Bellingen Shire – from waterfalls to the sea

The Bellingen Shire includes three main towns, the small friendly township of Dorrigo in the highlands (762 m above sea level), the main town Bellingen at the bottom of the mountains, and Urunga on the coast. The area includes both farmland and national parks. We arrived from the west and used a Dorrigo campground asContinue reading “Bellingen Shire – from waterfalls to the sea”

Waterfall Way: walks and lyrebirds

We travel the Waterfall Way from Armidale to Bellingen with overnight stays in National Parks at Dangars Gorge, Wollomombi, and then a campground at Dorrigo. The Waterfall Way runs between Armidale in the west through to the Pacific Highway in the east. As the name suggests, there are several waterfalls along (or not far offContinue reading “Waterfall Way: walks and lyrebirds”

The Pilliga: scrub, sculptures and sandstone caves

We travel north-west from Coonabarrabran to explore the expansive Pilliga Forest. We read about the Pilliga while charging our car at the fast charger in Coonabarrabran (during our stay in the Warrumbungles) and were attracted to visit there. The Pilliga Forest includes over 5,000 km2 of semi-arid woodland. The native cypress pine (Callitris) growing there hasContinue reading “The Pilliga: scrub, sculptures and sandstone caves”

Wonderful Warrumbungles

Challenging hikes, plants and bird watching in the heritage listed Warrumbungle National Park. Unusually for national park camping, Warrumbungle NP provides some powered campsites, as well as hot showers. For our EV travels, having a powered site meant we could arrive from Dubbo with a low battery charge, and charge overnight to be able toContinue reading “Wonderful Warrumbungles”