place, and when done properly, it is indeed something that puts your
adrenaline levels right up.
it properly" means going down at one of the steep drops, the most
right-hand track (right-hand
when you are on the top and left-hand once you're down and look back to
it - the
nowadays the more usual
Hey, I have done it (and
yes, Rob did get my wheels right!). While it
is really exciting to do it and can easily be the highlight of the
whole trip, make sure you know
yourself and your vehicle before you decide to
do it! Once you start
dropping you're going down and there is no way
At wetter times it can
also be easy
to get bogged once you have come down it, so it
can be a good idea to make sure you have another vehicle there to pull
out, unless you have a winch. When we were there in 2011, Dave and
Justine from Toowoomba came along and did it just because we were there
to pull them out. They were right - they did get bogged because it had
been raining a fair bit.
is heaps of memorabilia
on the northern bank of the creek, so you may want to bring an old
thong or T-shirt or whatever, if you want to hang your
name up there (that's of course only exciting if you did the real Gunshot).
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