Tag Archives: New South Wales

Along the Dowling Track – To Currawinya National Park via Hungerford

Tuesday, 14th of May 2013 The Dowling Track is a dirt road linking Bourke in New South Wales with Quilpie in South Western Queensland. It is a track in name only – it is a maintained road, although it is … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Burke – Part 2

While at the Back o’ Bourke Information Centre we picked up a brochure ‘Bourke Mud Map Trails’. We drove out to the Fort Bourke Stockade over very rough, corrugated roads. Incredible to think the hardship these men endured to explore … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bourke

Sunday, 12th, Monday 13th of May, 2013 From Walgett we travelled along the Kamilaroi Highway. By comparison a very good road and we made good progress. We had previously travelled here before. Last year it was straight after the floods … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Walgett

Saturday, 11th May 2013 From Pilliga we had about 40km to Burren Junction on dirt road. But the road was in good condition allowing speeds around the 60km/h. Fron Burren Junction we were on sealed roads – very flat country, … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sculptures in the scrub – addendum

If you have been reading my blog post about the sculptures in the scrub, you might have noticed that there was no photo of the sign for the fifth sculpture, the one with the mosaics. There is a good reason … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Pilliga Bore Bath and Wetlands Walk

Thursday, 9th, Friday 10th of May 2013 The road from the Sculptures in the scrub to Baradine was dirt as well with heavy corrugations. We left the tyre pressure low until we got to Baradine, although the last few kilometres … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sculptures in the scrub

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 From the Sandstone Caves it was another 10km on the Newell Highway before turning West towards the Sculptures in the scrub in the Timallallie National Park. This free camping area is not yet in the CAW6 … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Sandstone Caves in Pilliga Forest

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 We wanted to stay overnight at the Sculptures in the scrub in the Timallallie National Park. But on the way we wanted to check out the Sandstone Caves walking track. This walking track is less than … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two days in Gunnedah

I mentioned to Lesley that I would really like to go to Pensioners Hill in Gunnedah to see the heritage sculptures on our way through. A quick check of the distances made it clear that we could not afford the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lake Keepit

Friday 3rd to Monday, 6th May 2013 It was a short drive from Tamworth to Lake Keepit. Lake Keepit [CAW6 NSW #328] is in beautiful unspoilt area. It is a State Park and is well looked after. We decided on … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tamworth

30th April to 3rd of May,2013 We are in Tamworth for 3 nights, basically because service was due and Tamworth is a good place to be without a car. Originally we were planning for 2 nights, I let Lesley explain … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Walcha, Apsley Falls, Apsley Gorge

Sunday 28th April, 2013 After our walk in the morning we were ready to replenish the calories spent. Having the choofer still set up from the previous night, it didn’t take us long to get the fire going again for … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Tia Falls

Sunday, 28th April, 2013 We decided to take the Falls Walk All along the way, we had glimpses of the falls through the trees. When we reached the Falls Lookout, the falls were spectacular. The sound of the falling water … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Tia Falls

Saturday, 27th April, 2013 Leaving the caravan park in Port Macquarie, we wanted to start the trip with an empty cassette. What a different experience the dump point in Port Macquarie is, depending on the day of the week. Being … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Port Macquarie

24th to 27th April 2013. Getting to Port Macquarie from Coopernook State Park was easy. The Pacific Highway is double lanes in each direction here. We did get a bum steer in regards to a dump point in Laurieton. From … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

To Coopernook State Park

Tuesday, 23rd April. From Barrington Reserve we were heading towards Wingham. We intended to stay at the ‘Mick Tuck Riverside Reserve’ ‘CAW6 NSW #88’, but when we arrived, we found it not suitable for us: Close to town, many locals … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Burrumbuttock to the Murray in Victoria

After a miserable rainy afternoon in Burrumbuttock we woke to clear skies around sunrise. I couldn’t resist the temptation to take some photos of the area in a more attractive light. We had not unhitched the caravan the previous night. … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Ariah Park via Wagga Wagga to Burrumbuttock

Today (Thursday, 21st of March) was supposed to be another day at Ariah Park. I was going to work on the battery installation in the LandCruiser. However within a short time, I discovered that the connectors I had bought in … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Round trip to Junee

Today (Wednesday 20th of March) we explored the area, leaving the caravan in Ariah Park. (CAW6, NSW #965) We headed east to Temora, the capital of the shire that encompasses Ariah Park. Once again a lovely country town. We filled … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gooloogong – Grenfell – Ariah Park

When Lesley reviewed my last post she remarked, I should have included a photo of the church. As I had not taken a photo of the church, I needed to remedy that. So after having packed up the van I … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Yeoval – housekeeping and rest

Monday was a housekeeping day. Not only did we do the washing, I also washed the car with the saved laundry water. I should have been working on the battery installation. I didn’t feel like doing much. Instead I went … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Yeoval to Gooloogong – trip to Cowra

We woke to a cool morning in Yeoval. I actually got cold feet while packing up the van. After the hot days, this was a nice change. Just a couple of photos before leaving. Once again we stuck to the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Premer to Yeoval

From Premer we took a different route to Wellington and on to Yeoval. We travelled mainly on minor roads, some of them quite rough. But it didn’t matter that much – I was able to drive at appropriate speed without … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moonbi To Premer – again

We left our friends at Woolomin and within minutes we had phone reception and received a message that our awning had arrived. Being without phone and internet connection at Woolomin certainly is a drawback. The fitting of the awning was … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Fog in the morning at Chaffey Dam

We woke to a chilly morning at Chaffey Dam. Looking out the window I saw fog over the dam. Wearing just my sarong, I went out to take some photos. I didn’t want to miss the opportunity.

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Nundle and Hanging Rock lookout

From Chaffey Dam we drove via Nundle to the Hanging Rock lookout. This is a very steep drive up the mountain behind Nundle. I was glad we didn’t come across a logging truck, which bring logs down through this road. … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Trip to Wellington and Lake Burrendong

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I really wanted to go to Wellington. Well today, we made the trip. I must say the anticipation was better than the execution. While Wellington has some nice buildings and the park at … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Housekeeping at Gulgong Showgrounds

On Sunday we didn’t leave the showgrounds at all. It was laundry day. We carry a twin tub washing machine on the back seat of the LandCruiser which allows us to do the laundry anywhere. But it is easier if … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Drive to the Frog Rock

Having arrived in Gulgong fairly early we had the afternoon free to explore. We couldn’t go too far, so I suggested a trip to the Frog Rock as I had the impression it would be a good lookout point. The … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Premer to Gulgong

The drive from Premer to Gulgong was once again a scenic drive. Interesting countryside, varied farming. In the beginning mainly cattle, than there were different crops (wished I could tell you what crops there were – the only one we … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moonbi to Premer

This morning I was woken at 6:15 (5:15 real time) by the iPhone alarm. Lesley had set the alarm so that we would make it to the caravan repair place in Moonbi by 8:00am. It was still dark outside. We … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cockburn River Campsite – evening light

I wasn’t going to take any more photos, but towards sunset the light changed and I couldn’t resist to press that shutter again. Without further comment….

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Cockburn River Campsite

Cockburn River Campsite is in a clearing in the trees next to the Cockburn River. A lovely spot to go for little walks or just sit there and watch the birds that abound in this area. We did both – … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Towards Tamworth

First job on Thursday morning was to sort out the detached awning. Lesley guided me to drive the LandCruiser close to the caravan so that I could use the ladder on the LandCruiser to affix the gaffa tape over the … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Dumaresq Dam

The night from Tuesday to Wednesday was again very windy. When we woke up there was beautiful sunshine. We discovered that the wind gusts over night had ripped the awning out of its track and there was now quite a … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dumaresq Dam, Armidale

This morning the wind was still blowing fiercely. The sun still keeps on playing hide and seek. I took the opportunity to take a few photos once the sun was out. We did a quick trip into town and had … Continue reading

Posted in 7 months zigzagging across Australia | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment