I’ve always wanted to see Lightning Ridge, so during Spring Semester break last year I took a drive out west. I covered a lot of ground, visiting a different national park on each of my five days away, and I travelled cheap, cooking all my meals on my trusty portable stove, and sleeping in my car each night (two nights in caravan parks in order to shower, for a grand total of $15 + fuel).
Coolah Tops NP – View over Liverpool Ranges
Galah in flight – Mt Kaputar NP approach road
Sawn Rocks – Mt Kaputar NP
Sawn Rocks: detail. Nature is freaking awesome.
Australia Telescope Array – Narrabri
Chasing the Sun – Australia Telescope Array
Welcome to Burren Junction
Stanley – Lightning Ridge
If I lived at Lightning Ridge, this is what my house would probably look like…
Red bellied black?
Queensland Border – Culgoa NP
The road got rougher and rougher…
Sunrise enroute to Bourke
My trusty white steed
Red dirt!! Ah, nostalgia! Gundabooka NP
Gundabooka NP – Colours were amazing
Mulgowan Cave Art – Gundabooka NP
I wanted to take this guy home to add to my collection, but he looked like he belonged here so I left him be…
Ngana Mallyan – Valley of the Eagle walking track – Gundabooka NP
Cobar – In the spirit of ‘big things’, home to Australia’s longest pub balcony (starting to sag a little up the far end there) – I had a beer here. It was very tasty.
Animals on bikes…