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Sep 22, 2016 - Around Tenterfield

Late start today after a cold night. The sun was mostly out and so was the cold wind. We walked across the road to the Railway Museum. The line closed at the end of the 80's and the community took over the station nearly immediately. As such the station looks like it was still working. Plenty for the boys to climb and see. We then walked into town and visited George Woolnough's saddlery and Henry Parkes museum at the old School of Arts. We had a quick snack at the local bakery and perused some of the other stores. A stop at the local art...

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Sep 21, 2016 - History trip to Tenterfield

Rainy morning in Toowoomba. WE set off to the Cobb & Co museum and spent the morning there looking at the restored wagons and history. Really interesting. Then travelled through the clouds to a clearing Warwick where we did some shopping and had lunch. The afternoon fined up as we travelled through Applethorpe, past Stanthorpe and the border towns of Wallangara and Jennings (must make for an interesting State of Origin time!) with the towns literally being metres apart. Stopped off at Tenterfield - lovely town with a lot of history which we...

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Sep 1, 2016 - Spring In Tenterfield

Thursday 1st September Tenterfield. Welcome to Spring everyone, however it was still a very chilly morning. Today was a walk through Historic Tenterfield. It was here that Sir Henry Parkes gave his speech in favour of Australian F, the ederation of the States and at one stage it was considered that Tenterfield might be the Capital of Australia. It has many lovely buildings, with its Sir Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts built in 1876, its 1881 Post Office and Stannum House which was built in 1888. It is a 3 storey house with a roof top...

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New South Wales 2016

Sep 1, 2016 - Tenterfield town walk - McKenzie lookout

Thursday 1st September - Tourist walk - drive to Mt Mckenzie lookout Quiet day today - late start - then a walk around town following the info Centre’s town walk brochure. Notable among our viewing points was the Tenterfield Saddler (Peter Allen song fame). It took up an hour and then we bought pies to help us warm up. Today has been quite cool with a total cloud cover. It might be spring, but there’s no evidence of it to us in the temperatures. Hazel hasn’t felt too good today with some dizziness hanging on and RonG has had a sore knee for...

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Aug 31, 2016 - Wallangarra

Wednesday 31st Wallangarra Nothing for it but today we just have to do some washing and the nearest useful Laundromat was at Wallangarra which is somewhere we have always wanted to stop. It is just a small place with a Cafe/gift shop , Hotel, Post Office and Laundromat. The cafe has equal amounts of small mostly home made gifts, Junk, old clothes and home made jams and preserves. Wallangarra's main claim to fame is the Railway Museum and Restaurant which is quite large with a fairly good menu. The Museum itself is very interesting as it is...

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New South Wales 2016

Aug 31, 2016 - in Tenterfield - wash day

Wednesday 31st August - visit the Wallangarra laundromat. Today we need to find a laundromat in town. We’re told there is only one - beside the Shell servo on the southern side of town. How great is this, 10 machines - 6 washers and 4 driers. But wait, why are there notes on the front of the machines? 4 washers and 2 driers have notes attached ‘Out Of Order’!!!!!!!! We four have 4 loads between us. Of the two machines, 1 is in use by a young lass who has another load to go after this, and the remaining washer is so filthy Jan and Hazel...

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Aug 30, 2016 - Bigriggen to Tenterfield - South it is

Tuesday 30th August - head to Tenterfield - South it is!!!! Time to move on - we’ve been here 8 days and enjoyed every day. Today we head south from Rathdowney, destination Tenterfield. While it is not a huge distance we expect it to take a while as there is so much winding road, up and down mountain ridges. We departed at 10:30 and stopped in Woodenbong for m/tea at 11:35, then moved on through the hilly terrain forging south towards the Bruxner Highway which runs east-west between Casino and Tenterfield. Our lunch stop was taken when we...

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Aug 30, 2016 - Tenterfield

Tuesday 30th Off to Tenterfield We left our Bigriggen site and reluctantly left our firewood behind also as it is just too much to carry, but we did enjoy it while it lasted. An uneventful but very pretty drive through winding mountains with towering trees and more Bell birds than I think I have ever heard before. There were about 5 colonies ( if that is the right word) of them and they were so loud and clear. We eventually arrived about 2pm at Tenterfield which is a place we have always liked. We parked in the showgrounds and before long...

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New South Wales 2016

Nov 3, 2015 - To Tenterfield

Tuesday Nov 3. To Tenterfield via a few good wineries and Girraween National Park. Drove on narrow country lanes about 20ks along the winery trail.. but many wineries closed Mon/Tues. Started with Jester Wines..a 5 star, large production and award winning winery . Easy to talk to owner. Enjoyed the reds, then a coffee and drove onto Granite Ridge..a small boutique winery and the owner a bit short on conversation and humour. Loved the caberaz, cabernet/shiraz blend.., bought a bottle $17. Last stop Golden Grove estate another 5 star vineyard...

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Sep 25, 2014 - Tenterfield

Thursday 25 September A totally different day to any other on our travels. Had early morning storm, made sleeping in very comfortable. Felt sorry for our neighbours packing up in the rain, although they said our apologies didn't sound all that sincere. Hopefully tomorrow morning will be easier for us. The rain continued on and off for most of the morning, so it was good for reading and craft again. The sun came out for a while late morning, so we ventured out after lunch. Topped up the fuel supply for the trip home, a short drive around the...

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Sep 24, 2014 - Tenterfield

Wednesday 24 September Had a little sleep in, did some washing and then set off on the Mt Mackenzie drive. Just followed the visitor's information sheet on the 38km drive, some sealed roads and some dirt.very pretty countryside. Took a picnic morning tea, and spent some time at the lookout on top of Mt Mackenzie. Met a couple from Greenbank who are down this way looking for a property so they can escape the big smoke. Called back into town to check out a top for Don and ended up in the "famous" Federation Pie shop. Bought two pies and came...

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Sep 23, 2014 - Copeton Dam to Tenterfield

Tuesday 23 September Pack up time again. Think it was probably the worst time Don has had with his knee since we left home. No idea why, nothing different from other days. He did put heat on it last night, so will go back to a cold pack tonight. It has improved a bit this afternoon. Left the dam about 9.30 and had a break in Glen Innes. Lots of work going on in the main street, and one block closed off. Visited the nice bakery/patisserie we found last year, and had morning tea. Arrived in Tenterfield for lunch, and staying at the...

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