Hugging the coast we passed through Lennox Head and Ballina before hitting Highway 1 and cruising inland towards Grafton.
Grafton's purple Jacaranda trees were in full blossom and were very pleasing on the eye. After lunch by the river (avoiding the locals) we headed off towards Nymboida. After making a few turns we we once again back on the dirt and following the Boyd River.
Mid afternoon we pulled into the abandoned village of Dalmorton in the Guy Fawkes NP, an awesome little camp. Luckily for us, we thought we had the entire camp to ourselves.
After an afternoon swim we were busy relaxing in the hammocks when company arrived. With our fellow campers deciding the spot right next to us was most suitable for them (they even asked us to move our car so they could get closer), we packed up and moved our camp to a more private area. As all the sites were awesome so it didn't really matter.
With plenty of suitable hammock hanging trees it wasn't long before we were once again busy relaxing.
Daylight savings proved to be a hit again with plenty of daylight for cooking and washing up. After a billy warmed hot shower we retired to Camp 4 for night 150 in the tent for 2012.
Our leisurely start to this morning consisted of a light breakfast and morning swim before packing up camp and heading further into the Guy Fawkes NP. The dirt roads weaved through a mix of NP, conservation area and forestry. Similar to home.
Hitting the black stuff again we stopped at Ebor Falls for lunch. Impressive falls and not what we expected to see out here.
Continuing a bit further south we turned into the New England NP and made our way up the steep climb to Point Lookout.
This area obviously gets quite a bit more rain and snow that its current dry state shows. Nonetheless the views were spectacular and on a clear day we think you would be able to see the coast (Coff's Harbour is only 60km away), on a really clear day you could maybe even see the lights of Auckland.
The camp area at the bottom of the hill was very inviting so we set up Camp 4 at Thungutti on the Styx River.