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Myall Park Botanic Garden Shearers Ride 2020

Shearer’s Ride stops at Myall Park Botanic Garden, Queensland

Shearers Ride 2020 Myall Park Botanic Garden is QLD site 699 in the Camps 10 book, hosted the Shearers Ride 2020 (take 2) 3-9 October. I didn’t know that it was common for shearers to ride their bicycles from shed to shed as they worked across the country during shearing season. The social ride covers about 400 km all up – riding old steel single speed, 2/3 speed internal geared bicycles – they range from 1900 to 1960 with no modern MTBs or gravel bikes. Here’s what their week looks like, finishing tomorrow where they started in Meandarra, Queensland, Australia.

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NSW - The views from Green Cape

8 Favourite Road Trips in New South Wales

The views from Green Cape One of the questions we’ve heard a lot lately, is what is there to see and do in New South Wales? Some of the NSW residents who were planning trips up north, or west – were at a loss to know must-sees in their own state.  So, we’ve put together a parcel of NSW road trips… they have various starting points, so just begin your trip in the part of the route, closest to you! Oh, and keep up to date with any hot spot areas, so those can be avoided.  Remember, all the overnight stops you

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Arnhem land - Central Arnhem Road
Immerse Yourself In Nature

Work starts on sealing the Central Arnhem Road, Northern Territory

Central Arnhem Road Have you travelled to Nhulunbuy via the Central Arnhem Road, from Katherine in the Northern Territory? A $225 million investment starts mid 2020 to seal almost half of the 710 km road.  Known as the Bulman Road it is one of the great Aussie 4WD tracks. The 710 km road passes through Indigenous lands, and starts 50 km south of Katherine, off the Stuart Highway.  Dry season is the best time to tackle this popular road and explore this area, please note permits are required.  As well as tourism, the road services Indigenous communities, agriculture, mining and  the

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The Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve @thatladyfrombrazil  via Instagram

What is The Pilliga?

The Sandstone Caves in the Pilliga Nature Reserve @thatladyfrombrazil  via Instagram So many times we’ve driven the Newell Highway south, from Narrabri to Coonabarabran – through the desolate Pilliga Forest, totally oblivious that there was so much to discover here! Pilliga means ‘Swamp Oak’ and the Pilliga Forest (or Pilliga Scrub) is an Aussie icon and includes Pilliga Nature Reserve, Timmallallie National Park, Pilliga West, and East State Conservation Areas. There is more than 500 000 hectares with 2000 km of trails. Here’s some must see spots: BaradineThis town hosts the Pilliga Discovery Centre – with all the information you’ll need

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