Dorrigo National Park is a wonderful place full of lush rainforest, waterfalls, walks, wildlife and stunning views. At the entry of the park there is also a cafe and gift shop, in case you want a little rest or a treat after exploring. There is a great walk, about 6km long that winds through the parks most beautiful sights. You start on a walkway that takes you high above the trees, then through an area full of birds, followed by a swing bridge and path behind a waterfall. Further on you pass a few more beautiful waterfalls and stunning views of the parks endless mountain range, plus you'll see loads of bush turkeys that seem to have taken over the forest. Through out this walk we couldn't help but appreciate what a beautiful part of the world we live in, it really was a treat to spend the day here.
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Gloucester Falls flows within the Gloucester Tops area of the Barrington Tops National Park. From Gloucester Falls picnic area there is a walking track, which is 1.5 kilometres long, down to the water. Once the track reaches the first swimming hole you can turn left and follow the stream down. You will pass more swimming holes and waterfalls, we walked passed about 5 before we found one to ourselves and spent a lovely few hours swimming and relaxing. The water is pretty cold, but on this hot summer's day it was a welcomed relief. This spot was an amazing place to spend the day, definitely be back soon.
As our time in Oregon was nearly over we picked a road to take us South, to the border and on to Yosemite National Park. We had a couple of days to get there so we took our time and explored every stream, hike and waterfall we could. It was so beautiful and so much fun getting our last taste of Oregon, what a spectacular place.
We were told by a friend we met in Colorado that the outskirts of Portland offered many amazing natural sights, including some awesome waterfalls and beautiful hikes. So after a few days cafe hopping in the city, we were keen to get back to the wild. Jumping in our camper van we set off along the Historic Columbia River Highway.
This has to be one of the most stunning highways we have been on, you only have to drive a few hundred metres before pulling over to see the next amazing sight. There are many waterfalls shooting out from the mountain ranges, but the most breathtaking is Multnomah Falls. The 189m high waterfall drops in two major steps and if you follow the walk way up beside the falls, you can cross a bridge which makes for an amazing view.
The Columbia River is the second largest river in North America and the area has so many fun activities available such as white water rafting, hiking, camping and exploring. It is definitely one of the most magical days we have had so far, just an amazing part of the world and we feel so blessed to have explored it.
The Road to Hana is a 'must do' when visiting the Island of Maui, Hawaii. We were lucky enough to have a couple of friends on Maui, who took us on an amazing adventure along this road. While driving you take in some amazing sights and if you know where to stop there are some great experinces to be had. We swam through an underwater lava shaft, went rock jumping, walked through forest to find a waterfall, surfed and had some yummy local food. It is seriously one of the most adventurous fun packed days we have had. Thanks Jamie and Cory for being the best tour guides ever!
People sometimes think Bega is just for beautiful farms and a whole lot of Cheese!! We got a secret tip about a natural rock jump and slide so we met up with Matt and Elise from Salt Veins and went on a trek to find this magical place. Our brother Andrew was also along for a taste of van life! Just a short drive out of Bega into heavenly countryside we took a turn on a dirt road and ventured on. Our Mercedes Vito Van did well trying to keep up with Salt Veins Range Rover cruising this way and that through the forest. Upon reaching the car park we jumped in our wet suits for ultimate speed and warmth of course. Walking up stream we were in awe, just surrounded by nature at it's best. We had reached Mumbulla Falls, New South Wales, Australia. We got to the run, jump and slide, we had one of the most special afternoons ever. Sliding and laughing, daring each other to go harder, it was a natural high. We are realising it really pays off to ask locals and fellow campers some of their favourite spots.
The song with this clip was written and recorded by Rebel On A Rainbow featuring our 10 Yr old niece Seanna Dustow
Just around the corner from Blue Pools campground is another amazing waterfall. Carrington Falls, Budderoo National Park, NSW, Australia. This amazing sight can be seen from a viewing platform just a short walk from the car park. If you take the loop track you end up at the top of the waterfall where you can enjoy the view while swimming in the rock pools. Such a peaceful experience, such a beautiful place.