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.
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.