Thursday, 8 January 2015

Bendigo - Mt Tamborine - Canberra - Bendigo Christmas 2014

Travelling to Queensland this year we took the road less travelled by taking secondary roads West and East of the usual central west route of the Newell highway. 

Going North Bendigo - Echuca - Deniliquin - Canargo - Carrathool (between Hay and Narrandera on the Murrumbidgee River) - Hilton - Condobolin - Coonamble - Walgett - Lightning Ridge - Dirranbandi - St George - Toowoomba - Mt Tamborine (Gold Coast QLD)

Returning via a route East of the Newell highway going South but West of the alternative New England Highway up on the Great Dividing Range.

Mt Tamborine - Warwick - Texas - Ashford - Delungra - Bingara - Manila - Gennedah - Coolah - Wellington - Cowra - Canberra - Cooma - Jindabyne - Mt Kosciusko - Alpine Way to Corryong - Albury - Bendigo.

A typical secondary road in NSW. 100 Kmh speed limit and basically the same distance but you get to see some of the beaten track locations.
Murrumbidgee irrigation
 The Bridge over the Murrumbidgee near Carathool
 First night camp by the Murrumbidgee
Plains country sunset NSW
 Even the dirt roads were in good nick. This would be a different proposition in the wet.
 Murrumbidgee sunrise
Coonamble Caravan Park
Deep Sea fishing is the first Qld chore. Here my Nephew with a Spanish Mackerel
Marlin caught
After fishing meeting
The house on the mountain

 Coolah Caravan Park

Grandson Eladio visiting his dad in Canberra

Mt Kosciusko


Towing on the Murray River
Eladios view