Last weekend I began a trip that will eventually see us traveling from Sydney to Perth on the train and then a drive back home across the Nullabor Plain. I needed to work in Sydney on Monday and Tuesday so it seemed best to drive over the weekend and then have Jill meet me in Sydney during the week before our train trip begins on Saturday.
Taking a couple of days for this trip enabled me to take it easy and visit some of the towns that are now bypassed by the highway. I travelled though Healesville and over the Black Spur to Albury via Benalla. On the second day, I drove straight up the Hume Highway to Sydney, arriving at about 4.30 pm.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were only a few small remaining sections of single lane road and it was very easy to drive long distances in a short time. I had enough time to turn off the highway and visit some of the towns along the way such as Gundagai, Yass and Goulburn.
The photos below show:
1. Treeferns in the rain forest at Fernshaw, Victoria
2. The causeway at Gundagai, NSW
3. The Murumbidgee River at Jugiong, NSW