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"
First some pictures from Gundagai town – taken last night: After checking out, we headed to the lookout just north of town: then on to the Dog on the Tuckerbox – nice little place with some old equipment helping to tell the story of the dog: The we headed towards Parkes. We stopped near Wombat […]Read more "Gundagai to Dubbo via Henry Lawson Way"
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"
After the big day yesterday, we had a sleep in and not much planned for the day. We headed off to Dalgety after attempting to book in for lunch at the winery. We couldn’t get through so left anyway. Dalgety is an historic little village which was once almost made the Australian capital. It’s also […]Read more "Dalgety"
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"
We had a leisurely breakfast and loading up of the car and then shopping for a few provisions, including a tracksuit for Donald, before heading south for the Snowy Mountains. First stop was Bredbo for coffee and croissants with honey for what turned out to be lunch, rather than morning tea. Only about 20 minutes […]Read more "Cooma and Jindabyne"
We decided to take the scenic route from Karuah to Goulburn – instead of freeways and motorways to the west of Sydney, we went via Wisemans Ferry. This used to be the main route north out of Sydney to Newcastle, until early last century. It’s very windy, slow and beautiful. Unfortunately, there’s very few places […]Read more "Karuah to Goulburn"
We left home fairly early in order to get as far towards Sydney as comfortable. We stopped for a coffee at this cute converted church in Broadwater, called Our Daily Bread Cafe. The coffee was really good (though expensive) and I loved the atmosphere inside. The seating area is set up like a museum but […]Read more "The Coast Road – heading south"