I have to admit to feeling just a little apprehensive about the Emma Gorge walk. We’ve heard all kinds of reports about it.
My sister did it a few years ago and said it was challenging. Other people we’ve met on our travels made comments ranging from ‘its very difficult’ to ‘take your time and you can do it. ‘
I was only worried about my arm that I broke back in Dec and is still recovering and wouldn’t handle a fall and Steve’s new knee 6 months ago.
But we did it! Nice and slow with lots of scrambling up and over rocks, rock hopping over creeks, and a steady climb.
We left the Emma Gorge resort around 8.30 with plenty of water , a muesli bar and a bag of lollies. We walked through grasslands, started to gently climb and then got to the scrambling stage.
We passed the turquoise waterhole.
The reward was a swim at the falls. It was magnificent. Beautiful clear water, a waterfall that massaged your back if you positioned yourself underneath it correctly and the perfect temperature for cooling.
The walk back wasn’t as bad as we thought. All downhill and hard in the knees but we were quicker than going up.
We went straight to the cafe for a delicious iced coffee!
We got back to The Station at El Questro which is about a 25 min drive away and had another swim in the waterhole just near our cabin.
The afternoon was spent relaxing and reading before our pre dinner gin, a bbq dinner, music and a game of cards before an early night.