We headed south with Simon making several detours to throw us of the scent and to keep everybody on their toes. After about 40,000 detours we ended up at the Moggill Ferry, where we all crossed in the one go. Once off the ferry we stopped at Beaudesert for change for Lions road and the national park. We made our way down to Lions Road, which is the road that was built by the Lions community on the border between NSW and Qld, which was no man’s territory. The road was built and constructed by the Lions volunteers in 1971. We stopped for lunch in NSW (Gods country) boarder loop lookout, which overlooked the mountain range of where the trains use to run around a mountain to reduce the incline and gain speed to get over the ranges. Simon gathered us around for a debrief and had us guessing our destination again saying the map that was in the park had our destination on it.
After lunch, we moved through the Warrazambil Wilderness to have a look at Mt Warning and the Pinnacle lookout and come back down the other side to set up camp for the night. We drove through some very pretty country to the entrance of the national park where we had to pay money to enter the park. When we arrived, there were signs saying that part of the road was closed which meant that we wouldn’t be able to complete our original plan. Due to the time, we decided that we wouldn’t be able to drive up and back and make our campsite before dark, so the decision was made to drive to the campsite a different way and set up camp for the night. No one had picked the camp spot at this stage, but as we made our way to our destination Anna had one last attempt and come up with the correct location. We made our way to Tyalgum, which was a sleepy nice little town which was our camp site for the night. We camped in the towns showground which had brand new toilets and shower facility’s, a camp kitchen and eatery area with bench seats and tables which came in handy as the rain came in that night. After setting up some people cooked at the camp site and some headed down to the local pub for a meal which had great meals at reasonable prices. After dinner, we headed back to the camp, for a few drinks, cards and a chat.
Unfortunately, Simon got called into work on the Sunday so we decided to have a chill out morning and to allow the camp gear to dry after a night of rain. Since the trip was officially over we decided to go to Nimbin for a look and to broaden our horizons, as we were so close. Driving through the area which was so pretty, some of the best country side I have driven in. We found Nimbin and pulled up and walked down the main street, looking at all the shops and the diversity of the people living there, certainly an experience. We left Nimbin and made our way home stopping for lunch at a service centre. This trip showed some beautiful country side that we have in Australia and was well worth the trip. This is something that I would like to explore more down the track. Thanks Simon and Emily.