A couple of mates decided to head up to South West Rocks for the weekend so I headed up a day earlier taking a slightly more scenic route than the freeway. That was my first time going through some of those parts and I now wish that I'd remembered to pack my camera. Day 1 I headed up Putty Road to Singleton, then out to the coast at Seal Rocks via Dungog and Bulahdelah. Day 2 I headed up through Forster then out to Gloucester, up Thunderbolts way through Walcha and on to Armidale. Then the most interesting part came along the Armidale - Kempsey road, about 140km with at least half of it being dirt, but very well graded. Definitely worth some exploration if you're heading up that way. My only disappointment was that I had to get back to Sydney earlier than planned on Monday which made me take the more direct route. Can't wait to get back up that way and see some more of those roads through the range.