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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:17 am

    Heading home from Brisbane, Qld on the Pacific Highway. Welcome to NSW. The Queensland/New South Wales border.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:18 am

    Our neck of the woods. We live in the Northern Rivers region.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:20 am

    On the Tugun Bypass. This tunnel goes under the runway for the Gold Coast airport. 
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:21 am

    Part of the very welcome Tweed Bypass. This has diverted the through traffic on the Pacific Highway, from the notorious Sexton Hill, Banora Point section of the Pacific Highway. It is now just for local traffic.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:22 am

    Coming down from the Tweed bypass onto the Barney's Point Bridge The Pacific Ocean is visible on the horizon.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:24 am

    Barney's Point Bridge crossing the Tweed River.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:25 am

    Chinderah sevice centre.Very popular with distance travellers & long-haulage truckies.
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:26 am

    One of my favourite Pacific Highway wildlife corridor tunnels. This is the longest& runs under a narrow ridge..
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:30 am

    Mt Warning in the smoke & eucalypt haze. Looks like the profile of a reclining person.


    Here is some information on Mt Warning.  Mt Warning NSW
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    Post by Joy on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:32 am

    More to come.  :cool4:
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    Post by granny on Sat 02 Aug 2014, 11:33 pm

    :smile:  :wow:  :thankyou:   Wonderful pictures Joy!!  The tunnel at the airport was great.  Is this a very busy airport?
         Your pictures of Mt warning are wonderful!  Thanks so much for the site to read more.  Fascinating.
         The wildlife tunnel was great.  I hope that keeps a bunch of kangaroos from getting run over by all the traffic.
         Your highways all look so good!  You must not get the potholes like we do here.
         Thanks again for taking the pictures and posting them. :photos: Looking forward to more!!
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    Post by Joy on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 11:26 am

    Many thanks, Granny.  :D  The Gold Coast is a major tourist hub of Australia so its airport is very busy with its many tourists. It has regional, domestic & international services.  The international airlines bring in  tourists from all over the world, especially Asia. When we first used this airport many years ago, it was just a small basic terminal with only domestic & regional services. Now it is a full blown fancy terminal with all the trimmings.  :lol2:

    Not only are there these wildlife corridor tunnels there are the wildlife protective fences by the roadside in the national park areas. Both seem to be successful as we generally don't see any roadkill along the Pacific Highway. If you hit a kangaroo while doing 100-110kph it would cause a major accident if not fatalities. Lovesick male koalas like to wander at night so these safety features help save their lives. 

    We do get potholes elsewhere but we don't seem to see any on the double-laned dual carriageway parts of the Pacific Highway. Then again they are always working on it so any potholes would be seen to quickly. They do happen on the old parts such as the bit south of Ballina which will be replaced. Even there they do get patched reasonably quickly.   :good:
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    Post by Joy on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 2:11 pm

    Continuing south along the Pacific Highway towards home.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 2:13 pm

    The second of the three wildlife corridor bridges on this stretch of the Pacific Highway.
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    Post by Joy on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 2:15 pm

    It is still winter here in Australia. 

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