Snapshots of 2021 Trips in NSW & QLD

Snapshots of 2021 Trips in NSW & QLD

In between lockdowns and border closures 2021, we’ve had opportunities to travel – from visiting relatives in Brisbane QLD to caravanning in NSW country areas.

Following are a series of snapshots that document parts of these adventures.

To Brisbane and Back

In the past we may have decided to fly to Brisbane. This trip we decided to drive because of concerns about contracting Covid during a flight. To make the drive more relaxing we stopped at the village of Sawtell NSW on our way up and Coffs Harbour on the return journey.

Sawtell Beach & Heritage Village


A section of The Beach at South Bank
Brisbane City view from the Victoria Bridge
South Bank from the Victoria Bridge
Looking back to the Victoria Bridge
The City and Storey Bridge from a river ferry
Howard Smith Wharf Restaurant under The Storey Bridge
Tour Ferry on Brisbane River
The beautiful Kimberley

Coffs Harbour

View of headland and boat harbour from Coffs Harbour Beach
View of Boat Harbour from Headland
Out came the rainbow, and then it rained

Caravan Trips with Friends

Booti Booti National Park NSW

Beach at the Ruins Camp Site, Booti Booti National Park
Lace Monitor (Goanna)
National Motorcycle Museum, Nabiac


This small village is named after Edward Hargraves, who is credited with being the first to discover gold in Australia.

Hill End

A gold mining town from the 1850’s not far from Hargraves, Hill End is well preserved.


Sofale was also a gold rush town of late 1900’s. However, it has developed into a working tourist village.

Looking towards Sofala on our way from Hill End

Kandos, The town that built Sydney

Kandos is famous for cement making. The area was unique in that it had the right resources for making cement (e.g. coal and lime). So in 1916 it became the first place to manufacture Portland Cement in Australia.

Among many other items, the museum displays the large cylindrical cement making machinery
One room of the museum, with tour guide (retired engineer) to left in photo

Have you had the opportunity to travel in 2021? Feel free to briefly share your travel experiences in the comments below.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 07:32h, 07 July Reply

    Beautiful photos Alistair, thank you for sharing. They are all places we would like to go back to, especially to ride along the river in Brisbane. Cheers Barbara

  • margiem
    Posted at 20:29h, 11 July Reply

    More lovely photos, Al. They never disappoint. And it’s great that you have been out and about, helping the local economies while seeing the sights and enjoying the freedom. Let’s hope there’s more of that ahead! Cheers, Marg M

  • alistairstravel
    Posted at 11:40h, 12 July Reply

    Thanks Marg, we know the current lockdown is necessary but it is starting to feel like a drag now. can’t wait to get out on the road again. Hope you are able to move about okay.

  • Warwick R Plumridge
    Posted at 12:41h, 01 September Reply

    Alistair, even if I had the exact same camera I could not present such great pics. Thank you for reviving so many of our own great memories without buying the petrol. Fond regards to you and Maggie.

    • alistairstravel
      Posted at 12:49h, 01 September Reply

      Thank you for your comment Warwick, I do appreciate it. I am also happy that you derive some benefit from viewing the photos. Regards to you and Joy

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