Day 24 - Monday 21 July 2014
Forecast for today was partly cloudy and a maximum of 21 degrees. This morning we had a brief shower or two but decided to continue with our plans to go for a tourist drive. We drove down to Tweed Heads and visited the Tourist Information Centre looking for information on some of the local tourist drives. As we drove up from Yamba last week we had noticed signs for several tourist drives but needed a bit of info on where they went. We settled on the Border Ranges Circuit which took us south east from Tweed Heads through Murwillumbah to Kyogle.
While the drive took us through picturesque country-side the road was very winding and narrow with no opportunity to pull off for photo stops. For most of the trip we had an 80 kph speed limit which was almost unattainable given the rough road conditions. The Border Ranges Circuit took in the Tweed Valley Lookout, the Pinnacle Lookout and the Blackbutt's Lookout and included about 48 kms of unsealed road. By the time we got to the start of the gravel road it was 4:30 pm and we were concerned about continuing and ending up finishing in the dark. The gravel road had already deteriorated into a narrow muddy track so we gave up and returned the way that we had come, there being no other alternative route back to Tallebudgera. In any event we did most of the return trip in the dark.
End result no photos from the Border Ranges.