The trip (in progress)
Our trip through NSW started in Brisbane Qld. We sort of planned where we wanted to go but with us, you never know. With the help of GEOWIKI, stopover places where picked and our first stop would be Tully Memorial Park just South of Brisbane. As is a standard feature on our trips, we forgot something. Normally that wouldn’t have been a big problem but this time it was the milk container of our Nespresso machine. If you’re not a coffee drinker you would shrug your shoulders and continue. For the coffee lover however this can turn out to be a disaster especially if you, like us plan to go for a trip that could last a couple of months. So, after arriving and installing ourselves at Tully Memorial park, I had to go back to Brisbane and get the missing part.
Tully Memorial park is a free overnight camping area for self contained vehicles. We found a nice spot, not too far from a toilet block. There were some other campers and later on in the afternoon and evening some more arrived. Having a look around the next morning there were about 8 vehicles that stayed overnight and I think we were the only one that was self contained. No ranger had patrolled the area.
Before we left we had installed a satellite dish to have a good reception for TV. It worked beautifully so we could follow Neighbours :-).
The next section
On the way from T.M.P. we stopped in Rathdowney to pay the info a visit. At the info a nice lady told us that there was also a museum which was, lucky for us, inside the same building. The museum was not overly interesting and shortly after we left, we pulled into a parking lot to have lunch.
Still following Mt Lindesay Hwy, I stopped at a small church (Saint James) to make a picture of Mt Barney which was beautifully featuring in the background. Not much furtherup the road got smaller and smaller which some parts where we couldn’t drive faster than 40km/h. In Woodenbong we turned left into Macpherson St towards Tooloom Falls. The last two km are dirt road but reasonable to drive on.
Tooloom Falls campground is a big area next to the Tooloom Creek there are toilets too. It’s a free camping area. There were a few campers when we arrived. We stayed for two nights at this wonderful spot. In summer it would be a great place for swimming. Despite the beautiful weather we’re experiencing, the temperature stayed a but low and we left our swimmers in the motorhome.
It’s a great site to take some nice pictures. I came across an older couple that had camped there already a couple of days. They told me that there was a platypus down from the waterfall. I went down there but could not find the beast.
The next morning, we followed a path downsteam where a beautiful colored Kingfisher entertained us with his acrobatic moves catching little fish. During the day there were some visitors with a guided tour but in all, it’s a very quiet spot during the time we were there.