Sunday, July 28, 2019

Tessellated Pavements - 1


Tesselate Hill is a little secret in the Blue Mountains in NSW, Australia. Hardly anyone knows about this place, let alone visits it.

But it is known to the savvy Blue Mountains bushwalkers for its tessellated rock patterns on a large flat platform.

Although it is relatively common to see rocks with tessellation patterns; yet it is very unusual to see them covering such a large area as in Tesselate Hill.

A more detailed trip report will be written up one day ... watch this space  :-)   For now, enjoy the pictures.

By the way, there is only one "l" in "Tesselate" Hill. That is how it is spelt in the maps.



Pictures - taken in 2019 July
Tessellated Pavements at Tesselate Hill

1)  From where the car is parked, it takes 30 mins to climb to the summit of Tesselate Hill. Then another 15 mins to reach here, Tessellated Pavements.
(To enlarge the image, click on it.)


2)  Tessellated Pavements


3)  Tessellated Pavements


4)  Tessellated Pavements


5)  A human face ... hhmmm ... perhaps ET's face  :-)
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Aboriginal engraving

Still at Tessellated Pavements area

6)  An aboriginal engraving ... I can only find one. If there are more, please let me know.


To unnamed 734-meter hill

7)  Then it is to explore an unnamed 734-meter hill north of Tesselate Hill.
- Red arrow: The unnamed 734-meter hill
- Yellow arrows: The way to reach there
- White oval: Wollangambe River


8)  Interesting rock face on the way to the unnamed 734-meter hill


9)  Interesting cave on the way to the unnamed 734-meter hill


At 734-meter hill summit

10)  At the summit of the unnamed 734-meter hill ~~~
There are many patches of tessellated rock patterns, but not a large contiguous area as in Tesselate Hill.


11)  One of the many patches of tessellated rock patterns at the summit of the unnamed 734-meter hill


12)  Here is another patch of tessellated rock patterns.

There are more patches than the ones shown above. Go there and check them out for yourself  :-)


Return to Tesselate Hill and the car

13)  Then it is retracing steps back to the car.
This photo is facing Tesselate Hill. It shows the route we took to the unnamed 734-meter hill.
- Left red arrow: Just behind the ridge is where our car is parked.
- Right red arrow: Summit of Tesselate Hill
- Yellow oval: Tessellated Pavements
- Yellow arrows: Route we took to the unnamed 734-meter hill (along top of a ridge)
- White oval: Wollangambe River
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