When I say “the outback”, what does your mind conjure? Deserts full of sand and snakes? And all those typical Australian themes. How about rainforests and creeks on the QLD–NSW border?
Over the break, my family went to Springbrook. We travelled around the Currumbin area, visited the Valley Rock pools, the Natural Bridge and did several short bush walks at the Cougal National Park. We had lunch at the Natural Arch Cafe (known as the Two Pines Cafe), a small shop that is great for a stop, where you can sit in the sunshine, and there is even room for the kids to play soccer while they are waiting. It’s a little quaint and does conjure up “a small country cafe”….
In all, it was a good day but a very tiring one, as we ended up driving approx 170kms! On the way home, we had dinner at the famous Yatala pie shop! The pies and desserts are well worth it, especially the chicken and vegetable, the beef, and the apple pie and caramel tarts! It is very well known and has historical roots which are pictured on the wall of the shop. A great place to stop by.
Here are the pictures, and I hope they provide some inspiration for a road trip or two…