North of Gleniffer wound the Promised Land loop. A name like that generates high expectations. Let’s see what we found.
Rolling pastures and rainforested hills.
Old wooden bridges over a clear, cold stream.
Never Never Creek that would be a perfect place to cool off on a steamy summer’s day.
It was obvious even after a quick drive-through why the early settlers thought this vale the land of fairy tale. Enchanting.
Ten kilometres north of Bellingen lies the hamlet of Gleniffer, in the vale just below the Dorrigo escarpment. It’s a good place to go on a leisurely drive or cycle. Last time I was here was over 10 years ago, but it hasn’t grown much since.
The community was built on dairy, and there were still a few cows grazing although they were more beef cows.
There was a cute church.
And a hall. And not much else. But everything was well-kempt, meaning that there must be an active community hereabouts.