Towns and Attractions

Day 75 – Jenolan Caves

jenolan caves

Departing Lithgow I head back towards the Blue Mountains. On the Great Western highway I see a turn off for Jenolan caves so decided to check it out. They are a collection of limestone caves within a mountain, some with very large chambers. After winding my way down a narrow twisting road I come to the entrance, a very large …

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Day 74 – Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

Lithgow Small Arms Museum (35)

With my car fixed, in the afternoon I headed to the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. Unfortunately they decided to close early that day so only had an hour to walk around. Lithgow has a history of building rifles for our military over the years. This includes our current service rifles the Steyr and Minimi. Plenty to see including some …

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Day 64 – Sydney

sydney

I return to Sydney to the Expedition Centre for two days of filming and some minor servicing of my vehicle. I shot a video on the pop top conversion for Defenders. An awesome conversion that I would love for those rainy days at camp. An old friend from highschool hosted me for the week at Bulli, about an hour south …

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Day 44 – Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo

While camping in the Warrumbungles I discovered there was a zoo in Dubbo. So the decision was made to drive back the 100 odd kilometres to check it out. On my first afternoon in Dubbo I visited the Royal Flying Doctors Service Base, located at the airport. They have a volunteer run guided tour for $3. The tour includes a …

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Day 35 – Newcastle

Newcastle is another place blessed with beautiful beaches. It even has some old skool Ocean Baths on the coastline. I walked out to the Nobby’s Beach breakwall and up to the lighthouse. This is quite popular with plenty of locals going for their daily walk. The weather was not the greatest with strong wind gusts pushing me around the further …

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Day 27 – Ellenborough Falls

ellenborough falls

While staying in Wauchope I took an afternoon off my study and drove out to Ellenborough Falls. These are said to be the second longest single drop falls in Australia at 200 metres. The road in is gravel in sections with many pot holes and is narrow winding along the mountain side. Had one close call with a car coming …

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Day 22 – Port Macquarie

After a week in the bush I return to civilisation to do my laundry and enjoy a hot shower. I stayed at Flynn’s Beach caravan park in Port Macquarie. This was a nice place nestled in amongst the trees. The staff were friendly and the amenities although a tad out dated were clean. Unfortunately for me the first day was …

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Day 13 – Tamworth

golden guitar

In I drive to Tamworth, the Australian capital of country music, so I was led to believe. First on my agenda was to find a battery charger to top up my deep cycle battery which is finding it hard to cope seeing my solar panel hasn’t been able to charge anything with so much cloud cover the last several days. …

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Day 11 – Glen Innes

standing stones

Departing Washpool after my four nights camping I rejoin the Gywdir highway to Glen Innes. Along the way I turn off to Raspberry Lookout which offers impressive views of various national parks nearby. Not too long after I pull in to Glen Innes for 2 nights. This town is rich in 1900’s architecture all along the main street. It’s impressive …

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Day 5 – Lismore and Richmond Range National Park

richmond range

I departed Nimbin in the morning and decided to check out Lismore to stock up on some gear. Lismore was quite a change from all the little towns I’ve passed through since leaving Byron Bay. It is a full size city with all the fast food joints and major shopping centres you need. I stopped in to one and found …

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