Benarkin

First Settlers Park Rest Area is a great area just off the D'Aguilar Hwy at Benarkin, not far from Blackbutt in Qld. 48hrs stay, open grassy area with plenty of flat spots. Toilets, showers, bins, dogs allowed, mobile reception, suitable for all types of RV’s and tents. There is also a small playground which our … Continue reading Benarkin

Toogoolawah

From Bonshaw we went via Texas which was indeed packed with campers, probably hunkering down while the school holidays were on. Plenty of space though. From there it was the back way up to Toowoomba. It is now a very busy place and so green compared to where we have been. Out to Hampton and down … Continue reading Toogoolawah

Bonshaw Weir

We were sad to leave the great camping spot we had here at Bingara but with only a few days left this trip we had to move on. We were going to stop at Severn River, at the time the grass was long but it was being mowed, there was very little water in the … Continue reading Bonshaw Weir

Bingara

Now we are talking 🙂 but more on that later. As you come into town there are some lovely painted silos. We love it when town’s do this sort of thing. The people who paint these are very talented and it's amazing how they can paint such detail, be able to paint so close up … Continue reading Bingara

Tamworth to Manilla

We headed to the Info and Golden Guitar Centre, there were several vans parked there but they do not have destination RV parking which we thought was pretty poor. Tamworth does not seem to be RV friendly. There are a lot more shops and businesses in this area than when we use to live here. … Continue reading Tamworth to Manilla

Sheba Dams Nundle

From Bendemeer we called in at the Moonbi lookout, you can also camp here. From there we drove past our old house at Kootingal then on towards Nundle. Over the Easter Saturday and Sunday, the Nundle Go For Gold Festival was on, we had avoided coming here until today because we figured it would be … Continue reading Sheba Dams Nundle

Bendemeer Camping

After we left Yarrowyck we went into Uralla and had morning tea at a park. Then stopped at the old cemetery which is supposed to be the resting place of Thunderbolt. There were many other old graves dating back into the 1800’s. At the entrance there is a plaque listing all the graves who is … Continue reading Bendemeer Camping

Mother of Ducks Lagoon

We were on the road before 8am as we had a decent drive today and wanted to get to Guyra by lunch time so we could have time to explore the area. We have stopped for the night at Mother of Ducks Lagoon, which is right next to the golf course. This was once a … Continue reading Mother of Ducks Lagoon

Let’s Shake it Down

This is our first real trip in the new van so will be a good shake down trip. We are heading south to the New England area. The route we are taking just happens to follow most of The Fossickers Way. We had the van hooked up and ready to go as soon as Chris … Continue reading Let’s Shake it Down

Jennings Rest Area

We left Glenn Innes early arvo heading towards home looking for a place to spend our last night. We called into Tenterfield at our favourite park there, it's always filled with lovely autumn colours that we don't see at home. Jess enjoyed playing in the fallen leaves. We stopped for the night at Jennings Rest … Continue reading Jennings Rest Area