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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 […]

Lenticularis – a rare lens-shaped cloud formation

Rare lens shaped clouds in New Zealnd

Lens shaped clouds

Lenticularis is a rare lens-shaped cloud formation that occurs as a result of moist air flow around mountains. The name is obviously derived from its lens shape, which not unlike the stylised figure of a flying saucer.

These clouds can occur at all levels (high, medium or low) but the most […]

Bush Walk – Bell Bird Lookout, Binna Burra

Egg Rock and Numimbah Valley

Egg Rock and Numinbah Valley

Binna Burra is part of the 20200 Hectare Lamington National Park established in 1915. The Park has an extensive system of bush walking trails each offering something different.

Bell Bird Lookout is a short easy bush walk from Binna Burra that showcases the geological history of the Lamington landscapes […]

Volcanoes, Rivers and Landscapes

Mt Warning and Tweed Valley

The scenic landscapes of the Queensland New South Wales border region are the result of mountain building by volcanoes and erosion by several major river systems (rock cycle).

National parks gazetted over these landscapes with their graded walking tracks allow easy access to these scenic landscapes.

The Landscapes

Mt Warning and Tweed Valley

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 […]

New Zealand – Mountains, Lakes and Friendly People

Mountains beside the Dart river New Zealand

Mountains and Dart River New Zealand

Over the years Judy and I have often mused that we should visit New Zealand someday and it would be nice to attend the Warbirds over Wanaka International Air Show. Well we finally stopped procrastinating and crossed both off last April. Why did we wait so long? Both […]

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 […]

Numimbah Valley and Natural Bridge

water fall cave

Natural Bridge cave water fall

The cave water fall at Natural Bridge has to be one of the most photographed and duplicated Australian images for tourism promotion in southern Queensland. It’s familiarity as an image does not prepare you for the impact of seeing it live.

Accompanying the visual splendour is the thundering sound […]

Welcome

Ted and Judy out and about near Tenterfield

Welcome to our Blog

Ted and Judy out and about near Tenterfield

As a welcome message to our blog we thought it would be useful for visitors if we expanded the details in the About Us page. The intention is to provide more on our background and what you might expect from our […]