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Oct 22, 2013 - The 39 steps

A slightly cooler day today, still hot enough to dry the washing in an hour though. Drove to the lookout and looked out. Tamworth reminds us of somewhere, elements of lots of country towns I suspect. We found Smokey Dawson and his wife Dot remembered on a nice plaque overlooking Tamworth. Their ashes are scattered around the plaque (none obvious though). I remember him as a kid and his horse that could do things like count to 10 by clomping a hoof on the ground, damned if I can remember the name of his horse. Trigger was Roy Rogers horse....

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Oct 21, 2013 - Tamworth...

So here we are, camped by a Billabong under the shade of a Kurrajong tree and strewth its hot! The van A/C has packed it in, filled the van with a “fog” last night and now only blows hot air. The Navman has also thrown in the towel at Dunedoo and its very strange having to navigate using map, compass and dead reckoning.... The skills one has forgotten how to use... Don't be fooled by the straight line between Canberra and Tamworth we travelled via Binalong, Cowra, Molong (home of the famous "La Mer" Chinese Restaurant) Wellington, Dunedoo...

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Oct 20, 2013 - Days 12 -14 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Staying in Grafton for 2 nights was beautiful, a 5 star caravan park, one of the very few 5 star parks in Australia making you think you were staying in someone’s back yard, the Jacarandas in full bloom and a town with some beaut old buildings made us some happy campers. After 2 nights there the last couple of our Wollongong friends left and we headed for Armidale. On arrival the weather let go and it poured down rain making a questionable park even worse and any thoughts of 3 nights went out the window. Our main purpose of stopping...

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Back of Bourke

Feb 11, 2013 - All packed up ... and everywhere to go ... !

Well, we seem to be all packed up with a couple of kilos to spare (not me, the luggage.) The only hurdle left to overcome? Get some sleep tonight. Apparently, we are on the same flight as Jake & Janelle Mackintosh (Sandra's second cousins.) I have no idea what Jake wants to do in Thailand. lol. Next entry should be made some time latter on in the week, if we can get WiFi. GPR$ costs way too much. And I will start to add some photos (if I can work out this new fandangle SMART PHONE.)

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THAILAND 2013

Dec 6, 2012 - The Storm

Continuing south from Wallangarra, down the New England, through the small rural town of Tenterfield which has claims to many famous residents including the great Australian bush poet A.B.”Banjo” Paterson; and Peter Allen entertainer and songwriter whose works included the 1972 song Tenterfield Saddler, written about his Grandfather George Woolnough. Glen Innes has many beautifully restored historic buildings which for me really stand out against the relative newness of Bribie island where I have been resident for the past seven years. Into...

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Motorhome Adventures

Sep 23, 2012 - Byron Bay to Tamworth

A bit of a wet pack up yesterday morning but thankfully good weather was on its way. Leaving Byron Bay we made some phone calls ahead to book into Scotts Head and or the surrounding coastal area - but unfortunately the dog friendly caravan parks in that area dont allow dogs during school holidays! So after a quick chat we decided instead of following the coast home we would head inland......next thing you know it we were on our way to the country music capital - Tamworth. Leaving Ballina we unexpectantly came across The Big Prawn! We...

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Jul 8, 2012 - Tamworth

Tamworth - I could live here! The house prices were such that we could sell up in Mackay, buy a house in Tamworth, go on 3 world trips and still have money left over. That aside, the town is well set out, beautiful wide streets with every shop imaginable and easy to find your way around. I would love to have stayed longer.

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Jul 29, 2011 - NSW

Informed by Mr.Harrison that the road from Warwick down the big hill to Brisbane is partly closed after the floods. So I have modified my route and am heading to Tamworth and then up through Armidale and so on. The roads here are absolute rubbish, all day long being thrown around in the truck, so I recommend to anyone who is contemplating touring over here in the east to make sure they have a well suspensioned motor vehicle. The weather here is cold in the mornings but glorious midday up to 18deg. Terrible drivers, worse to come me...

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Jul 15, 2011 - Tamworth - July 15-18

Here we are, in the Country Music Capital of Australia. Was quite an experience getting here today..... Got away 0900 from Cessnock and had a good run up to Scone(the Horse Capital of Australia with some magnificent properties around the area) where we stopped for the paper and a drink before heading up the highway to Burning Mountain. Missed the stop first attempt, but realised about 7kms up the road so turned back. Coral, you could have told us that there is a 4.6kms round hike to the "burning" bit, that it is all uphill with steep steps...

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Around Aus in 2011

Feb 24, 2011 - Tamworth cont.

22nd February. We decided to drive out of Tamworth as far as Bendemeer (a 30 minute drive north east of Tamworth) there’s not a lot there an old bridge built in the early 1900s, a nice picnic park by the river, but little else, it’s mainly a farming village as many of the towns are, on the way we passed through Kootingal and Moonbi, where the Fred Hillier Ceramics Gallery is, Fred Hillier is well known for his outback dunny, ceramics, and his faceless porcelain figurines, I “bought” a figurine, I say bought but the gallery has an honour...

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Feb 21, 2011 - Scone, Tamworth

19th February. On the road again, we are heading towards Tamworth, we passed many small and not so small towns along the way today. There are huge coal mines, at Muswellbrook, hence the need for Newcastle. We have booked into the Scone Caravan Park a non to salubrious establishment, but it’s O.K. for one night. Scone is supposed to be the thoroughbred horse capital of Aust. There isn’t anything much in the way of tourism, so after filling up with petrol, we have decided to have a lazy afternoon. 20th February. Last night we decided to go to...

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Feb 5, 2010 - tamworth

Gisteren namiddag naar Tamworth gespoord, een 4 uur van Newcastle en gelegen in het gebied van de Table Mountains. Dit is een hoogvlakte van rond de 1000m die zich tot voorbij Armidale uitstekt en dan overgaat in de Dividing Range. Voornamelijk veeteelt en ook wat akkerbouw gezien langsheen het traject. Tamworth is de grootste inland gelegen stad van NSW met een bevolking van 40000 inwoners en de stad is erg uitgestrekt en er is geen hoogbouw. Tamworth is beroemd omwille van het 10 dagen durend country muziek festival dat er elk jaar...

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