Nursing a small hangover from the previous day of drinking the hunter valley dry, I limped on towards the next stop, Tamworth! Tamworth is home to about 50,000 people and is famous for it's annual Country music festival, the largest of it's kind in the southern hemisphere.
The drive from Hunter Valley to Tamworth was stunning, the landscape is simply breath-taking and you can't help but marvel at the sheer amount of space we have in this country. Travelling alone, I get a lot of time to think. And on this leg I couldn't stop thinking of the insane contrast of incredibly expensive living in Sydney/Melbourne compared to the sheer ridiculous abundance of cheap land in regional areas. Hopefully one day we'll figure out how to attract people from the big cities to develop the regional ones.
Driving into Tamworth I took the obligatory photo of the big Golden Guitar (expect photos of a lot of big things on this road trip).
And then checked out the view from Oxley's Lookout, which offered a great vista of the surrounding region.
Sadly, there doesn't seem to be much happening on a Sunday in Tamworth at this time of the year. So this afternoon I've dropped in to a few hostels to tell them about ParkMyVan and then found my camp site for the evening.
Till next time!