A Cabin By The River In Barrington Tops

by | Jan 31, 2014 | 13 comments

Barrington Tops, Australia - Cook Republic
Last week we sneaked up to Barrington Tops and spent three adventurous days in a cabin by the river. We explored precarious little paths down to the river, we perched gingerly over moss-covered river stones and we slipped and fell in with a splash that frightened tiny birds hiding in the trees. We got industrious and used our wet shoes to catch fish, we chalked out an escape plan if our party was to be shattered by the appearance of a river croc (too many creature movies!) and we watched our submerged toes for hours till they became funny little appendages and no longer resembled toes.
We swatted pesky flies, we spotted red dragonflies, we shuddered in disgust when tiny leech latched onto our legs and we learned to skip flat rocks on the water's surface (without much luck!). We strung our expensive cameras up on trees and wrapped them around branches for that perfect family shot. We each hunted for the most perfect river rock to bring home as a souvenir. But mostly, we just sat there mindlessly letting the sun sap our strength and our minds wander with an occasional squeal of delight (it is ticklish when the fish nibble your toes!) and a sigh of contentment because with everything we did, we were doing absolutely nothing for once!
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River Cabin, Barrington Tops, Australia - Cook Republic
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  1. Yamila

    Hi Sneh, where abouts in Barrington is this cabin?? We camped in Barrington for new years 2014 and australia day 2014. We have family that live in the nearby town of Scone and my partner grew up camping in Barrington, so did his mother and father. I think this cabin may be near the east coast side of the forrest as there is no cabins where we camp in the national park.

  2. Aneela

    Thanks for linking to my yogurt experiment! I use my Cup 6 as a prototype for all the yogurt I make. The best thing about blogging is how much you learn from it yourself.
    I love your pictures and I'm glad to have discovered your blog!

  3. Amanda @ Gourmanda

    What a magical and tranquil holiday destination! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

  4. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I want a holiday just like that. No work, no stress, just relaxing with someone I love. Perfect.

  5. Karen @ Lemon Grove Cake Diaries

    Sometimes it is nice just to relax and do absolutely nothing - this looks like a wonderful spot to do just that. Beautiful photos!

  6. Coco in the Kitchen

    Great pics! Thanks for sharing, Sneh. Looks so relaxing.

  7. Medha

    Wow Sneh, your photography took my breath away! Simply stunning and beautiful!

    How is "Mr. Todiwala’s Bombay"? The book cover really looks visually appealing! I was trying to get my hands on it - but I think it is not available in Canada yet 🙁

  8. Vickie

    sounds like a magic holiday & what a beautiful place!

  9. Rosa

    What a great place! Perfect for relaxing and having a good time.



  10. Melanie Hall

    oops - clearly happy childhoods are made not mad!

  11. Melanie Hall

    How fortunate your sons are to have such summer holiday memories, these are surely the things of which happy childhoods are mad; and thanks for a weekend of inspirational reading...

  12. Jane @ Shady Baker

    Gorgeous holiday photos and great links for a Friday afternoon! Have a lovely weekend Sneh!


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