Bye bye Queensland... we've had a great time
16.02.2008 - 19.02.2008 21 °C
Happy Birthday Denise!
We haven’t quite escaped the rain yet, but it’s been mostly clear on our journey here from Brisbane. For the first time on this trip we encountered some really serious hills to pull the van up! This was along the Cunningham Hwy which runs from Ipswich in QLD and joins up with the New England Hwy just before the NSW border near the town of Warwick. Before long we were at the border and after 13 weeks (3 months), we finally left Queensland.
We stopped in the lovely town of Teneterfield and for those of you with an eye for trivia, this is the birthplace of Peter Allen. It had a pleasant feel to it and if we weren’t travelling, would have liked to have spent a few days here exploring the countryside.
Danii managed to get herself stranded in Tweed Heads on the QLD border, so we drove there to pick her up. We travelled over the Great Dividing Range through the towns of Casino and Lismore en route. This is the area of NSW which had been in flood from the recent storms over the New Year period, and the damage in some places was amazing. In some places, the road had only been re-opened in the previous day, so it shows how easily you can become stranded when weather like this hits.
The next stop was meant to be Tamworth, but unfortunately this is the time of the year when the country music festival is on, and all accommodation is booked out. We stopped at the town of Uralla which is just over 200 kilometres south of Tenterfield for the night and it turned out to be another lovely country town. We finally had a stop where there was no rain to be seen and gave us a chance to get some of our stuff dried out.