Road Trip #3 Country Roads

According to The Encyclopedia of the Nations, in 1996 Australia had 913,000 kilometres (567,338 miles) of roads. Of these, only 353,331 kilometres (219,559 miles) were paved. The rest were rural roads; gravel or dirt tracks connecting bush towns and farms, city to country.

Off the beaten track between Dorrigo and Coffs Harbour, NSW

Off the beaten track between Dorrigo and Coffs Harbour, NSW

Arumpo Road, on the way to Lake Mungo National Park, southwest NSW

Arumpo Road, on the way to Lake Mungo National Park, southwest NSW

Road to The Wall, Kroombit Tops National Park

Road to The Wall, Kroombit Tops National Park, central QLD

The Lyell Highway, through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

The Lyell Highway, through the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Tasmania

The main street of Terang, western district, Victoria.

The main street of Terang, western district, Victoria.

Listen to the bellbirds on this isolated bush track near Tenterfield, New South Wales.

The pace is slower. The country scenery is superb. Enjoy the serenity.

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16 thoughts on “Road Trip #3 Country Roads

  1. Wow, Carol, that’s a lot of unpaved roads. I guess everyone there must own a 4WD? The Road to the Wall looks really rough, like some of what I drove on in Oman. I love the sounds of the bellbirds. 🙂

  2. I used to love ‘off-roading’ in the wadi’s in the UAE. Of course, we had the right car for the job. The roads usually looked like the road to The Wall, and worse. We were always getting stuck in the middle of nowhere. Never heard of a bellbird but they sound sweet and a bit spooky!

  3. Aww, wonderful video, but I thought I was going to hear YOUR voice as well. The bellbirds sound beautiful, and I’ve never heard anything like them. The pictures of the roads are gorgeous. I love the snowy one, Walcroombit National Park and the railroad best. OK that’s most of them. Hard to pick which one is best! That’s what makes it such a great post. 🙂

  4. Wonderful way to show the roads around the place, you just never know what sort of road you will find if you go off the main ones, I’ve found some interesting ones. Great post Carol.

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