Woodenbong takes its name from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘ducks on water’.
Though it’s the epitome of a sleepy country town these days with just over 300 residents, 23 million years ago an enormous shield volcano exploded in the area creating the nearby peaks of Glassy Mountain, Edinburgh Castle and Dome Mountain. Today these peaks are cloaked in remnants of the World Heritage Listed Gondwana Rainforest and protected in Toonumbar National Park.
From the lofty heights of Stanthorpe, we cruise across the NSW border downhill through plenty of twists and turns and hug the valleys and ridgelines through the mountains towards Woodenbong and the Border Ranges. We’ll stop for tucker among the flowers at a lavender farm, lunch at Legume and a final pit stop at a delightful historic church at Koreelah. Long option number three will take riders north over the border to the quaint township of Killarney and back. A long but leafy day in the saddle.
Thursday 7th September 2017
Stanthorpe to Woodenbong | 104 km
|Tim and Maggies Party Band||7-9pm|
Our all-time CQ favourite Tim and Maggie will travel all the way to Woodenbong to entertain us once again.