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Clarence Headland Lighthouse – Standing Tall and Elegant

Clarence Headland Lighthouse – tall and elegant

The Clarence Point lighthouse stands tall and elegant on Pilot Hill, Clarence Headland, Yamba New South Wales. It overlooks Turners Beach to the north (see panorama below), a disused quarry to the east and Yamba Beach to the south. The quarry provides an interesting insight into the […]

Granite Boulders, Pyramids and Forests – Girraween National Park

Pyramid Girraween NP

One of the Pyramids of Girraween NP

The Granite Belt on the Queensland/New South Wales border South of Warwick has been long known for its cool-climate fruit and more recently for its vineyards and wineries. But it is famous for something older – its rock-strewn landscape whose foundations were laid about 240 million years […]

Australian Lighthouses – 1

Cape Byron

Cape Byron Lighthouse Tower

Inhospitable, isolated locations and the sentinel service they provide for mariners lend lighthouses a romantic appeal. Their unique architecture, long history the world over and their use as locations for many dramatic movies add to this appeal. Judy and I have always admired them in photographs, films and the odd […]

Mapleton Forest Drive SE Queensland

Forest lining Buckby road

Buckby Road

The drive through Mapleton Forest is a pleasant one day excursion through magnificent tall open Blackbutt forests with trees over 30 metres tall. These tall forests are occasionally replaced by shorter Scribbly Gum open forests (Eucalyptus signata) with trees up to 20 metres tall and a heath understorey in places. Rain forest […]