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Our travels to Dorrigo, Australia

A small mountain top town with a difference

rain 20 °C

March 2, 2013 - On our way from Surfers Paradise we decided to take a detour up through the Dividing Mountains to a small mountain top town approx. 8,000 feet up on top of a volcanic mountain. The road up was narrow, winding and covered with debris and raining off and on at times....we came upon several waterfalls, swollen rivers where trees are now leaning over from the raging waters and high water marks on the banks. As we climbed to 8,000 feet it was amazing how many cars we passed along the way.....once reaching the small town of Dorrigo we were greeted by an old heritage hotel from 1925.....spoke to some of the locals and they gave us some good info on things to see etc....We headed to the Dangar Falls, which was approx. 400 foot waterfall in the town....then off to the Skywalk at the Rainforest Centre....little did you know that the rainforest has some visitors that we did not welcome with open arms....they are "little black leaches" that fall from the trees onto you as you pass underneath.....we made our way to the skywalk and thought we were all safe until we returned to find Vic with 2 on him.....we striped down as close as we could be decent and left quickly.....i was so glad to escape those creatures and put my feet up on the dash of the vehicle...Vic swerved to the side of the road screaming you have one the Bottom of your Foot!!!............Yikes! i flew out of the car and screamed, scraped my foot till it was almost raw!................Gone now and so are we...never to hope to experience that again!!!! All and all it was an interesting day and we arrived at the Village Resort in Port Macquarie about 6pm that night to pouring rain, internet and TV...............aaaah! Good night for now....hope my dreams will not be of little black leaches!!! :(

Posted by jsweett 23:52 Archived in Australia

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