North Coast / Gold Coast Hinterland – November 2016

After a wonderful, social friends’ weekend at Cotton Beach on the Far North Coast in early November we took some extra time to enjoy the region. We headed inland first to Murwillumbah and the Mount Warning Area, then north to Springbrook and Green Mountains in Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Lovely weather, lush rainforest and beautiful scenery.

A brief foray down to the Gold Coast, then back inland (west, then south, then southeast) through Beaudesert, Kyogle and Grafton to the coastal highway once again. Camped for a few days at South West Rocks (beautiful!) and had a look at Crescent Head on the way south. Dodged some pretty serious bushfires on the way to Newcastle for a couple of lovely days with family, before heading home.

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Cabarita Beach, looking south to Norries Head. Beautiful jacaranda, flowering everywhere. Walk through the rainforest in the Border Ranges National Park. Beautiful stream. Massive fresh foliage on a rainforest plant. Bird's nest fern uncurling. Natural Bridge, lovely short walk. View east from the Best of All Lookout, near Springbrook. View back towards Mt Warning. A lovely part of the world. Hard to believe that the area was devastated by massive rainfall and  floods some months later. Under a waterfall at Springbrook. View towards the Gold Coast from Springbrook. Satin bower bird at our campsite at O'Reilly's in Lamington National Park. Visit by an inquisitive crimson rosella. ...and a brush turkey, not the prettiest of birds! Waterfall on one of the circuit walks in Lamington National Park. Eastern yellow robin. Mt Lindesay near the Qld / NSW border. Sandy beach and birds  queuing at Nambucca Heads. Where's Wally? Coastal scenery at South West Rocks. Ruins of Trial Bay Gaol near South West Rocks. Our own personal beach! View north from Smoky Cape Lighthouse in Hat Head National Park . The lighthouse. Lilies by the rocks. Beach below the light house (Jack Perkins walking track). Crescent Head Beach. Crescent Head- view south.

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