May 2016: Newnes, NSW

Time to pack the camper trailer again and head away for the weekend.  This time a trip close to Sydney at a place called Newnes in Wollemi National Park.  The campground can be busy and full of some not so pleasant campers but at this time of year it is not that bad.

The campsite is set in the valley surrounded by an amazing escarpment. Don't be fooled by the old hotel building as you wont find any beer here any more.


From here it is a quick drive then walk around the abandoned shale mine.

We chose Newnes as a base to explore the Glow worm caves and do some 4WDing following Blackfellows Hand Trail, the upper section of the Spanish Steps (didn't go the whole way) through to the State Forest.

Heading home I thought I would give the trailer a bit of a work out.

Finishing of the trip with a quick stop at the old Zig Zag railway before heading home.