As many know, if you are fortunate enough to be able to get away out of school holiday periods, then you get good pricing on things like accommodation and meals. And on top of that, there are some fantastic occasions that happen in regional Australia, one of which is the Jacaranda Festival in Grafton, NSW.
I learnt of a couple of new concepts during our trip of the NSW Northern River areas. One focused on the here and now as well as the future, the other a result of millions of years of nature at work.
Over the years newspapers and television had given me the impression that cult membership and “the hippy lifestyle” would be the general way of life in the hinterland of the NSW northern rivers region.
You can get another fabulous splash of spring colour with a drive of just over a 2 hours north from the centre of Sydney. The Hunter Valley Gardens in Pokolbin now lays claim to being Australia’s largest display gardens.