Category Archives: Holidays

Trip to Dungog December 2011

Bower Retreat already has table tennis, games and bikes.

Google map with directions.

Things to take:

  • Stargazing: binoculars, tripod for camera, star-charts/notes. Ian Musgrave’s Southern Sky Watch
  • Games: balls, raquets, cards (be very selective),
  • bird books, maps, torches
  • house-shoes, gum-boots
  • spare batteries and charger, mp3 players
  • cameras, phones, Barbara’s laptop
  • small tool-kit

Kangaroo Valley May 2010

We are planning to spend the weekend of 22-23 May in Kangaroo Valley. We bought  a second hand box-trailer last year and we’ll take it with us. This will make packing a lot easier.

Blog entry for our trip last July which lists things to do and to take.

Trailer/car:

  • take 15 mm (or adjustable) spanner for spare-tyre bolt
  • tool-kit, torch
  • car battery re-charger

Other stuff:

  • Stargazing: binoculars, tripod for camera, warm clothes, star-charts/notes. Ian Musgrave’s Southern Sky Watch
  • Games: balls, raquets, table-tennis net, cards
  • house-shoes, gum-boots
  • spare batteries and charger, mp3 player and some speakers
  • cameras
  • Fred’s axe

 

Kangaroo Valley July 2009


View Kangaroo Valley in a larger map

Places to visit:

  • Tallowa Dam – take the Mount Scanzi Road out of Kangaroo Valley Village, which turns into Tallowa Dam Road. This ends up on the southern side of the Kangaroo River. (20 kms)
  • Bendeela Campground – Bendeela Road comes off Moss Vale Road just north of the Village. Turn left after a few kms (7km)
  • Upper Kangaroo Valley – north of the Village turn right on the Upper River Road. (12 km)
  • Cambewarra Lookout – head south along Moss Vale Rd, turn left at Tourist Rd (10 km)
  • Red Rocks Nature Reserve – instead of turning left at Tourist Rd, turn right into Leebold Hill Rd, a dirt road on the hairpin (10 km)
  • Mannings Lookout – head back towards Fitzroy Falls but turn right before you get there (16 km)

This list from the KV tourism website

  • Three waterfalls: Carrington Falls, Belmore Falls and Fitzroy Falls
  • Two vantage points to enjoy the view at Hindmash Lookout and Mannings Lookout
  • National Park access at Fitzroy Falls visitors centre
  • Hampden Bridge (National Trust listed)
  • Delicious places to stop are Source, Café Bella and Jing Jo Thai, the Barrengarry Pie Shop or you can take a picnic and stop at Fitzroy Falls Visitors Centre to admire the views
  • Kangaroo Valley historic walk with heritage buildings
  • Kangaroo Valley Cemetery (National Trust listed)

Things to take or do:

  • Stargazing: binoculars, tripod for camera, warm clothes, star-charts/notes. Ian Musgrave’s Southern Sky Watch and the Kangaroo Valley tourism website also has a page for stargazing.
  • Bug collecting: extension cord, lamp, white sheet, glass jar.
  • Games: balls, raquets, cards.