WOW! What a trip. While we were optimistic we would take the long 9 day trip, I think deep down we both thought we will barely survive the 5 day adventure. It turns out we did neither.
As we travelled we made minor alterations to our 9 day trip plans but followed through with most. We cut our trip short by two days in favour of enjoying a less packed camping experience at South West Rocks in two week’s time.
What we saw on our road trip
Road and sky as far as the eye could see. It was perfect!
We stopped to enjoy smaller attractions like the Black Stump in Coolah, NSW and embraced the big ones like the Warrumbungles. This mountain range was incredible to drive through, you really feel like you are somewhere else.
This is where we set up camp for our first night at the National Parks campsite Camp Blackman. It was beautiful with gorgeous views and plenty of wildlife.
Lightning Ridge offered heaps for tourists including car door tours to get the most out of your time there, Opal mine tours, Artesian bore baths (hot springs), Art Galleries, Amigo’s Castle and a lot of quirky places to see. It really is a little bit different there.
We camped at Goat Rock, Stanthorpe and took in the beauty at Girraween National Park along the way to Wollomombi Falls where we stayed the night. The Wollomombi Falls camping area was the perfect place to spend our last night. It was quiet (with only 10 campsites), wildlife and was the ideal location to sit and listen to the crackling of our campfire.
We headed in the direction of home via Tamworth so we could show the kids the Golden Guitar and finished the last three hours’ drive before we arrived home. Hello shower! Hello bed! Oh how we have missed you.
Make sure you come back because we will be sharing detailed thoughts, experiences and tips on each place we visited on the blog.