Mimbi Caves and China wall
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Today will be a lot of driving. we are going off the beaten track a bit to mimbi caves. the caves are home to ancient rock art and crystal clear pools. they are also one of the oldest identified sites of human occupation in Australia. it turns out thought that it is only a place you can go on a tour. we found a box of their equipment and helped our selves to it. hard hats, gloves, spotlights the works. we all started to go into the caves but as we went further and further in more and more of our group chickened out. we started at seven but soon it was just me and danny left. at first the caves seemed very expansive but it turned out to be smaller and smaller as they looped around on each other. before you get into the caves there is a small house built out of stone and timber. it looks more like a bunker than anything, not sure if it is native or not, but it doesnt feel native.
next up was the china wall which is a bleached limestone rock formation which looks like they are but together in a brick and mortor fashion, at the time i was not impressed at all but looking back it is quite remarkable that it was created naturally and looks like a wall. no idea why it is named china wall either.