We left Tamworth heading north on the New England Highway. Weather was good for travelling and traffic was surprisingly light. Tamworth is at about 400 metres elevation and the road gradually climbs to be at 460 metres elevation passing through the small township of Moonbi. Then the road climbs sharply up the Moonbi Hills, named Moonbi Number 1 and Moonbi Number 2, to be between 900 and 1000 metres after the climb. There is another climb to go over Ben Lomond reaching 1400 metres before returning to about 1000 metres which is the general elevation of the higher ground until Tenterfield.
Moving north, around the edge of Armidale and through Glen Innes, we passed through mainly grazing country. These paddocks are usually well-stocked with sheep but numbers were down today.
At Tenterfield we left the New England Highway, turning onto the Bruxner Highway for the drive down the Great Dividing Range escarpment to Casino. This is a road we have travelled many times before; we have become familiar with the hills and overtaking lanes. Arriving in Casino we parked the caravan in its parking spot beside the house and began unpacking. Our early 2014 trip was over.