Friday 14th to Monday 18th December 2018 - We left the peace and quiet of the beautiful Mt Remarkable National Park in the pouring rain seeing bedraggled kangaroos taking shelter under bushes and trees as we drove past.
We spent the next few days making our way across the country, heading for Oberon to see the Jenolan Caves stopping at:
Renmark an historic town known for its fruit growing and located on the banks of Australia's longest river, the Murray that also forms the border between New South Wales & Victoria.
We camped beside the Murray River and had dinner watching the the sun set that turned the trees to a shimmering golden colour on the opposite bank.
We left the following morning with an air of trepidation as a Tiger Snake had been seen making its way along the river bank beside our rig and headed for Mildura.
We continued on through the changing landscape with parts reminding us of the flat baron Nullarbor and camped overnight just outside of a town called Cowra in the central west region of NSW, at a lovely spot on top of the cliffs that over looked the Lachlan River below.
As we headed for Oberon the landscape definitely changed as we drove through the mountains covered in lush vegetation with fields covered in blue and white flowers, a surprising difference from the brown scorched land that we had been driving through before.
We made a short stop in Bathurst a pretty town with leafy tree lined streets and beautiful heritage buildings. It is said to be Australia's oldest inland colonial town and is home to Mount Panorama the great racing circuit.
After a look around Bathurst we decided to take a lap around the famous racing track, so with caravan in tow we drove up the steep and winding track that gave fantastic views of the town and the mountain ranges beyond hoping to set a world record. Yey! We made it, we completed the racing circuit, crossing the finishing line in an amazing quick time of 08:25:23 minutes… Not satisfied with just one lap, we went around again. We sat for a while after our exciting laps around the race track to let the brakes cool before driving off into the sun and the hills to Oberon.