Taking a drive on Sunday


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I love going out for day trips and getting out of the house. Nissan kindly lent me the latest Nissan Pathfinder which is a 7-seater SUV that we are loving. With a new car in the driveway I knew we would have fun taking it out for the day. We decided to head to Wiseman’s Ferry for lunch and it turned out to be the most beautiful day. You wouldn’t know it was autumn with the sun shining and temperature reaching 29º.

Wiseman’s Ferry is just over an hour from the city. Once you get on to Old Northern Road you just keep heading north and keep following the signs for lemons, figs, fresh flowers and stone fruit. The road gets windy as you approach with some hairpin bends. Make sure you stop at Hawkins lookout on the way there.

Then you arrive in the very cute little Wiseman’s Ferry and you feel like you are millions of miles away from the suburbs. It definitely feels like a little village far far away.

I thought we’d have lunch at the Wisemans Inn , which has a big outside garden and a jumping castle, but then I saw the picturesque view from Busby’s and decided we’d treat ourselves to a lovely lunch there. Even the view from the car park is something special.

It was so quiet and peaceful on the balcony….until we got there. Just kidding. We were on our best behaviour and there was another family with a child….as we sat down with our 6. I’m used to people counting heads but menus, lemonades and iPhones kept little ones quiet until lunch arrived. The kids’ meals were huge and so delicious and I was very old school with my quiche and salad and coffee. The servings were generous and it was such a great little lunch. I love when you have a change of plans and it turns out perfectly.

And how is the view? Million dollar views from our table! We definitely were made to feel welcome with our big crowd and seating us all was no problem.

After lunch we had a little walk around and look at the shops.

Then if you take a short drive further you hit the water and kiosk and fun playgrounds for the kids.  

I had to remind myself where we were because now I felt like I was in Northern NSW with all the sun, water and trees everywhere. If you need to escape for the day then this is the place to do it.

Back in the car and time to head home with a pit stop for some afternoon tea at Glenorie Bakery, which I’d read about in a few itineraries for day trips to Wiseman’s Ferry.

These tarts were delicious and there was quite a crowd for  a Sunday afternoon but plenty of seating inside and out. Also a cute gift shop in the same complex if you have time and like to browse. And shop. I left my wallet in the car which was probably a good thing. That and the girls wanted to get back in the car and watch the rest of Tangled. The Pathfinder has its own entertainment system so the kids were really excited to get back in to watch the rest of the DVD from their seats. Truth be told they are excited to go anywhere in the car because they can watch DVDs in the back. We watched Kung Fu Panda on the way there and Tangled on the way home.

All in all we had the nicest day out. If you haven’t been to Wiseman’s Ferry yet then you need to get there. I can’t believe I’ve never been before. And I think while we have the car we might need to do a day trip down to the Southern Highlands as it’s been too long since I’ve been down there too. The Pathfinder is roomy and comfortable inside so it definitely made driving with the family easy and enjoyable. Don’t you just love day trips and making memories. We do!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing more of our adventures in the Nissan Pathfinder. 


  1. Hi Corri! We love Wisemans Ferry. We go there all the time in Summer and my children love to swim in the river. We have a little rubber boat, that they like to row about on and also rubber rings. It is such a fun day out. Julie

  2. Lulita Lee says:

    We have the exact same car, Pathfinder TI 4WD. We love it! Hubby is ex-Toyota and a real car buff, he lovesssss the Pathfinder especially the multi-angled camera and the screens that can play 2 movies at the same time. We haven’t been to Wisemans Ferry yet, it sounds so nice. Maybe we will give it a go with our Pathfinder.

    • Isn’t it great? The car and the camera, I’ve been really enjoying driving it and yep the camera is fabulous. Great to see your hubby is a convert:) Thank you so much for your comment.

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