Our Trip To Western Australia travel blog

No not the Grandis... but its tall

Approaching the viewing area

Not quite to the viewing platform

The Grandis and I......

Logging has been going on here for some time....

Gracie enjoys the beach

Our time in Taree (Tuncurry - we moved from Harrington) is drawing to a close. Just whipping some loose ends or if you prefer tying some loose ends. Hopefully we will leave Tuesday, stop overnight somewhere and get back home on Wednesday.

Today for some variety we went for a drive to see “The Grandis” the tallest known tree in NSW. It’s a Eucalyptus Grandis or Flooded Gum. A spectacular tree even by WA standards; 72M tall and 3.5M diameter at the base and not easy to find unless you know where to go. The turn off is on the Lakes Way near the intersection of the Pacific Freeway not far north of Bulahdelah and the rustic dirt road runs through to the old Pacific Hwy, a good way to remember just how bad the Pacific Hwy was in days gone by. Bought us out at Coolongolook. Stopped at the Salty Dog for lunch and I have always wanted to stop there and in all the years we have been regularly driving to Taree we have never stopped there before. Very nice food at sensible prices. Only having toast for dinner, might sneak some doggy biscuits….

The Tuncurry beach Van Park is quite good, backs onto the beach and is nice and quiet if busy.

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