Meet at Beetroot'd at a time and date to suit you and your co-riders. Enjoy a coffee and excellent home-made pastries & cakes.
A locality - known for its dairying and timber in past years.
Once a centre of dairyin g and timber-logging. Now features a magnificent Macadamia plantation, a worthwhile visit.
Capital of the Comboyne Plateau and head of the Camden Haven River and streams. Now a "boutique" village, well worth browsing and having morning tea. Visit the local cheese factory.
Turn-off for Elands and the spectacular Ellenborough Falls.
Continue on Colling Rd.
More a location than anything else.....a few village buildings.
Follow the signs to Ellenborough Falls.
Enjoy a break here and do the walk to the top of the falls, at least.
After visiting the Falls, continue along Bulga Road to Wingham. Have a break, refuel and get ready for the leg to Gloucester.
Turn right into The Bucketts Way (note the two 't's') and head to Gloucester.
Before the Pacific Highway was pushed through south of Taree way back when, people travelling by road had to take this route, which came out just south of Karuah.
Krambach was usually a refuelling and rest stop.
Feel like a rest?
Have a browse and grab a bite to eat here in Gloucester and top up your tank.
We now head north to Walcha.
The village that is named the same as the famous 'Tops'. Note that you are now on Thunderbolt's Way, named after the infamous bushranger.
You can stop and have a break here if needed.
You've now done just on 300 kms since starting. Depending upon what time you headed off from Kendall, and how long you spent at each location, you might like to spend the night here in Walcha.
Next leg takes you onto the Oxley Hwy. and off to Wauchope.
Renowned for timber up until the 1980's, Wauchope is seeing a resurgence. After the leg from Walcha you might like to have a good break here before doing the last easy few kms to Kew.
Really just a continuation of the street from Wauchope.
Cross the north-bound lane - be very careful of approaching traffic - and then turn south on the south-bound lane.
Pull up at the Royal Hotel for a well-earned rest. That completes the loop.....just shy of 500 km.