NSW Road Trip - Day 1

Lochie hits the road for a road trip through New South Wales. Day one sees him drive to Canberra, stopping off at Albury...

One of the most addictive things about travelling is setting off on the journey, and not knowing exactly what lies ahead. Another is the simple fact that it's the ideal way to forget about work and other commitments and just have the time to relax. With all of that in mind, there can be no better way to enjoy the 4 day weekend then heading off on a road trip!

First stop, Albury

First stop, Albury

Over the weekend, I'll travel via Albury to Canberra, film at a few locations in the nation's capital, then drive back to Victoria stopping off at the historic town of Beechworth. Day 1 of the trip started off nice and early- the sun was shining and the traffic wasn't too bad, so it was great to be able to turn on the radio and just enjoy the drive. On the way to Canberra I stopped off at Albury, a town I haven't been to for almost a decade. I know, Albury is a very big town by Sightsee TV standards, so I focused more on some of the nature reserves and attractions around the town - to be honest, I didn't have the time to drive into the CBD, but it looks like there's some amazing old buildings.

As well as the Botanical Gardens (possibly the best gardens I've been to), I also visited the local wetlands where there's some amazing sculptures created by an indigenous artist, and the stunningly beautiful Riverside Precinct right on the banks of the Murray.

You can walk across the dam at Lake Hume

You can walk across the dam at Lake Hume

Then it was off to Lake Hume. This man made lake has 5 times the capacity of Sydney Harbor, and is unique in that you can actually walk across the top of the dam. 4 more hours of driving, and I finally arrive at Canberra. The clouds have moved in, but hopefully it'll clear by tomorrow when I'll be filming in the parks around Lake Burley Griffin, then heading into the mountains to visit the National Botanic Gardens. Keep an eye on the Sightsee TV Facebook page and website for more blogs over the next 3 days!