It was time for a getaway again, but we couldn’t go far because of work commitments. I did a bit of research on Airbnb and found a lovely place in Beechmont, just under an hour away from home. We headed off on Friday afternoon, and instead of driving past Albert River Wines like we usually […]Read more "A weekend in Beechmont, Canungra and Binna Burra"
Time for another little day trip in the Gold Coast Hinterland. I had never been along this section (that I could remember, anyway!) – probably because it’s a little out of the way. We stopped for lunch at a cafe with a nice view – at least down the bottom of the property: The next […]Read more "A day at Springbrook National Park"
A group of us decided to celebrate the new year by camping at Cooloola in the Great Sandy National Park, at Teewah Beach. There were days of preparation for which only two were available, poor buggers! However, on the 29th of December, we took off towards Tewantin, from where we had to catch the ferry: […]Read more "Camping at Cooloola"
We wanted to go for a walk and explore nearby a little. I found Plunkett Conservation Park about 20 minutes from home. I’d never been there and the was little information on it on the National Park site, except that there was sandstone outcrops and there’s a guided wildflower walk coming up in September. We […]Read more "Plunkett Conservation Park, Cedar Creek"
Today was a long day. Firstly, getting up at 6am to have coffee and then go for a walk on the property where my sister lives. It’s beautiful there, and I would love to have more time to go wandering on some of the walks it offers. The light was just beautiful, too: Then it […]Read more "Coonabarabran to home"
We got up early(ish) and had a McDonalds breakfast – they don’t do the big breakfast anymore – it’s been a while, obviously! We got to the zoo just on time at 9am – we weren’t the first in line either. Seems a lot of people had the same idea! We were intending to hire […]Read more "Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo"
We packed up our stuff and left Jindabyne and headed for Adaminaby (for brekky) and then on to Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park. It took us about 2 hours from Jindabyne to get to the caves. The last section of about 6km is gravel road. We just missed the 10.30 tour but booked on […]Read more "Along the road to Gundagai"
Today was our last day here in the Snowy Mountains, so we went for some more walks at Thredbo, and later at Charlotte Pass. We didn’t actually get to the park until 11am, and then headed straight to Thredbo. We went on a bobsled ride – yes, even I went on a bobsled! Not really […]Read more "Kosciuszko National Park"
Today was a heavy driving day – almost entirely through Kosciuszko national park. The section from Jindabyne to Khancoban to Cabramurra was so winding and curvy that I felt nauseous and had to drive myself rather than look out the window and search for places to stop for photos! The trip from Jindabyne to the […]Read more "Jindabyne to Khancoban to Kiandra circuit"
We got up early and made our lunch and packed our backpacks and then had brekky and coffee and took off to Thredbo. We wanted to get there a bit early to book a tour to go to the top of Mt Kosciuszko with, since they were only $10 more than doing it on your […]Read more "Conquering Mt Kosciuszko"
We got off to a late start because Donald hadn’t changed his watch or phone over to NSW time and kept telling me the wrong time. It was supposed to be OK because the plan was to go to Dalgety for lunch at a winery and just do a little round trip and exploration of […]Read more "Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass"
Today was our nature day. We headed off around 9.30 to get some provisions for lunch (and more coffee) and then it was off to the bush. Namadgi National Park is only about 40 minutes away from Canberra (depending on where you start!) and apparently full of locals on the weekend. During the week (it’s […]Read more "Namadgi National Park"