We arrived in Brisbane this evening at about seven, after four days driving from Sydney. Our route was Sydney – Tamworth – Grafton – Byron Bay – Rathdowney – Brisbane.

Australian roads are generally very good, and the driving went without any major trouble, except for when we decided to drive all the way to Rathdowney yesterday, and had to drive in the dark on a narrow road through the Border Ranges national park, with huge trailers coming the other way. It was a bit scary, but we took it slowly. We stopped at a nice little motel in Rathdowney, and had a wonderful steak-dinner there.

This morning we went for a walk in the Mt. Barney national park, to a site called the ‘Lower Portals’. It was a nice path through the forest, and I used the opportunity to have a short dip in a beautiful rocky pool. The water was very cold, but it was worth it, and I quickly got warm again going back down in the sunshine.

The next couple days we’ll spend in Brisbane, getting to know the city, and maybe book a whale watching trip. We are also planning to take a daytrip to Steve ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Irwin’s Australia Zoo.