I heard on the news that another Yowie has been sighted in the Clarence Valley, an area normally billed as “a place of astonishing physical beauty and extraordinary cultural diversity in New South Wales“. You can’t get more culturally diverse than a Yowie or two. I’ll have to ask my Council Home help girl where the Clarence Valley actually is — so that I can avoid it.
I met a Yowie once, years back. It was in one of those look-alike Blue Mountains townships along the Great Western Highway where the road snakes its way through a massive World Heritage-listed wilderness area of some 1.03 million hectares (2.5 million acres), consisting mostly of forested landscape. (I was there searching for a sighting of the Big Black Cat and a tea-room with a reasonable lavatory.)
If you ever want an encounter with UFOs, a Big Cat or an up-close-and-friendly with a Yowie, you can’t go past the Blue Mountains. You can find a lot of monsters among the obligatory haunted houses and the local winebars.
Here’s some more info on Yowies – Forget Bigfoot and ignore the Yeti. The one to watch out for is the Yowie