2018 Southern Eastern Australia Crawl travel blog

Hunter valley vineyards

Vineyard

Anne with the founder of the Hunter Valley Gardens Bill Roche

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Gardens

Monument to migrants in main street Greta

Barraba

Caravan park outback toilet

Cut in door

Town Hall Glen Innes

Poplars in autumn

Sunset


Hi All,

Departing Sydney we headed for a famous wine growing region of N.S.W. called the Hunter valley, named after the river that flows through the area. Lots and lots of wineries charging exorbitant prices for wines you can buy locally for half the price but they and the vineyards make the environment look really great. The area also features the Hunter Valley Gardens, a garden started in 1999 and is on over 50 acres, they were beautiful to say the least, the photos tell their own story but the garden is made up of several themed gardens all meticulously maintained.

Whist there we visited a small town called Greta where for 4 weeks in 1951 Marco resided in a migrant camp prior to his family taking up private accommodation.

Moving north we stopped at a small town called Barraba where our travelling companion was born and lived for his primary school days, a cute town as many are, where the caravan park owner found an amazing way of getting an outback toilet door to go past the toilet, he cut a profile out of the door, bingo door opens and closes with built in air conditioning.

From there 2 short stops and we were home one at Glen Innes and the other Warwick.

Both towns have some lovely old buildings and churches.

So another trip completed, not quite what we had planned but no matter that plan now becomes maybe next years plan but we have another plan to fit in 1st but well that's the next plan.

Until we travel yet again.

Love

Mum and Dad

UM and AA

GM and GD

Anne and Marco

AnM



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