Southern Highlands day trip -Bowral, Fitzroy falls, Kangaroo Valley, Stanwell Tops

Southern Highlands day trip -Bowral, Fitzroy falls, Kangaroo Valley, Stanwell Tops

I’m of the impression that most tourists only think of Sydney Harbour and The Blue Mountains as being the great tourist destinations in and around Sydney.  True, they are amazing places, but there are heaps of places within a stone’s throw of Sydney that offe rewards. With this in mind I decided to take a day trip with my visiting mother  to somewhere else. 

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Danjeera dam day trip

Danjeera dam day trip

The family decided to head down the South coast for Australia day.  Half the family had already gone down so it was just me, son #1 and my mother. We divide to take a detour via Djanjeera damn following most of the Yalwal Circuit route, trek number 145 in Craig Lewis and Cathy Savage’s 4wd Treks Close to Sydney book.

Reaching Nowra we turned off and headed toward Coolendel and then into the National park and onto the dam. The  tar road meanders along the river valley in some places only being wide enough for one car.  Soon we turned off onto the dirt. Son #1 was keeping himself and us entertained by reading every joke from his joke book… Awesome!

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Fraser Trip – Day 4: Armidale to Tenterfield – 190km

We packed up again in the morning. Grumpy bub meant that I packed up alone and the whole thing took about an hour and half. So much for a 30 second tent.

I’ve only recently come across Captain Thunderbolt’s story so as we were travelling through his old hunting grounds took the opportunity of a small detour to one of Captain Thunderbolt’s caves near the town of Guyra. It gave us a chance to have a break, stretch the legs and have some morning tea. Its off the main road a little way down a dirt track easily accessible in a 2wd.

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