Day four we looked around Tenterfield with lots to keep us interested. We checked out the old Tenterfield Saddlery which was made famous by Peter Alan. Lots of Australian history in the little town of Tenterfield. We read about Peter Alan’s grandfather the Tenterfield Saddler who would sit on his porch and chat with the folk who would visit him while he made his saddles. One visitor was Banjo Patterson a famous writer who wrote a song called Waltzing Matilda about a woman named Matilda who lived in the town of Tenterfield at the time.
We also ventured a little out of town. We came across a small river crossing which was fun to cross in the Jeep! After a fun filled day we decided to stay our last night out at Tenterfield.
We set out on our Road Trip with no exact destination in mind, except wanting to go to Byron Bay to do some shopping. I had been driving for over an hour when we decided to stop at one of the many rest stops along the Pacific Motorway (M1) for some lunch that we had packed for our trip. After lunch we set out again, next stop Byron Bay. We knew the exit was coming up sometime soon. Unfortunately for us it came up sooner than expected and we miss the exit to Byron Bay! By the time the next exit from the M1 was available it was about 30 mins behind us. So we decided Byron will have to wait until our journey back to Brisbane.
As we had no real destination except looking at the Northern NSW district, we saw a sign for ‘Crystal Caves’. We thought this sounds interesting so we started following the signs to the Crystal Caves which is just outside the small town of Mullumbimby. Crystal Caves was a great day and would recommend to others if you are a lover of all things crystal. On leaving Mullumbimby we headed NW until we arrived in Alstonville where we stayed the night.
Today we went to the Brisbane 4×4 Show. Saw lots of great toys, wanted to purchase them all! Bought a First Aid Kit and a new carry bag for the tyre compressor. Also added a Winch/Strap Damper to our recovery kit. Don’t think we are missing too much more that is needed for our off road adventures. Looking forward to getting out there when the weather improves. Had a day planned to go out today with the Brisbane Jeep Club but due to Cyclone Debbie it was rained out.