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Name:
Minotaur Lair
Description:

Is a canyon located in an unnamed creek system that flows generally east into the western side of the Wolgan River, 1.7km south, south west of junction of Zobels Gully and Wolgan River. Access via Wolgan Road, 3km south of Newnes. In Greek mythology, the Minotaur was a creature with the head of a bull on the body of a man. He dwelt at the centre of the Cretan Labyrinth, which was an elaborate maze like construction. Named by Michael Keats on a Bush Club walk, 21st July 2010. Described by Michael as, "It is labyrinthine, it is mysterious, it is serpentine, it is long and it is varied; it is a special place." Previously known as Bell Miner Canyon, so named by Andrew Valja due to the Bellbirds in this vicinity, May 2002.

Maps:
  • Ben Bullen
Grid Reference:
  • 418 230 to 414 230
Location:
Wollemi National Park
Status:
Protected
Related Names:
Walks:
  • GOS2.19: The Minotaur Lair
  • GOS2.21: The cliffs of Koopartoo
  • GOS2.22: The cliffs and ravines of Western Koopartoo
  • GOS2.23: Crossing the Koopartoo Mesa
  • GOS2.27: Mount Dawson via Capertee Creek
Photos:
 - Minotaur Lair

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