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"
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"
Today was Sunday so we had a bit of a sleep in and didn’t hit the road until about 9.30am. Most things didn’t open before 10am, so it didn’t really matter. We had intended to go to the Carillion, but the roads accessing it had been closed and we didn’t want to walk 2km or […]Read more "More Canberra"
The drive from Goulburn to Canberra is quite short – only an hour or so. On the way, you drive past a huge seemingly empty lake. Lake George is 25km long and 10km wide and has a mean depth of 1m. We drove past it and didn’t see any water at all! We’re staying at […]Read more "Canberra"
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"
The road from Carnarvon Gorge to Springsure We packed up our camp on Sunday morning. It took us exactly three hours!! I’m sure we’ll get faster at this, with more experience. We hit the (dirt) road, heading towards Emerald. We pulled over a few times to take some panoramic shots: We stopped off at the […]Read more "On the road in Queensland"
Arrival at Carnarvon Gorge I had booked the Takarakka Bush Resort in advance, because I’d read that they tend to be quite busy and we were staying 5 nights. They put on talks about the Gorge and what to expect, every afternoon at 4.30pm, so we wanted to be around for that. We arrived at […]Read more "Camping Trip – Four days and five nights at Carnarvon Gorge"
This was my first camping trip since I can remember camping as a child – and it happened to have been not too far from where we went on this trip! (ETA: Except for the camping trips to Cairns I went on in my twenties and thirties that I’d completely forgotten about!) Since we’d borrowed […]Read more "Camping trip – Overnight in Miles"