Our last day of The Roadtrip Diaries project started with an early morning hike down to treachery.
The Frenchies got wet and surfed, while we enjoyed being immersed in the yellow, blue and green contrast of nature that surrounded us.
We took to the road headed for our final destination Catherine Hill Bay.
A bush fire had just recently ripped through Catherine Hill Bay destroying everything in its path, even the historic pier was damaged. We made our way down a trail through a post apocalyptic scene before arriving at a cliff appropriately named “spinal tap” the idea is to run and jump out off the 25 m cliff to avoid hitting the rocks below. Everyone seemed hesitant at first but it was only a matter of time before one of us took it on with everyone following.
“the craziest experience of my life” said one traveller. it surely was an epic climax to the trip.
The last experience we would share together was exactly how it started. A BBQ in a scenic location with good wine (thanks Cock+ Bull!) good friends and a mesmerizing sunset.
We would like to thank everyone who shared this experience with us Anthea, Luke, Jarrad , Emma from Australia, Erica and Tyler from America, Kari and Shannelle from Canada, Lin from Brazil, Dave from England, Peirre and Perrick from France, Mark and Gemma from Scotland, Florian and Phillip from Austria, Hannah, Erik, Jonah from Sweden and all the other travellers and locals that we met along the way! Thanks to cock + bull for the wine and We Travel Company for making this trip a reality!
We scored some epic waves at Illaroo. The Frenchman were ripping!
A big breakfast then time to hit the road our next destination the Dorrigo National Park.
We took a break from the drive stopping in Coffs Harbour. We jumped the pier and attempted to slackline.
We stocked up on supplies then headed out to Dorrigo where we enjoyed a picnic in the park at the top of Dangar Falls.
After lunch we made our way down to the top of the falls to cool off in the running streams.
Here we met 3 germans and a swedish traveller we invited them to join us for a hike down to the bottom of the falls.
We were rewarded at the bottom, a 30 metre high water fall with sheer cliff faces all around.
A running creek caressed by green grass in the yonder, we swam our way to the base of falls immersing ourselves, feeling the power and engrossing ourselves in our surroundings.
We shared a cock + bull or 2 with our new friends, we were all feeling like we shared something special in this moment and were thankful for being here and having shared that amazing experience with each other! Safe travels new friends of the road! hope that you can join us for another adventure during your stay in Australia!