Warners Bay to Speers Point Foreshore Walk

You will find Warners Bay Foreshore Walk along The Esplanade in Warners Bay, around 20 minutes from Newcastle's CBD. The Foreshore Walk is an 8.9km walking track from Eleebana to Booragul. With a few hours to spare in Warners Bay while our car was having the windows tinted, we decided to scooter our way along some of this track.  We started at Warners Bay and finished at Speers Point Park, a total of 8.2km return. A shared concrete pathway follows the lake foreshore [Read more...]

CAVES BEACH – Sea Caves & Rock Pools

CAVES BEACH is a small coastal town just 30kms south of Newcastle in New South Wales.  Caves Beach is a stunning stretch of coastline and a very popular spot to explore sea caves. Access to the sea caves is at the southern end of the beach and low tide is the best time to visit.  We parked in the car park just off Caves Beach Road, to the south of the Surf Club.  The lookout at the car park provides beautiful views of the caves and coastline. There is a path from the [Read more...]

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 [Read more...]