Day five was our last day on our Northern NSW road trip. We spent the morning in Tenterfield and then headed back to Kyogle for lunch. We went out through Kyogle down Lions Road to head back to Brisbane. Lions Road was a nice drive on a dirt road through the thick bush land as seen in the picture below that we took at the Lions Road look out.
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.
Day two was about 117km all up by the time we arrived at our destination of Casino. We drove through Lismore though it was a little bit too busy for our liking. I mean we had to sit in traffic! We then headed for Nimbin. On our way we came across this old building. I have no idea what it was originally used for, however we thought it looked cool. Nimbin was not our cup of tea and we can now say we have been there with no intentions of ever returning. Next stop was Kyogle. What a lovely little country town. We met a local real estate agent by the name of Lynda who not only showed us some land for sale but also a bit of a tour of her local town. She also let us on a little secret/scenic route back to Brisbane that we later used on our way back home. If you are ever looking at real estate in and around the Kyogle area, Lynda at Gateway Real Estate was very knowledgeable of the local area and went above and beyond. After spending all day in Kyogle we headed out of town for Casino. Arriving on dusk we stayed at a great little steak house motel.
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.
Put the ‘Aussie Beast Jeep’ up on the hoist to see what’s underneath and make sure all is good for our next 4WD trip. Everything all good, except it would be a good idea to get some armour for the front and rear diffs. This is now added to my growing list. I have also decided I would like to replace the two small left and right added fog lights that currently sit on my front bumper to a 42 x 3w LEDs combo. Also today I saw another Wrangler with roof grip handles which would come in handy when my Mum accompanies us on off road adventures.
Today I purchased a four pack of tyre deflators. I went with Staun brand as I like the little leather pouch they come in. The Staun tyre deflators come set up at 18psi and are adjustable down to 6psi. I will stick to the 18psi, this should be a good start for my tyres. I also picked up a tyre pressure gauge to ensure the psi is correct. Looking forward to testing them out.
I purchased a couple of new toys for my next off road adventure. A 160L Portable Compressor Kit and a Recovery Kit. Currently have a tow ball on the back with a key locked pin, which I do not have a key for. I’m going to grind the pin off and purchase a new lockable pin for about AU$30. Once this is removed, I will purchase a Hitch Receiver. Hitch Receiver’s are needed when 4WDing in case you get stuck. The Hitch Receiver allows a Winch Strap to be tied to the vehicle to be winched out of trouble.
On the look out for a deflator, looking at the Stuan brand. I like the Stuan compact case, which can be stored in the glove box. Would also need to purchase a cheap pressure gauge tester. Next on the list is a UHF handheld two pack, 3w or higher.