Travel Destinations

Day 114 – Wilsons Promontory National Park

wilsons promontory national park

Wilsons Promontory – a Wombat friendly wilderness Wilsons Promontory national park was a short drive from Foster to the parks entrance. The main road in is sealed and the side tracks are all good condition gravel, although some highly corrugated all are 2wd accessable. My first stop was at Darby Beach. It was here the trip in was made totally …

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Day 106 – Gippsland Region

From Orbost I head east along the coastline to continue exploring the Gippsland region and to check out my first Victorian beach. It’s an easy drive with Cape Conran rd and Yeerung rd providing a close drive along the coast. I stop off to West Cape boat ramp for a photo op and then check out Salmon Rocks. A quick …

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Day 100 – Snowy River Victoria

Snowy River

Leaving Jindabyne I head south down Barry Way through the southern section of Kosciusko National Park. I spent a few nights camped at Jacobs River beside a beautiful flowing creek. A little further on and I catch my first glimpse of the once mighty Snowy River. This is now a trickle of its former self as much of the water …

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Day 84 – Kosciuszko NP

From Canberra I headed south to Cooma. The last big town before heading off into the wilderness of Kosciuszko national park. The park has major bitumen roads running throughout so the drive in was quite comfortable. My first camp was at Denison campgrounds. All campsites are free in Kosciuszko which was a bonus. I followed a dirt track down to …

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Day 80 – Canberra Australian Capital

canberra

From the Blue Mountains I head off towards Canberra. I stopped a night in Gouldburn and went to visit the Big Merino. I felt uncomfortable standing at its rear end for too long.. the biggest ass I’ve ever seen. Onwards to Canberra. It’s interesting how the landscape changes from rural sheep grazing country to suddenly a big city. Canberra was …

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Day 76 – Blue Mountains

blue mountains

I continued on heading to the Blue Mountains. I didn’t see or achieve much on my first day as I was exhausted from the previous nights sleep. I camped at a free camp in a picnic area carpark next to a road in a forestry area. The site had been recently logged so the wind howled through the area, plus …

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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 71 – Glow Worm Tunnel Wollemi NP

glow worm tunnel

Arriving in Lithgow with bad weather looming I took the opportunity to head out to Wollemi National Park to the glow worm tunnel. This is about a 1 ½ hour drive along a rough gravel track really only suitable for 4wd or high clearance vehicles. The track had thousands of rain filled potholes.. it felt like I was on a …

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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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