PenUltimate Destinations


17-21 April, 2014

Following our 4 days in Tathra with Jay, Lucy and family, we set out solo for Jindabyne with the goal of having a bit of a look around the NSW Snowy Mountains. We were expecting it to be cold, so Rach made the call to get a powered site at the Snowline Holiday Park.

Rach enjoying a family ride around the lake, with the campsite in the background.

The fan heater was packed so as the sun came down in the evening the annexe sides were closed and the heater was cranked up to keep us toasty warm inside.

When all the sides came down, the blow heater came out and we were toasty inside!

We visited Thredbo on Easter Saturday, where Ella did some great riding on the pump track, and then we go the chairlift to the top of the mountain to have lunch at the highest restaurant in Australia at about 1850m above sea level. We enjoyed the views before coming back to the village to have a walk around. It was really impressive how busy Thredbo was at this time of the year. They have done a great job opening up a number of mountain biking trails – it was a shame to leave without riding them but this holiday was about spending time together as a family – there will be plenty of other opportunities to ride.


Ella ripping up the pump track!

My gorgeous girls at the Eagles Nest restaurant.

On Saturday night we went to the Thai restaurant attached to the caravan park… which was pretty ordinary. Lucas wasn’t feeling that well, so he and Rach went back to bed, and Ella and I went into Jindabyne to see the Lakelight Sculpture Festival. There were some really interesting and clever sculptures. Ella showed some of her sense of humour when she pointed out some of the more interesting sculptures!

“What do you think these sculptures are Daddy?” (And thanks, I enjoyed my chocolate ice cream!)

On Easter Sunday we went for a drive up to Perisher to attend a combined Church service at the chapel on Front Valley. There weren’t many people there, but it was a really nice little church that runs for the duration of winter. I also ran into a friend of mine, Myles, who was there with his family. Turned out that his father in law was the pastor of the Church. We ended up having lunch with them before heading back into Jindabyne for our last night.

Easter Sunday – The Alpine Church at Perisher

A leisurely pack up on Monday morning let the frost melt off the tent and the car before we were back on the road with all of the lemmings heading back in to Sydney at the end of the Easter long weekend. We were thankful to be heading away again in only a matter of days, so it didn’t feel so bad returning to Sydney!

Yes, it was coooold overnight!


Amazingly this 4 night stay takes our running total to 150 nights in the camper since September 2010. That time has flown past and can’t wait for the next 150!

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