Lunch passed on the veranda of the Killarney Hotel with conversation topics ranging from the merits of wet weather gear in flooded streams to the intricacies of opal trading. It was a great way to pass the time but eventually it was time to get going. For most of the group this meant heading north east back to Beaudesert but for me, due to the late hour, it was time to make my way back into New South Wales.
The return trip started with a detour over the Acacia Plateau and its neon green pastures before making my way through to Tooloom Falls just out of Urbenville. It is a really pretty spot and the recent rain had the falls flowing again. It is one of the few spots around where forestry trails beckon by crossing edge of a waterfall too.
Continuing east, I reached the dirt bike Mecca of Woodenbong and its myriad of single-track. The opportunity to get amongst trails scattered with leaf litter was too much and I diverted in looking for a bit of fun on the way home.