Road tripping: Submerged in nature

HMAS Otway Submarine in Holbrook, New South Wales

Wagga > Livingstone National Park > Holbrook > Henty > Wagga
Round-trip: Approximately 250 kilometres

9am to 11am

Access Livingstone National Park via Wrigleys Road, to the south of Wagga Wagga on the Holbrook Road and get a feel for the landscape that existed in the area before agricultural development.

Home to a colony of squirrel gliders, one of only two colonies left within southern New South Wales, three types of orchids and over 100 species of native birds, including the swift and superb parrots, this is a true nature fix.

11.30am to 1pm

In Holbrook, the HMAS Otway and Submarine Museum will fill you in on so many interesting parts of Australian history. You’ll be amazed you didn’t already know it, and you can play in the sub’s control room!

Wander through the National Museum of Australian Pottery or Woolpack Inn Museum on your way to lunch.

2pm to 2.30pm

On the Culcairn to Walla Walla Road, is a massive white granite outcrop known as Morgan’s Lookout. In what is otherwise low undulating country, bushranger Dan Morgan is alleged to have used this granite rock formation as a vantage point to watch for approaching police, you can now climb or picnic whilst taking in magnificent views of the region.

3pm to 4pm

If you don’t sing the Henty Field Days jingle when you see the name Henty, you definitely need to call in to the Headlie Taylor Header Museum to find out more about how Henty has played such an important role in the history of modern grain harvesting technology and innovation.

First published: 17 Jan 2018.