Well another day and a another trip, i first heard of the Gorge a few years ago, so we decided to venture up and check this place out. Tagging along we had Brad and his family, as well as Jason with his family. The Gorge is located about 50 mins north west of grafton ( click on the link page to access the map ) along some of the best country you'll see on the north coast. Upon reaching the homestead we were greeted by Neil, who soon gave us a layout of the propety. We ventured further upstream looking for a suitable place to have lunch beside the top end of the Clarence River.
Soon after we decided to travel downstream looking for a campsite, and with a 10 kilometre river frontage, the only problem is that around each corner we just found a better site, eventually we found one high above the river, with views to die for. After we tagged this site we decided to visit Wavehill Station which was only just across the river.BUT - to get there was a 70 minute trip- bugger !.
Well we found our way to Wavehill, and were greeted by the owners who gave us a mud map of the propety and a key for the gates. Now this station is pretty rugged, and we had to 4wd into the 2 campsites- it is a spectacular place but caution is needed if you were to tow a camper into these campsites. Well it was mid afternoon and Brad decided to take us on a loop around on the Carnham Road and Hanging rock road, which passes through Carnham and Coombadjha,and eventually comes out on the Gwyder highway about 60 west of Grafton. This drive was great with heaps of scenery- from rolling hills to pretty rugged mountains, crisscrossing streams and then traversing along side of the Mann River untill we hit the tar.
All we had left was a 80 min drive home. Was a good day.........
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