HILL END Road Trip

The October Long Weekend had us on a road trip to the old gold mining town of Hill End in the Bathurst Region of New South Wales.  A couple of years ago we had attempted a trip to Hill End but due to our daughter getting terribly car sick we didn't quite make it and ended up at Turon Gates instead.  So this time we were determined to get there via a different route! WHERE DID WE GO? ➡ CLICK ON THE MAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS ⬅ DAY 1 Our first stop on the trip was a [Read more...]

MILPARINKA – OUTBACK NSW

Milparinka is around 250km north of Broken Hill and 40kms south of Tibooburra on the Silver City Highway. Although the gold mining days are well in the past the town's small community has restored some of the old buildings to preserve the town's history. The Milparinka Hotel still operates and you can stop in for a meal, a chat and a beer or two! Camping is available at the Pub for a small donation or you can camp further down on Evelyn Creek - check out WikiCamps for more [Read more...]

WHITE CLIFFS – OUTBACK NSW

WHITE CLIFFS… an intriguing little outback town! You will find White Cliffs around 70km north of Wilcannia and 270km northeast of Broken Hill in Outback NSW. White Cliffs is renowned for its opal mining and fascinating underground houses.  The houses are a sight to see, well you don’t actually see much and I guess that is the amazing part… Most you only see a front door in the side of a hill or air vents popping out of the ground and that's pretty much it!!   With temperatures [Read more...]

Mount Yacaaba Walking Track

YACAABA WALKING TRACK Location: Hawks Nest, NSW (Myall Lakes National Park) Distance: 6.3km return to the Beach Road Car Park Time frame: 2.5 hours... this was with a nice rest at the top and some geocaching too! Grade: 4 Elevation: 185m above sea level GETTING TO THE START OF THE TRACK The walking track starts at the southern end of Bennetts Beach. We parked at the end of Beach Road and it is around a 1.5km walk along the beach to the start of the track. [Read more...]

Sturt’s Boat Replica – TIBOOBURRA, NSW

STURT'S BOAT REPLICA Sturt’s Boat Replica is located at Pioneer Park in Tibooburra, in Outback NSW.   It is a replica of the 27 ft long whaleboat that Sturt’s party carried with them by wagon on their expedition in 1844-1845. They were in search of "the inland sea".   Sturt also took with him a party of 15 men, 11 horses, 30 bullocks, 4 drays, 200 sheep and 6 dogs.  They travelled along the Murray and Darling Rivers towards the now Broken [Read more...]

Cameron Corner

CAMERON CORNER - where three states meet! Cameron Corner is the name given to the location where the New South Wales, Queensland and South Australian borders meet.  We made the trip to Cameron Corner across the 140km dirt road from Tibooburra and at the time of our travel the road was in quite good condition!! We attempted to get to Cameron Corner back in 2010 but due to heavy rain the roads were closed and we were forced to re-route our trip.  Fast forward to 2016 and [Read more...]

VIVID SYDNEY 2017

VIVID Sydney is definitely something to put on your bucket list!  This was our first time to see this huge outdoor light event and we were very impressed!!  We will be back to explore more of the amazing displays another year. The light displays are in various locations around the city and easily accessible.  I do suggest you have a plan before heading out and downloading the Vivid App will assist you with organising your visit.  You could easily spend a week in Sydney and [Read more...]