Preview from the Bash Bulletin
Day 1 sees us leaving Baulkham Hills for Inverell where we catch up with our Bash mates we haven’t seen for 12 months. Traditionally we start off our night’s proceedings with the famous WASHER TOSS with the winner of this exciting game of chance grabbing the opportunity to be the first car out of town the following morning.
Highlights along the way
We’re looking forward to seeing Jim and Carole Lewis, owners and sponsors of Car 999A and long-time Bashers, at the dinner in Inverell.
The shortest route from Baulkham Hills to Inverell is about 559 km (about 8 hours driving).
Most of the day we’ll be traveling through the New England region of NSW. The region has a variety of landscapes, with plains in the west, but the area we’ll probably be going through follows the top of the Great Dividing Range. The area has 27 national parks, many with waterfalls and streams. The main cities are Tamworth and Armidale.
Nundle is in the foothills of the Great Diving Range, in the upper reaches of the Peel River. In years past gold was fossicked in the Peel River. Nundle is a picturesque town, with an old woollen mill, and court house.
We will be having lunch at the DAG Sheep Station, just outside of Nundle, where the 100-year old shearing shed has been converted into a wedding and conference centre.
Inverell is known for its sapphires, is in a valley, beside the Macintyre River.