After a really nice coffee there, we drove out past the enormous piles of wood at the timber yards waiting to be milled.
The road to Walpole was a scenic drive through forests, the huge trees obviously benefitting from the abundant rainfall. We had lunch in Walpole town centre, under a shelter specially set up for rain challenged picnickers. It was cold and draughty!
We drove the few kms to Coalmine Beach and our home for 4 nights.