New South Wales 2

The most spectacular parts of our journey are over. We notice that we have been "too long in the bush" as Len Beadell would say. After several months in the outback, we do not really feel very comfortable in the populated regions east of the Great Dividing Range, although there is so much to see there as well. Anyway whenever we can, we look for attractive side trips inland on our way back to Sydney. From there we have to ship our vehicle back to Europe.

Until today, the Kookaburras unanimously have been voted our favourite birds. But these ones near at Mt. Warning are real bastards, I can't find other words, sorry about that. In turn, four of them are dive bombing our brekkie table trying to rob our our tucker until we finally give up and take shelter in our rig.

Border Ranges National Park offers spectacular views on the caldera of Mt. Warning.

Eastern Rosella in the Barrington Tops.

Spring is coming in northern New South Wales.

In Goulbourn National Park the welcome committee easly comprises fifty roos, and no other campers.

Busy Wombats at Spring Gully bush camp. We are very impressed by the incredible size of their excavations. Usually they seem to be rather clumsy, but they can run at 35km/h if they want to. 

The temple in Wollongong is the largest buddhist building in the southern hemisphere. There's good vegetarian food in the cafeteria, even for nonbelievers.

Very likeable, even garden gnomes are allowed to take a rest here for a while.

For health reasons, please don't start to argue with the boss of the roos at Murramarang National Park.

The rocks of Mt. Dromedary, or Gulaga as it is called by the locals. The mountain is a site of great spiritual significance to the local Yuin people and in May 2006 the NSW Government formally handed back the ownership and management to the Aboriginal communities on the Far South Coast. The panoramic view on Bermagui is also worth the trip.

Tilba Tilba home of the famous cheese. Like little Switzerland at the ocean.