Last month we became the proud owners of a wine cellar. While that sounds rather grand, the reality is that we took one narrow wall of a rather unkempt, nondescript storage area under the stairs and lined it with rows of wine racks. Empty racks that is, so for this camper trailer trip, we’re headed south on a mission to bring back some cracking wines from the Hunter Valley.
Time is on our side, so like those who’ve gone before us, we have every intention of soaking up the sights as we drive through northern and central NSW. The border between Queensland and NSW is open, but since things can fall apart quickly, we’ll stay alert, adjust our plans and embrace this new normal that is part and parcel of covid travel.
Iluka is where we’ve set up for our first stop. Blessed with beaches, the mighty Clarence River, a heritage listed rainforest and 30 minutes from popular Yamba, Iluka made for an excellent stay.
Iluka has a population of 1700 and Yamba, 6000, so there’s plenty of caravan parks, cafes, shops, clubs on tap. We found it very easy camping here.
Next stop: Hat Head