September Road Trip

Boulder Lodge, Tenterfield

Earlier this year my family and I spent a lovely week at Boulder Lodge near the historic town of Tenterfield. We liked it so much, we headed back for another few nights this September. For something different, we decided to drive back the entire way along Mount Lindesay Road/Highway. It turned out to be a great decision, as that route featured some beautiful countryside, including some majestic mountains we had never considered visiting before. Here's a collection of photos from our trip.

Basket Swamp Falls. Right next door to Boulder Lodge, but still 30 minutes to the falls in a 4WD. As with so many other places we visited, we were the only people there.
Boonoo Boonoo (pronounced Bunna Bunnoo). The rockpools at the top of the falls. These falls are where Banjo Patterson proposed to Alice Walker.
Our budding photographer at Boonoo Boonoo.
Morgan's Gully in Boonoo Boonoo National Park. This is an old goldfield. Just up from here there's a hand dug water race and plenty of evidence of gold mining activity (but, sadly, no gold).
Bald Rock is the largest granite rock in the Southern Hemisphere. It is an exposed part of the New England Batholith. Twenty minutes up the road from Boulder Lodge.
The coloured streaks on Bald Rock as the sun goes down.
Bald Rock at Sunset.
Mount Barney in Queensland's Scenic Rim.
The unique peak of Mount Lindesay. With Mount Barney right next to it, this region is incredibly beautiful. I guess that's why they call it the Scenic Rim.
Mount Lindesay and surrounds.
Boulder Lodge. So named because its northern wall is a large granite boulder.
Boulder Lodge is set on 500 hectares of bushland. There are lots of beautiful wildflowers such as this Wax Lip Orchid.

We had a wonderful time. I can't recommend Boulder Lodge highly enough. The Lodge itself is beautifully appointed, and the grounds are home to hundreds of wallabies, birds, flowers and magnificent rock formations.

If you are ever down Tenterfield way and you're heading back to Brisbane, try the long way home along Mount Lindesay Road and Highway. You won't be disappointed.

Thanks to Karen for taking these photos and Claire for helping me write this story.