As this is meant to be a relaxed getaway with no real plan, we decide to pack up slowly on Saturday and get away on Sunday morning. So, Sunday we’re up at 7 and we hit the road south by about 9am. The traffic is light and we make pretty good time. A quick stop at the Yass service centre for fuel and we arrive in Tumut around 2.
We duck into the Tourist information centre. They don’t have loads of info, but to confirm a visit to the Yarrangobilly Caves would be in order. They also advise that one of the roads in the national park will be closed till the weekend. I had thought about taking it next week, but they suggested taking a van over it might not be a good idea. There are a few roads down here that seem to be limited like that.
Continue reading “Day 1 – Home to Tumut”
We wake up to a still morning. It’s a bit chilly in the van, but it really nice out in the sun. As we breakfast, we can see at least two other groups are packing up. It’s such a nice spot we decide to stay for another night. After all we trying to slow down the pace a bit on this trip. I suggest we leave the van, and drive up to the dam wall. The wall is about 15-20km back towards Tumut.
Continue reading “Day 2 – Blowering Dam Loop”
Another beautiful morning, fresh, but great in the sun. Yesterday, I booked into to a guided tour of the Yarrangobilly Caves for 1:30pm this afternoon. They are only about 50km from us, and the closest campground is only 30km south. So not much driving today.
Continue reading “Day 3 – Tumut to Yarrangobilly Village”
While the mornings have been fresh in the van, in bed under the covers has been toasty. Once the sun has been up for an hour or two it’s lovely in the sun. We think about staying another night, but there seems to be a nice campground 35km up the road called Three Mile Dam, near Mt Selwyn, so we decide to move on.
Continue reading “Day 4 – Yarrangobilly Village to Mt Selwyn”
We will certainly stay here another night, it’s great spot. But thought now goes to where to go after here? The plan was loosely to go from here to Cooma then on through Jindabyne and to one of the camp sites past Thredbo.
Continue reading “Day 5 – Cooma Loop”
but beautiful morning. We slowly pack
up and get ready to leave. It is a very
tight U-Turn to get out of the spot we’re in, and given the trouble some of the
guys had turning around a camper trailer, I’ve got visions of reversing the van
several 100 mts back down the road.
Continue reading “Day 6 – Mt Selwyn to Paddys River”
morning and under normal circumstance we would have stayed another night. It’s not really the place you can run a
gennie for hours, and quite frankly I’m not sure how long it would take to
charge everything backup. Nothing for
it, but to visit a Caravan park and recharge.
It’s about halfway through the trip so a load or two of washing needs to
be done anyway.
Continue reading “Day 7 – Paddys River to Walwa”
We get up with the view of moving on, as the morning progresses, I’m starting not to feel 100%. I had in the back of my mind to maybe stay another night anyway. The kids have fun when other kids are around. With a bit of a fever possibly coming on, all things are pointing to staying another night, so we book in. The kids are happy. It should be a relaxing day with nothing really planned.
Continue reading “Day 8 – Walwa Rest Day”
This morning is the
most active this van park must have been in ages, just about everyone is
packing up. As some of the vans and
tents on the riverside leave, we can finally have a good view of the river from
where the van is parked. Oh well, let’s
enjoy it while we packup.
Continue reading “Day 9 – Walwa to Nariel Creek”
The place is nice
enough and we’re in no rush to move on, so we decide to stay another night.
Continue reading “Day 10 – Nariel Creek”