During the week I did a walk with my sisters and their husbands to Kingdom Come in Heathcote National Park. Or, more accurately – the walk was through the park, with Kingdom Come being just outside it.
Kingdom Come, or KC for short, is a historic bushwalkers campsite on the Woronora River and it is right next to a great swimming spot – the Boobera Pool. It is a place that my parents frequently visited during the early 1950’s with other members of the Rucksack Club.
During lunch, both my sisters mentioned that, on one trip to KC with my parents, they remember being shown the ruins of an old hut – known as “Old Todd’s Hut”. So we looked for the ruins and soon found the place. After bushfires, all that remains are some stone walls. It looks like the hut was made from local materials – rocks, that had been cemented together. It is impossible work out what material the roof would have been made from.
It seems that “Old Todd” was a bushwalker, presumably old, and when he found a spot he liked, then he would construct a hut there. These huts would be built in places that would be hard to find unless you knew where to look. This is certainly the case with the one at KC. You cannot see it unless you are really close to it. I think it may have been constructed in the 1930’s.
It would be interesting to know if anyone knows who “Old Todd” was, and where else he built similar huts. Perhaps in other places near the Woronora River or in Royal National Park?
The Boobera Pool was a bit cold for swimming, but the walk from and back to Heathcote was very pleasant with lots of wildflowers out, including some nice orchids.
More photos are online on my website here.