sun went down - so we were only left with a few clouds around Mount Warning.

 

The local Aboriginal name for the mountain is "Wollumbin"; meaning, "cloud-catcher", or alternatively "fighting chief of the mountains".

 

The mountain's English name was bestowed on it by Lieutenant James Cook in May 1770, as his expedition in command of the Endeavour passed it by on their route northwards along the eastern coastline of Australia. The designation "Mount Warning" was meant to indicate the danger of the offshore reefs they encountered.

 

The park was reserved for public recreation in 1928 and dedicated as a national park in 1966. The Park is part of the Shield Volcano Group of the World Heritage Site Gondwana Rainforests of Australia inscribed in 1986 and added to the Australian National Heritage List in 2007.

 

Want to know more about Mount Warning and the National Park it is in, have a look at the Australian Geographic and their article about Mt Warning: Early Warning

 

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Taken on August 31, 2012