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The Week That Was 7 The Week That Was 7

Port Macquarie, Calais and more……. Weekly Outing On awaking last Sunday, Bob’s first words were, ‘I think we’ll take a trip to Port Macquarie…..’ A two hour trip, we passed through country that had been decimated by last summer’s bushfires, but more on that later. Arriving in beautiful Port Macquarie in time for lunch, a […]

Cattai Wetlands, NSW Cattai Wetlands, NSW

Currently closed as a result of the bushfire damage and COVID, it’s worth keeping an eye on the website for notification of the reopening date.   Click the link below for more information Cattai Wetlands  

Heatherbrae Pies Heatherbrae Pies

Heather Brae Pies

Aussie Fauna Aussie Fauna

Right outside our door! Loving the wildlife

Nundle: New England, New South Wales Nundle: New England, New South Wales

South west of Walcha is the picturesque tiny farming town of Nundle and this was our destination this day. Travelling upon the back roads via Woolbrook, we passed the beautiful Albaldie Nature Reserve – on this list for next time – taking in the sights of the beautiful countryside. Just outside of the township, was the […]

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Advancetown to Running Creek: Queensland, Australia Platypus Hunting, Running Creek: Queensland, Australia Running Creek, Queensland to Bonalbo, New South Wales: Australia Bonalbo to Emmaville: New South Wales, Australia

Cottan – Bimbang and Werrikimbe National Parks: New England, New South Wales Cottan – Bimbang and Werrikimbe National Parks: New England, New South Wales

  This particular morning saw us heading south east of Walcha to Werrikimbe National Park. Yet another World Heritage destination, there were plenty of walks of all levels available. Werrikimbe is a true 4wd section and was a wonder to behold. With camping, picnicking spots and 4wd tracks there was much available for those with […]

Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New England: New South Wales, Australia Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, New England: New South Wales, Australia

Today’s trip took us south east of Walcha to the Aspley and Tia Falls, and Mummel Gulf National Park. Named by Oxley, and now forming part of the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, the region is some 1,000 metres above sea level and covers roughly 120,000 hectares. Presenting with high rising gorges and raging rivers […]

Emmaville to Walcha Emmaville to Walcha

Departing Emmaville, Bob and I soon found ourselves travelling through the landscape inhabited by Captain Thunderbolt, an infamous bushranger of New South Wales who made a living as a horse thief during the mid 1850s.  

Bonalbo to Emmaville: New South Wales, Australia Bonalbo to Emmaville: New South Wales, Australia

After a peaceful night, an early morning departure from Bonalbo soon found us turning onto the Bruxner Highway and heading west. One of the pamphlets picked up last night had a tourist drive commencing a kilometre or so from there, and we had made the decision to partake in this scenic diversion. Arriving at Clarence […]

Running Creek, Queensland to Bonalbo, New South Wales: Australia Running Creek, Queensland to Bonalbo, New South Wales: Australia

With a gremlin still playing havoc with the 12 volt system and causing Bob great frustration, it was time to move on to a powered site this morning. Despite wishing to remain longer for further exploration, back to highway 13 we motored. (Although it was possible to continue into NSW via Running Creek Road, the […]

Advancetown to Running Creek: Queensland, Australia Advancetown to Running Creek: Queensland, Australia

As per the norm during our stay here, the first in what became a chorus of bird songs over the morning awoke us at 4am. We had no idea what this particular bird is, but its noise reminded me a little of the bull roarer sound as it winds up: non – stop until way […]

Australian Journey 2017

The Rolling G rig is almost ready to go. The wet season is well in its way, so we have altered plans and are heading to New England in New South Wales this time. We hope to depart either tomorrow arvo or Saturday morning.

Balgowan, South Australia to Cobar, New South Wales

800km. A long day broken up by the changing landscape, goats, cattle, sheep, emus and ‘roos. Will sleep tonight!