The Drip - Ulan
The Great Dripping Wall is a large natural sandstone formation situated on the Goulburn River near Ulan via Mudgee in the Central Tablelands of NSW Australia.
Water runs down from the surrounding hillsides, seeps through the high rock gorges and drips into the pools below.
The Drip is a popular spot for bushwalking, swimming, camping, painting and photography.
The track is a relatively flat and easy, sometimes single file only, 2.4 kilometre return walk along the river bed ducking and weaving amongst ferns, wombat holes, overhanging rocks, through small rock caves with magnificent scenery in every direction.
Don't forget your camera - it's SO beautiful !!
The famous artist Brett Whitely, his wife Wendy, daughter Arkie and some friends camped at The Drip in the 1970's.
Brett was so inspired by indigenous art and the local area, he stripped off and painted several murals on one of the rock cave walls.
The paintings include emu, eggs, eel, fish, woman and child.
Brett was recorded on film drawing these images around a campfire in one of the caves.
See ABC Report, Video & Murals - Peter Kingston
Listen to the ABC Interview with local Julie Imrie
SMH Newspaper Article
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Unfortunately there is a reasonable amount of coal mining activity in the area which locals say may threaten The Drip, it's future water supply and the Whitely murals.
See Regional Mining Maps, Community Action Groups, Save the Drip and Protect our Rivers campaigns.
_Local Artist - Pat Dickinson
Painting Available for Sale
View more of Pat's work..
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Map - Mudgee to The Drip Ulan
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The Drip Ulan
Distance 50 kms
Travel Time 38 mins
Via Ulan Cassilis Road
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