Glen Innes Severn

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  • Day18

    UK or Australia?

    April 21, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    We went back to Wollomombi to do a walk along the gorge the other way. That was after we had seen the local farmers round their cattle up by horse back. As it was early morning we were treated to Rock Wallabies feeding along the cliff edge. Apparently they have suction pads on their feet for easy grip! As we neared the end of Waterfall Way we visited our last waterfall which wasn't even on the map, there are so many, but it was equally as stunning. We restocked at the small city of Armidale which had a lovely hill station feel about it, with some interesting old buildings, many made of the black bricks used locally. The Autumn colours on the 'introduced' trees were amazing (all Aussie trees are evergreen). We went into the tourist information centre but didn't take the leaflet on '10 things to do for the over 40's' as it was all far too sensible! After the daily drying of the tent while eating a picnic lunch we covered a bit of mileage and got to Glen Innes. Another high town at 1100m above sea level. As we drove we passed through so many place names from the UK: Glencoe, Ben Lomond, Llangothlin, Exmouth, Glen Elgin, Aberfoyle... Then again, this region is called New England. The best was Stonehenge as it had a field of balancing rocks that defy gravity. Enjoying the comforts of a paid campsite tonight, like clothes washing, running water, electricity, lights and a covered kitchen.Read more

  • Day5

    Glen Innes

    July 8 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Lunch stop at Glen Innes. A nice town with a Celtic look up in the high Tablelands of the New England. Notably cooler here! There is a Celtic Festival each year and a "Stones" park like Stonehenge in England. My father lived in a lot of the towns in this area as my grandfather was in the Police force and they lived in the Police headquarters. He was in the Mounted Police and was very good with horses.Read more

  • Day94

    Tenterfield Saddler, Weird Stones & Rain

    November 21, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Today we officially crossed the state border into NSW - and lost an hour in the process. We were the last to leave our campsite at Wallangarra (which turned into a two night stay) at 10am, but five minutes later when we crossed the border, our phones changed forward to 11am, daylight savings time.

    We drove the short distance to Tenterfield, checking out some of the examples of historic architecture in the Main Street and then driving to one of the residential streets where there is a historic cork tree still growing, that was brought from England way back in 1861. It is thought to be one of the largest cork trees in the world.

    The main item on the tourist agenda was to see the Tenterfield Saddler, the shop made famous by singer song writer extraordinaire, Peter Allen, who wrote ‘Tenterfield Saddler’ about his grandfather, who owned and worked in the shop. Today the shop is privately owned (by a mad keen Peter Allen and history buff) and run by volunteers. It houses memorabilia from Peter Allen, including a pair of his dancing shoes bought at auction, as well as original newspaper clippings, signed photos and portraits and of course plenty of leather goods that you would expect to see in a saddlery shop. There are also A.B. Banjo Paterson poems and songs (such as Clancy of the Overflow) immortalized on the walls, as he was once a customer, having married a local Tenterfield girl.

    We continued our journey south, and just after lunchtime as we arrived in Glen Innes, the ominous clouds above turned black and the rain fell quite hard. We drove slowly through town, again checking out the beautiful examples of well kept heritage buildings. We decided, despite the rain, to visit the nearby Australian Standing Stones, mostly out of curiosity. The stones were built by Australians who have a Celtic background (English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh etc), many of whom came to work in the local area over the last couple of generations. They are designed to unite the local Celtic community and provide a place where they can celebrate Celtic culture and festivities in a communal manner.

    The rain barely let up while we checked out the stones, and it felt weird to be putting on coats - and for me socks and runners - for the first time since the first week of our trip. We both got soaked as we walked among the circle of stones.

    We continued south, but not for too long as the weather was looking worse by the minute. We stopped at the tiny town of Guyra and decided to stay the night at the local rest stop called Mother of Ducks Lagoon, alongside what looked like a swampy lagoon and a golf course. The rain continued to fall quite heavily but we managed to find a relatively level spot (there were at least another 5-6 vans, buses and motor homes alongside us) cosied ourselves inside our little home on wheels and settled in for the evening - making dinner inside and watching some TV.

    Night night from the little town of Guyra, in the Northern Tablelands of NSW xx
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  • Day48

    Deepwater, NSW

    May 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Stayed at Longhorne Bar & Grill free camping behind the pub overnight. Fabulous place. Lots of history. The original pub was built in the 1800s. It was a cobb & co coach stop. It burnt down a few years ago and new owners took over the challenge of rebuilding. Some original walls were still there. We had lunch in the beer garden and the dogs were able to roam around. We had burgers. Amazing. It got very cool that night, so we went into pub to sit by the fire, ordered pizza and had a drink. So relaxing. We were allowed to bring th e dogs in. The resident cat lay in front of the fire. Dogs were on leads, soo no scraps. They are opening a distillery there in October. Left early the next morning to return to Brisbane to house sit for Scott & Ursh & look after their fur babies for the weekend.Read more

  • Day13

    Deepwater Inn

    November 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Paddock behind the pub, power available $15, shower $5. Good selection of meals at the rustic bar, including salmon, chicken snitzel, burgers, pizza and vegetarian fare.
    The meal was disappointing, chicken had run out so I ordered the crisp skinned salmon. It was overcooked and presented lying on its soggy skin, the beer battered chips were sliced very thin like potato crisps, completely lacking in flavour or texture.
    All that aside, the friendly service was exemplary.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Glen Innes Severn, Glen Innes Severn Council, Conseil de Glen Innes Severn, Municipalità di Glen Innes Severn

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