You don't have to venture far in the Southern Highlands and surrounds to find some spectacular scenes.
Keen bushwalker Gordon Markwart of Robertson has shared a scene he recently encountered.
While he would not share the exact location, due to the risks involved in accessing the area, he keenly snapped some photos to share with others.
He pointed out that access was something for the "experienced and very careful."
Known as Scott's Arch, the stunning natural formation is located in Budderoo National Park.
Gordon, an experienced bushwalking enthusiast, shared an extract from a past, unidentified adventurer, describing the site. The extract reads as follows:
The natural stone bridge spans the mouth of this gully, its outer edge simply a part of the sheer face of the cliff.
A huge sandstone slab with its apex about 20 feet above the gully floor forms the arch through which the stream takes its final plunge.
The slab, which is almost level, is about 20 feet in length and its abutments are the sheer side of the gully.
The bridge could easilly carry a horse and sulky, though to me it seemed that the experience would be unwise.
The water passing beneath the arch ultimately finds its way into the Kangaroo River and then joins the mother stream, Shoalhaven on the way past Nowra.
Apparently this freakish structure is a residual formation - a rock stratum that resisted the early erosion of the creek. As the water cut downward, it was forced to make its way beneath the great slab in a spot where the rock was weaker. I do not know of a more striking setting for a natural bridge. From its "deck" the view eastward is unhindered outward and downward into the vast panorama of the the Kangaroo.
In the distance opposite is the precipitous eastern rise of the valley - another line of sheer cliffs. Eleven hundred feet below lies the nearest farm house, the home of the late John Alexander Scott, one of the pioneers of the Upper Kangaroo River. It was one of his sons who led us to the bridge. He told us that his father had known of it 60 years ago, and was probably the first white man ever to see it.
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