Friday, December 21, 2007

Drive to Valla Beach

We took a leisurely drive down to Valla Beach today. Rathdowney first, where we spent our third and fourth nights on our honeymoon almost ten years ago. Then the Lions Road over the range to Kyogle. We stopped for lunch at Wiangaree just north of Kyogle.

From Kyogle we drove down the Bruxner Highway to Grafton, then took the beautiful back road to Coffs Harbour, arriving there from the west down through the banana plantations. I like this road. It's quiet and relaxing, gorgeous gum forests to look at, enough hills and turns to keep you awake (unlike the sleepy 340km between Mackay and Rockhampton, which is otherwise very similar), and only a couple of towns to slow down for.

They're still working on the highway just south of Coffs, but it's much better than it was this time last year.

1 comment:

Laetitia :-) said...

I'm not sure I'd call the stretch between Mackay and Rocky similar to the bit between Grafton and Coffs (or even Brisbane and Coffs) as the Mackay - Rocky bit is a lot drier, less lush, than Bris - Coffs.