Less than 100km from Sydney, the highlands of Kanangra-Boyd National Park
seem a world away. This vast area of wilderness is less visited than the nearby Blue Mountains National Park, but its stunning gorges and alpine plateaus are equally beautiful. Swampy peat bogs and snow gum woodland are features of this highland region, and these specialised habitats play a vital role in the water cycle. The peat acts as a huge spongy reservoir, slowly releasing crystal clear, naturally filtered water into the creeks and rivers which eventually feed into Sydney’s water supply. Birds, mammals and frogs all thrive in this protected area, and this album features three distinct soundscapes recorded over the period of a day in the reserve.