Road Trip Part 21 – Surfer’s Paradise *

With it’s name, the glamour of Surfer’s Paradise won’t be lost on you. A beach haven is exactly what it is. Things fell into place very easily on my road trip from Tasmania to Brisbane, and as a result I got to stop off and savour all the places I had wanted to and still Read more about Road Trip Part 21 – Surfer’s Paradise *[…]

Road Trip Part 20 – Sunrise at Point Danger and the NSW/QLD Border

Mostly photos here, time is running a wee bit short these days, as I’m planning ahead again and heading off on my travels to check out some new places. This was a joyous part of the road trip though – sunrise at Point Danger. Point Danger Radio Station. Point Danger, Coolangatta. Sunrise at Point Danger. Read more about Road Trip Part 20 – Sunrise at Point Danger and the NSW/QLD Border[…]

Road Trip Part 18: Sunrise at Byron Bay and Best Break Burgers at Coolie

  After a night of madness and the progression of England into the World Cup Second Round at the expense of Slovenia, I enjoyed a nice sleep in a car park in the hippy magic of Byron Bay. You can read further about my night at Cheeky Monkeys bar in Byron Bay, here: Cheeky Monkeys   Read more about Road Trip Part 18: Sunrise at Byron Bay and Best Break Burgers at Coolie[…]

Road Trip Part 17 – Coffs Harbour, Paddy’s Rest and the Nightmare Drive To Byron Bay

Leaving behind Port Macquarie around 3 pm meant it should have still been possible to see Coff Harbour in daylight. I hadn’t eaten since Newcastle so settled for a quick and easy drive through McDonalds, which sat nicely in the passenger seat and was muched at various slow traffic points on the route up to Read more about Road Trip Part 17 – Coffs Harbour, Paddy’s Rest and the Nightmare Drive To Byron Bay[…]

Road Trip Part 16 – Port MacQuarie

After visiting Newcastle, next up came Port Macquarie, a relatively big harbour town also on the route up to Brisbane. The road up to Port Macquarie was excellent – very wide, smooth and not many other cars. I’d say it took me a maximum of 2 hours to get there. I parked in the main Read more about Road Trip Part 16 – Port MacQuarie[…]

Road Trip Part 15 – Newcastle

When I look back on Newcastle, my main memory will be the transition from trousers to shorts. Having lived in Tasmania the previous few months, and then drove up via Melbourne and Wollongong, it was the heat of Newcastle that got me that day. I left off my last part of the road trip after Read more about Road Trip Part 15 – Newcastle[…]

Road Trip Part 14 – Rush Hour in Sydney, Torrential Rain and A Sleep at Ourimbah

From the “Chinese” experience of Wollongong I drove up hills and through pretty mountainous areas on route to Sydney, which I intended to by-pass and get through quickly without stopping. But I ended up bang in the middle of Sydney bang in the middle of rush hour and it was total mayhem. It took me Read more about Road Trip Part 14 – Rush Hour in Sydney, Torrential Rain and A Sleep at Ourimbah[…]

Road Trip Part 13 – Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong

I’d heard of Wollongong and I often confused it with an old tennis player – Yvonne Goologong, also Australian but with no link.  Wollongong is a city south of Sydney on the coast of New South Wales.  While staying in the Chilli Blue hostel in Sydney’s King’s Cross I always noticed prominent road signs for Read more about Road Trip Part 13 – Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong[…]

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