Bronwen and I left home at 9:17 AM, drove 1 hour and 26 minutes to the Tweed Valley Service Centre, and then another 4 hours and 53 minutes to the ATA Campsite at Melaleuca Camping Area in the Limeburners Creek Nature Reserve, arriving at 4:48 PM. There was very limited mobile reception and we’d had some conflicting information on where the campsite was, but surprisingly, we managed to find it just fine.
Melaleuca Camping Area
We decided setting up a tent was too much effort, and opted to simply sleep in the car instead. We’d even brought a clever mosquito mesh and tape solution to allow the outside coldness in and prevent the inside hotness from being stuck in the car and sweltering us as we slept.
There was some acro, bushwalking, fire twirling, campfire-story-telling, and campfire food making.
Surfing at Point Plomer
In the morning everyone went surfing at Point Plomer, apart from me because I’m boring, and my cameras aren’t waterproof.
Climbing at Glenreagh
After surfing, Bronwen and I drove nearly 4 hours to Glenreagh, where after getting lost and lots of confusion we finally found Bronwen’s climbing friends deep in the bush at 4:40 PM, and Bronwen did some climbing. We had initially intended to camp the night with them, but access to the campsite required a 4WD, so we decided to head back down to the ATA campsite at Limeburners Creek. We arrived back at 11:20 PM, effectively missing out on the day.
Surfing at the Campsite
All the people who weren’t scared of sharks went surfing at the beach near the campsite in the morning—and, surprisingly, weren’t eaten by any sharks.
Flamingo Races at Crescent Head
After lunch—it being Easter—we all drove to Crescent Head so people could race their inflatable flamingos and unicorns.
LED Twirling at Night
Unsurprisingly, there was some LED twirling at night.
Walking at the Campsite
We went for a very early morning (5:45 AM) walk to watch the sunrise.
The V Wall in Nambucca Heads
Bronwen and I left around 9:30 AM, stopping in Crescent Head along with the ATA people to get some breakfast, and then leaving Crescent Head at 11:20 and driving 92 km (1 hr 8 min) to Nambucca Heads, where we stopped for lunch at the V Wall, and had a quick look at the beach and the wall.
After lunch we drove another 66 km (1hr 9min) towards Dorrigo and along the Waterfall Way, stopping at Griffiths Lookout at 2:15 PM, Crystal Shower Falls at 2:38 PM, The Dorrigo Rainforest Centre at 3:38 PM, and Dangar Falls at 3:54 PM.
After Dorrigo we detoured 50 km (47min) out west to Ebor, to have a look at the Ebor Falls. We arrived just on 5PM, so didn’t have much time before dark.
After it got dark we drove the remaining 420 km (5hr 21min) home—arriving home just before 11:30 PM.