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...]

YAMBA – Picture Perfect!

We recently had our first visit to Yamba, a gorgeous coastal community in northern New South Wales. Yamba is situated around 1 hour north of Grafton and a short 15 minutes off the Pacific Highway.  Yamba has many beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline to explore - it certainly didn't disappoint! Here is a snapshot of the beauty... We really enjoyed our time in Yamba and it is definitely somewhere [Read more...]

MACLEAN… the Scottish town in NSW

MACLEAN is a small town on the banks of the Clarence River around 50kms north of Grafton and a short 3 minute drive off the Pacific Highway. On a recent holiday to Yamba we ventured to Maclean for a wee look around.  TARTAN POWER POLES Shortly after leaving the Highway you are greeted with tartan poles and they line the side of the road right into the township.  Leading up to the year 2000 a local artist painted The Tartan Power Poles to coincide with the arrival of [Read more...]

ANGOURIE, New South Wales

ANGOURIE is a small coastal village just 6kms to the east of Yamba in New South Wales. Famous for its surf beaches and fresh water pools, it makes a popular spot for swimming and has a stunning coastline to explore. Prior to our trip, a number of people had told us to visit Angourie Pools, so that was first on our list. BLUE AND GREEN POOLS There are two fresh water pools in the area.  Angourie Blue Pool is accessible from the car park at the end of The Crescent.  A short walk [Read more...]

Newcastle Memorial Walk

Newcastle Memorial Walk is located on Strzelecki Headland and spans 450 metres along the cliff top towards Bar Beach. The structure cost $4.5 million to build and over 64 tonnes of steel was used in its construction. The Memorial Walk was built to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC and the commencement of BHP’s steel making in Newcastle. The walk features steel silhouettes of soldiers inscribed with thousands of family names of Hunter men and women who served in World War [Read more...]