New South Wales

Gundagai by Liesl Pfeffer


Gundagai, New South Wales
February 2018

I split the 12 hour drive from Hill End to Melbourne into two days, and stopped pretty much halfway home in the outback town of Gundagai. I arrived at dusk, set up my tent by the river, and walked into town for an eggplant parma and a gin and tonic. After a month of cooking all my own meals, it was rather wonderful. 

The Bogey Hole by Liesl Pfeffer

The Bogey Hole, Newcastle, NSW
January 2017

The Bogey Hole is a heritage-listed sea bath in Newcastle, considered to be the oldest surviving European construction in the city area. Swimming in the Bogey Hole in the late afternoon of a crushingly hot Australian summer day was incredibly magical. 

Weird Twelve Mile Creek by Liesl Pfeffer

Twelve Mile Creek, NSW
January 2017

One of the weirder campground's I've stayed at—the park at Twelve Mile Creek had a teddy bear walking track featuring hundreds of toys nailed to the trees. I couldn't tell if it was a visionary outsider artist project or genuine attempt at a tourist attraction aimed at kids.