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Dec 19, 2017 - Wellington Caves ...in the heat

Today we booked for 3 tours of the cave precinct. Unfortunately the tour of the crystal cave was cancelled due to high CO2 levels. We did the Cathedral tour first followed by the Phosphate Mine Tour which housed fossils of megafauna from 20000 years ago. The caves was a dry cave and the old mine was most interesting (opened in 1914 and lasted about 5 years) but more importantly, the temperature was beautiful when compared to the 40 degrees outside. The phosphate was from the giant bat's poo that lived in the caves and the Australian...

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Dec 18, 2017 - Long hot drive to Wellington

Left early, great driving conditions along the motorway. Detour to Tahree (city) and Bulahdelah (small town) which have been by-passed by the M1. Turned near Newcastle and headed west as the temperature started to nudge 40. Stopped at Singleton for fuel and did a shop in the big shopping centre before continuing through Denman and Gulgong before arriving at the Wellington Caves caravan park at about 5 in the afternoon and it was still over 40!!! Really nice caravan park under the welcome shade of large trees. We are staying tomorrow to go...

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Jun 18, 2013 - Did Len McConnell ever meet Banjo Patterson?

There was movement at the Van Park as the word was passed around... Ooooops wrong poem... Today was an exciting mix of non adventure, waited till the fog started to lift then drove out to Stuart Town aka Iron Bark. I don't remember it, I vaguely remember the railway station as when we worked in Orange, Email used to hire a train to take us all on the works picnic at Xmas to Stuart Town, a marquee was set up and a Christmas Party ensued, then it was back on the train to Orange.... Those were the days, “Works Picnics”. Stuart Town was...

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Jun 17, 2013 - Wellington Caves

Woke this morning to subzero temp and a pea soup outside. I used to work with a guy who was nick named “London Fog” because he never lifted.... We stayed inside till around 11:30 then wandered all of 50 metres to the Japanese Gardens and had a bit of a look and took a few pics. Its quite nice but not comparable to the one at Cowra... Walked down to the Golf course then back up to the bottle house before heading back to the Van for a bowl of soup, Minestrone, not Brown Windsor, if I want Brown Windsor soup I'd have to cook it myself. Now...

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Jun 16, 2013 - Wellington NSW

After an exhausting drive of 155Km we are camped at Wellington Caves. Quite a nice park; $66 for 3 nights – can't complain about that! Nice and quiet apart from the whine of the commutators and straight cut gears on Electric Golf Buggies heading off for a round, really why ruin a good walk by hitting a little ball and chasing it? Ventured into the Visitors centre after lunch (yes we got here for lunch) and another piece of the puzzle re Fardy slid into place. The question is; why did he bring his new wife Mabel to Wellington after their...

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Apr 25, 2013 - Anzac Day - Wellington

24th After a chilly start to the day we set out for Wellington. On the outskirts of town we see the balloons stretched across the horizon. The drive was uneventful and the scenery beautiful with the changing colours of the leaves. We are staying at the Wellington Caves caravan park. About 7 klms out of town. Lovely park very quite with large sites a bit hilly but we have managed. 25th Early rising this morning so we could attend the dawn service. A chilly start to the day, after the service we were invited back to the soldiers club for...

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Apr 25, 2013 - Finally Enjoying The Good Life

We had a very restful, if somewhat cold, night at Worrie Reserve just outside Braidwood on Monday 22nd and woke to a beautiful clear and crisp morning on Tuesday 23rd. We had a minor mishap along the road to Yass, the bike carrier on the back of the caravan "popped" it's mountings so when we arrived at the truck stop in Yass we took the carrier off and folded the bikes and stored them inside the van. Not a big problem, more of a nuisance really. Greg and Caz arrived and we STARTED OUR 2013 ADVENTURE. We had a lovely drive through the...

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Mar 27, 2013 - We are finally on the road

We are finally on the road after a very early morning getting up at 4:00 in the morning. We are heading towards Cobar to our family reunion site. We are going to stay here for two nights. We have stopped at Wellington for breakfast. On the way we have passed 3 jails and a lot of farm animals. Hope everything is well at home. The Sherley's

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Aug 12, 2010 - Wollongong To Wellington

Wollongong to Wellington We're on the road again! This time our journey will take us north through outback New South Wales and Queensland, on to Mt.Isa and then to Lawn Hill National Park (almost into the Northern Territory). Turning east we will then head to the coast and Cairns, north again to Cooktown, and then gradually making our way south – the exact route yet to be decided! The weather was fine until we reached the Blue Mountains then quickly deteriorated with strong winds, rain and some sleet. From Lithgow onwards the rain became...

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