|Two Koalas lording it over the beach front.|
|the photo bottom left. Second floor and the 3 apartments, that was our time share.|
We left Coolangatta by 9.30am. A long drive was ahead of us, over 400km and although part of the way was on the M1 Pacific highway, the majority was on the minor roads. All took a lot longer than we anticipated and we even forgot the NSW time difference. They are 1 hour ahead of Queensland and I was shocked when our sat nav told us we would arrive by 17.25 a good 8 hours drive. She had already calculated the time difference so in fact what we thought to be an epic journey took us just 6 hours, but we did have some comfort stops on the way.
The day was lovely, a far cry from yesterday's rain. In fact, the predicted storms along the NSW coast didn't materialise so looks like the Aussie weather forecaster's, as well as the UK's, also get it wrong. By 4 pm we had almost reached Armidale along a road called the waterfall way. And yes there are numerous waterfalls to go and see. And yes we stopped to look at 3 before finding a campsite right by the last falls.
|Upper Ebor Falls|
|Lower Ebor falls|
|Wollomombi Falls and Gorge|
|The evening sun appeared.|
|Very lucky to see that.|
The first thing to greet us was the bird song. Never have I heard it so loud or so melodious. A lady was crouched by a bush and beckoned us over. In the bush was one bird, not the two or three I had expected but a bird called the Superb Lyrebird renowned for its mimicking different sounds. It was putting on a decent display to a female but we didn't get to see his girl or his face. I have put on a video so you can hear his wonderful song.
|His display area.|