Back Beach, Broom Head

Roads, rivers, rainforest and beaches – Join us on our NSW roadtrip

Country road in Bellingen
One of the country roads in Bellingen

Three weeks. More than 17 locations. More than 1500km of driving. Two major rivers, dozens of beaches and even more coffee shops.

From the sun scorched grazing land of Glen Innes to the rainforests of the Dorrigo Plateau, the deep green hills of the Bellingen Valley and beyond to secluded seaside coves and vast, empty beaches.

Buckle up and join us on our latest roadtrip adventure in the New South Wales mid-north coast and northern rivers region.

Warwick town hallFirst Stop – Warwick

This is our starting point before we cross the border bound for the Mann River Nature Reserve not far from Glen Innes.

Chilling out by the campfire at Mann River Nature ReserveSecond Stop – Mann River Nature Reserve

A roaring campfire,  green grass, shady trees and our own  swim spot. We find one of the best free campsites in NSW.

Looking over the Australian Standing StonesThird Stop – Glen Innes

We reconnect with our Celtic roots at the Australian Standing Stones in Glen Innes and put Crofters Cottage to the test.

Aurelia in the Mann River at JackadgeryFourth Stop – Jackadgery

We cool off from the summer humidity in the Mann River at Jackadgery.





Aurelia gives the tick of approval to our River Cabin near BellngenFifth Stop – Bellingen

We swap the tent for a luxury river cabin in the area that was the setting for the ultimate escapism movie Danny Deckchair.

Dorrigo SkywalkSixth Stop – Dorrigo

Leaving the heat behind, the cool mountain air of the Dorrigo Plateau beckons.

Resting at ThoraSeventh Stop – Thora 

We take time to rest up at a free roadside campground at Thora.





UrungaEighth Stop – Urunga

We make a brief stop at Urunga, but find it too hot to set foot on the beach.


Trial Bay GaolNinth Stop – South West Rocks

There is much to love about the South West Rocks area, prison ruins and all.

Muttonbird Island Nature ReserveTenth Stop – Coffs Harbour

It must surely be impossible to tire of the beautiful Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve walk. That’s our verdict.

Pelicans at Yamba boat rampEleventh Stop – Yamba

Our controversial review of our stay at Yamba is sure to provoke those who call the spot their home away from home.

Aurelia ready for the roadtripThe Road Home

All the highlights of our trip back to Queensland.






Bonus posts:

Coffee Not by Clowns at Glen InnesCoffee wars at Glen Innes

You have to love this cheeky shot at Maccas.

Paint thick precision reverse parking near the Bruce HighwayPaint thick precision parking

You are not going to believe how close this motorhome parked to the car in the bay beside him in the Glass House Mountains.





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