Kosciuszko National Park

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 […]

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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 […]

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Conquering Mt Kosciuszko

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 […]

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Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass

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 […]

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Cooma and Jindabyne

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 […]

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Namadgi National Park

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 […]

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More Canberra

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 […]

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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 […]

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Karuah to Goulburn

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 […]

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On the road in Queensland

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 […]

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