My Outback Blog

Roaming the Outback

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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Clarence Way to Washpool National Park

Leaving Richmond Range NP I took the Bruxner Highway passing through Tabulam and over the historic wooden bridge. Turning South onto Plains Station road led me through a few small towns and onto Clarence Way where again I found a couple turnoffs were non-existent despite my GPS and maps saying otherwise. Some later research on google maps shows the turnoffs …

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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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Nimbin

nimbin stars

Nimbin is known as the Cannabis capital of Australia. It’s had a bad rap over the years by the media so I wanted to go see what it’s all about. Overall I found the town to be a lot smaller than I thought. Just the main street with some tourist shops, organic food co-ops and of course the Hemp Embassy …

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Nightcap National Park

Nightcap National Park

After my night in Byron Bay I headed in to Nightcap National Park. Nightcap is also made up of the Whian Whian state conservation area and is where the Rummery Park campgrounds are located. From Byron the roads to Nightcap are quite windy passing through lush rainforests and cattle properties. Signage to the park is very poor. Look for signs …

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The Journey Begins – Byron Bay

Byron Bay easternmost point

Day 1 of my 12 month trip. I set off early from Brisbane heading South on the Pacific to Byron Bay, home of the Easternmost point of mainland Australia. I head straight to Cape Byron to stand at the Easternmost point. That’s 2 of the 4 I’ve completed.. Cape York for North and now Byron for East. The Cape Byron …

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Sundown National Park

Sundown national park

I set off to explore Sundown National Park for a weekend trip in August of 2014. It was a chance to do a shake down trip of my newly kitted out vehicle to see what worked and what needed to be revised. Sundown is quite a rough somewhat remote place to visit. The tracks are corrugated and rocky and are …

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My Outback Blog

Roaming the Outback

G’day everyone! This blog will document my travels once I set off on the greatest adventure of my lifetime… 12 months travelling around Australia in my Defender! 🙂  At least that’s my plan. Who knows where I’ll end up or how far I’ll get, but I’ll give it a shot and try to enjoy the journey where ever I am …

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Girraween National Park

girraween national park

Girraween National Park is one of my favourite locations to visit. It is located 260 km south-west of Brisbane in Queensland Australia on the border with NSW. Wondrous granite outcrops and mountains, crystal clear waters and beautiful displays of wildflowers beginning near winters end are some of the attractions to see. I think the best time to go is in …

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Bunya Mountains National Park

bunya mountains national park

Bunya Mountains National Park is home to the worlds largest stand of Bunya Pine rainforest. Located approximately 200km NW of Brisbane Queensland, or a 3-4 hour drive, it offers a variety of beautiful bush walks and the chance to see some stunning wildlife. I would recommend spending at least 3-4 days at the Bunya Mountains to properly enjoy the experience.

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