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The Great Wall

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The Great Wall is a sloping wall of pagodas that runs north-south along the western side of Mt Airly for more than 1 kilometre.

The pagodas along the western edge of the wall are huge with perpendicular sides. There are only a couple of routes through the wall. The wall can be traversed north-south.

There are extensive views to the south, west and north from the tops of the pagoda outcrops.   

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Mugii Murum-ban State Conservation Area (NSW)

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Airly Frustum
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Airly Gap
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Valley Of The Dinosaurs
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