big, bigger, biggest

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Driving west on our road trip over the Blue Mountains to explore central western NSW we were somewhat surprised to see a sign for the Capertee Valley Canyon indicating it as the biggest in the world. Obviously we needed to to stop, look and despite the ordinary weather, take a couple of photo’s. Upon returning home we googled “world’s largest canyon”, and found a Wikimapia entry…”Although the Grand Canyon is undoubtedly ‘grander’, Capertee Valley as a canyon  is 1km wider, and also longer than America’s Grand Canyon. It is a  stunning place, which has its own monolith (a butte called Pantoneys Crown…) that is up there amongst the worlds largest.” Luckily we took photo’s of both the canyon & the butte. Who knew?
Capertee Valley Canyon, NSW, Australia
Capertee Valley Canyon, NSW, Australia
Pantoneys Crown, Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia
Pantoneys Crown, Capertee Valley, NSW, Australia
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4 thoughts on “big, bigger, biggest

    roughseasinthemed said:
    February 19, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Never heard of it. Partner’s been around Aus a lot more than I have, but we both went as far as the BMs. Think the Australian Tourist Board is missing out a bit on not marketing this one. Good post.

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    EllaDee responded:
    February 19, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Thnx for the comment. I agree, and the photo’s we took don’t do it justice. Despite living in NSW my entire life & living 2hrs away for the last 20+ years I hadn’t been that way before. We’ll be going again & exploring further.

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    7theaven said:
    February 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

    pretty place

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    orples said:
    March 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Your mountains remind me of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains we have here in Virginia. Thanks for sharing!

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