EXPLORING HAT HEAD | MID NORTH COAST NSW

An extended weekend away had us back in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales. This time to explore the gorgeous coastal town of Hat Head. WHERE IS IT? This sleepy little town is just over three hours north of Newcastle and is a beautiful area to spend some time if you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the larger coastal towns. Click on map to open in Google Maps WHERE WE STAYED We booked into Hat Head Holiday Park and opted for a roomy unpowered site [Read more...]

Animals on Bikes | Tourist Trail NSW

The ANIMALS ON BIKES tourist trail is a 120km self drive that showcases some very creative sculptures in the paddocks along the way. Animals on Bikes has grown from 45 sculptures in 2009 to 111 on display now!! The sculptures have all been created by the locals that live in the area. There isn’t really space to stop roadside so it’s more of a drive by and see them, except for the towns where you can easily pull up. A fun drive and a nice diversion off the highway if you are travelling [Read more...]

ABERCROMBIE CAVES | Abercrombie River NSW

ABERCROMBIE CAVES is located within Abercrombie Karst Conservation Reserve and is an impressive limestone cave system. The entrance archway is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. In the 1850s the Archway became a meeting place for gold miners due to the shelter it provided. In the 1880s a dance floor (see picture below) was built and is still in its original condition and today used for musical services and church services! WHERE IS IT? Abercrombie Caves is 70kms south of Bathurst [Read more...]

Silo Art | Portland NSW

The Silos in Portland are officially named "The Foundations". Painted in 2018 by Artist, Guido Van Helten, the portraits are of men and woman that worked at the old cement works and are still living in Portland today. WHERE IS IT? The small township of Portland is located 25 minutes north west of Lithgow in NSW. Click here to open map in Google Maps SILO ART

The Old Glen Davis Shale Oil Works | GLEN DAVIS NSW

Just near Coorongooba Campground is the old Glen Davis Shale Oil Works that was in operation from 1940-1952. Guided tours are available on Saturday afternoons. If like us you are there outside of that time you can wander and look from afar... there are a few ruins including the bath house that you can get a closer look at! WHERE IS IT? Click here to open map in Google Maps THE RUINS