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”

Walks near (freezing) Canberra

Lovely short walks in Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Molonglo Gorge near Canberra With some relatives living in Canberra we visited the sanctuary area at the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve about 50 km SW of Canberra. In the late afternoon on a chilly day we wandered around the Tidbinbilla Sanctuary. The following morning we woke to severeContinue reading “Walks near (freezing) Canberra”

Budj Bim: more volcanic landscape

Camping and walking in Budj Bim National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We calculated that with careful driving, we ought to be able to include a 55 km detour from Port Fairy to Budj Bim on our way to Nelson, without charging. To spend a couple of nights bush camping we also needed toContinue reading “Budj Bim: more volcanic landscape”