Things To Do
There really is the option of doing very little at all. A bit of cooking, a cup of tea, a cold beer, sit around the fireplace, watch the wallabies, read a book, sleep in, relax, watch the moon rise . . . On the farm you can sit by the creek, go swimming, have an outdoor fire, visit milking cows and farm animals, go bushwalking further afield or just stay undisturbed in the cottage.
Things to do for the more adventurous: Rock climbing in Urbenville: Urbenville has some great places for rock climbers, have a look at www.thecrag.com/climbing/australia/nothern-rivers-urbenville
Locally, within ten minute’s drive there’s Tooloom Falls and Tooloom National Park and Lookout, great short trips out.
A good half day trip is to Queen Mary Falls, near Killarney in Qld, or further on to the rest of Main Range National Park: www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/main-range/about.html Queen Mary Falls is about 40 minutes drive from Wallaby Creek and has a great short circuit track to the bottom of the falls with beautiful forest, also good picnic facilities and a kiosk.
Border Ranges National Park, in NSW to the east of Wallaby Creek, has lots of good short walks to chose from and some magnificent forests: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0050
To the west, for a day trip, there’s Boonoo Boonoo National Park with good swimming holes and Bald Rock National Park for a fantastic short rock climb: www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0056 and www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=n0001
Then there’s local towns Kyogle to the south-east, with easy relaxed shopping and lots of cafes: www.visitkyogle.com.au and Stanthorpe to the north-west with great local wineries and other attractions: www.granitebeltwinecountry.com.au
But really, don’t forget to just take some time and relax . . .