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Barrington Tops to Blue Mountains

More thing coming off the bucket list.....

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We travelled south from Gloucester to Singleton and then through the Yang National Park to Richmond; our base for exploring the Blue Mountains. At Richmond we stayed in a lovely free camp where we enjoyed lovely meals at the local Veterans club. We spent a day up in the Blue Mountains in Leura and Katoomba. Below are some of the photos. The scenery is truely spectacular - the famous Three Sisters, Cable car rides and the beautiful mountain scenery draws bus loads of tourists making it difficult to see some of the attractions. We bought lovely fresh raisin bread in Leura at the markets.

From there we moved onto the coast south of Sydney, via Wollongong with spectacular views out to sea. However the crowds of holiday makers forced us back up the mountains to Jamberoo for the night. A lovely free camp with free swimming pool and lots of backpackers.

The next morning we scrambled up the Macquarie Pass with a few very steep climbs and hairpin corners making it quite a challenging trip to get to Moss Vale where we stayed for two nights to re-charge and relax. (Catching up with all the laundry.) Noelene browsed through the Bradman Cricket Museum and we enjoyed a coffee at the museum.

Today we travelled through Goulburn, the first inland city in Australia, along the Federal Highway past Canberra down to Cooma, the capital of the Snowy Mountains. We are staying in a lovely caravan park for the next four nights from where we will explore the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko NP.

Enjoy the photos!

The largest Sun Dial in Australia.

A mural in Leura.

The blue haze caused by the Eucalypt trees giving the mountains their name.

The Three Sisters.

Beautiful scenery down the valleys.

Have a Happy New Year!!!

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The first week.

From Brisbane to Barrington Tops NP.

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We travelled via Casino, Whiporie, Kungulla up to the picturesque Nana Glen (close to Coffs Harbour). Nana Glen is an Equestrian Centre where we stayed two nights having a very restful time. We explored the beaches around Coffs Harbour from there, before moving to Coffs Harbour Holiday Park to have the Jurgens serviced. Wednesday we moved on to a town called Wingham where we slept in their free camp next to the Manning River. This little town really welcomes campers and Ron came around promoting his town and telling everyone of all the wonderful things to see in the area and handing out tourist brochures. We really enjoyed staying there.

After visiting the second tallest falls in Australia - Ellenborough Falls falling 200 meters straight down, we moved onto Gloucester and the Barrington Tops National Park. We enjoyed a fabulous two days doing 4x4 driving on some bush tracks and then drove up to the Copeland Tops reserve, then continued on to the Barrington Tops reserve hoping to see the fabulous view from the Devils Hole lookout which was shrouded in cloud. Tomorrow we leave for Singleton and Katoomba west of Sydney.

Whiporie free camp. Noelene enjoying the ponies and goats.

Nana Glen Sunset.

Lovely road through bush country near the Falls.

A short walk in the bush in Gondwanan Antarctic Beachwood Forest.

Devils Hole Lookout - not much to see!

Have a great Christmas everyone - see you on the other side!

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Before the start...

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Just a photo of the van the day before we start our 18 week long round trip to Tasmania!



Jurgens Travado TR2505 and the Tug.

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