On day four of our trip to Armidale we went on a round trip to see Wollomombi Gorge along the Waterfall Way then turn off at Ebor and take Guyra Road to Guyra to see Mother of Ducks Lagoons then back to our motel in Armidale.
Monday, May 31, 2021
Friday, May 28, 2021
After lunch on the third day we set off to see Gotswyck Chapel or more properly known as 'All Saints Anglican Church.' It was built in 1921 by the widow of Clive Dangar (1882-1918) who was killed in WW1. It is a tiny chapel standing all alone in the country. It is actually on private property.
The name Gotswyck refers to Gotswyck Station (ranch) that has been owned by the same family for five generations since 1834. Originally owned by Edward Gotswyck in 1833 it was quickly sold to Henry Dangar. It was 48,000 acres and he ran up to 120,000 sheep. Early workers were mostly convicts. The property is smaller today (13,000 acres) but still in the Dangar family.
Then we set off to see the Dangars Gorge and falls named after Henry Dangar.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
After breakfast, we set off to explore the villages of Uralla and Walcha, which are just a short drive south of Armidale. The morning was cold and a cloud of fog had settled in the valley.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Last week we did a road trip to Armidale in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales. It is 1000m above sea level. This area is called New England because it has the four distinct seasons and Autumn leaves. This is why we went there, to see the Autumn leaves. Unfortunately, we were too late, most leaves had fallen.