Saturday, 17 January 2015

Ted's Tours

Friday - We haven't seen any Aussie wildlife yet on this trip .... so today we took ourselves off to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

Saturday our Aussie buddies Ted & Jill picked us up from our hotel and took us on a tour of the Hinterland; a fertile mountainous region ( The Great Divide)  with vast lush valleys, plateau's and  huge forests, Ted being a committed biker all his life took us on some of his favourite biking roads. Up over Tomewin Range through the Tweed valley to Tumblegum Tavern  on the Tweed river for where we were treated to lunch. Through Murwillumbah, Tyalgum and along the Numinbah valley stopping at Chillingham for coffee. Up through Beechmont where we stopped to watch paragliders launch themselves of a hill. We made a final refreshment break at a Canungra Hotel for a cool beer, then it was  through Nerang  back to the Gold Coast.

We had a terrific day with Jill and Ted, their pride in their country shone through during our tour... we last met over seven years ago when they visited us for the IOM TT, as with all true friends you make in life, today seemed as if we were never apart.

Sue waiting outside the hotel for Ted's Tours

Sue with Jill & Ted at the Tumblegum Tavern

Coffee stop.

Tourist map.

Over looking the Tweed valley

Megget Reservoir
The Gold Coast 

Paragliding off a hill


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