Nambucca Shire

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  • Day121

    Dolphin point

    March 20, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Helaas geen laatste reeftour, de cyclonen blijven dat tegenhouden( bijna 1 week geduld gehad) en tijdens t snorkelen bij Bundaberg verwond ik mijn handen en knieën flink. Ik zak dus verder af langs de kust : Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, Port Maquarie, met overnachting bij Captain Cook lookout, waar ik direct wel 30 dolfijnen spot .... eindelijk ook “ wilde” koala s gezien, en dan blijk ik dichtbij t koala hospital te zijn. Informatieve rondleiding aldaar, de ( half) blinde koala’s krijgen een parasol tegen de zon...Read more

  • Day165

    Immer weiter nach Süden

    March 12, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Heute waren wir wieder einmal länger mit dem Auto unterwegs. Trotzdem blieb etwas Zeit für kleinere Stopps. So zum Beispiel bei einem tollen Aussichtspunkt über Coffs Harbour und im Dorrigo Nationalpark. Hier war es wieder eindrücklich zu sehen, wie sich nur wenige Kilometer hinter der Küste die Landschaft schnell ändert und sich Viehherden, grosse Farmen, Regenwälder, tolle Flüsse und schöne Aussichtspunkte die Hand geben.Read more

  • Day100

    Beaches, Rocks, a Scary Drive & a Gaol

    November 27, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today is day 100 of our trip! First thing we did was check how Cadbury was feeling after limping yesterday. We were very happy to see that he seemed to have recovered. We packed a picnic lunch and headed south to explore some of the beaches nearby, starting with the pretty Scott’s Head with its pristine stretch of sand and aqua coloured water.

    Then we drove inland to find a picnic ground in the forest. The road was not sealed and was quite bad most of the way, narrow, winding and with large pot holes. Eventually we found the picnic ground but I wasn’t feeling the best after all the bumping around (and it was national park meaning we couldn’t take Cadbury out of the car) so after a short stop we drove a different (and much better) track back to the main highway.

    After this little 4X4 adventure we headed to South West Rocks after stopping to eat our lunch by the banks of the Macleay River at Rainbow Reach, across the river from Jerseyville.

    Next stop: South West Rocks. We drove around checking out the information Centre and the caravan park before parking and walking over the grassy hill to check out the gorgeous view of rust-brown and yellow sandstone rocks with a large expanse of blue ocean swells beyond. On either side of the rocky outcrop were beautiful expanses of white sand beaches, stretching as far as the eye could see.

    Final stop for the day was the nearby Arakoon Conservation Park to check out Trial Bay Gaol and camp ground, and the beautiful lighthouse standing proud on the tip of the peninsula. The harsh, cold stone walls of the gaol sitting high above the rocks below made the visit eerie and dramatic.

    The gaol was built to house prisoners who were brought to the area in 1886 to construct a breakwater (that was never completed) to make Trial Bay a safe harbour halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. During World War 1 the gaol was used as an internment camp for local German residents who were suspected (almost always falsely) to be conspiring with the enemy. Since then it has been left to rot and is now an historic ruin.

    We drove back to Nambucca Heads and enjoyed a bit of late afternoon sunshine outside, giving the Weber its first workout in a while, before heading inside for the night.

    Night night again from the Mid North Coast of NSW xx
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  • Day101

    Extreme Storm, Then Sunshine & Drive

    November 28, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    The day dawned fine but by mid morning the sky had darkened and the rain began to plop heavily on the metal roof of the caravan. We had no choice other than to stay put and just chill.

    The rain got heavier and we could hear rolling thunder and see lightning continuously flash across the lagoon. And then it began to hail, which I could clearly see falling on to the skylight. It was quite a show...except that I had all our linen and towels outside to dry!

    After an hour of heavy rainfall, soaking wet washing and muddy puddles everywhere, the rain stopped as suddenly as it started. And the sun shone again, the sky returned to blue and the temperature went up to 30 degrees with extreme humidity.

    We decided to go for a drive for the afternoon to Bowraville, a small inland town with lots of historic buildings. We drove through undulating, green hills until we reached town, where we stopped for a coffee and to check out the old buildings. We continued our drive to Ducks Arm to the Pub With No Beer, made famous when Slim Dusty was handed a piece of paper with a poem on it about a Queensland Pub with no beer. Slim reworked the words of the poem, set it to music and the rest is history.

    We drove back to Nambucca Heads in time to enjoy happy hour sitting by the lagoon, enjoying the changing colours of the evening sky. It was hard to tear ourselves away to make some dinner before heading inside. We brought in all our washing (now dry thank goodness) and packed up the awning and outdoor tables and chairs in preparation for moving on tomorrow.

    Night night for the last time from the Mid North Coast xx
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  • Day41

    Der Regentag

    July 15, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 14 °C

    Heute morgen sind wir irgendwann durch den brasselnden Regen auf unserem Auto Dach aufgewacht. Haben dann natürlich auch im Auto gefrühstückt und uns danach auf den Weg nach Macksville gemacht. In der Hoffnung das es eventuell aufhört zu regnen nahmen wir an einer Tankstelle erstmal eine kostenlose heiße Dusche. Danach fuhren wir weiter Richtung Kempsey um dort wenigstens im Big W und Macces etwas Internet zu haben, da heute Nachmittag alle libraries geschlossen hatten (Samstag 😏).
    Dann gings weiter Richtung Port Marquarie nach einer Unterkunft für die Nacht Ausschau halten. War nicht ganz so einfach, da den kompletten highway entlang roadwork war und nahe zu alle Rest areas dadurch geschlossen waren. Fuhren dann an eine Rest Area wo wir kostenlosen Kaffee, Tee und Kekse bekamen aber zum übernachten war diese leider nicht. Haben dann aber doch noch eine andere gefunden. Im Van dann noch ein paar runden romee gespielt und dann noch Film geschaut bis es schlafen ging.
    Aufgehört zu regnen hat es übrigens nie so richtig, mindestens genieselt hat es die ganze Zeit. Kein so schöner Tag.. brrr
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  • Day19

    V-WALL Nambucca Heads

    October 27, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Eine Outdoor Galerie wo jeder sein persönliches Kunstwerk auf einem freien Stein hinterlassen kann.
    Leider hatte ich keine Farbe dabei aber hier gab es ein paar hübsch bemalte Steine!

  • Day25

    Scott's Head

    July 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Ed kindly furnished us with freshly baked croissants for breakfast, after which we disappeared out to Tacking Point Lighthouse to whale watch as they migrated north. Apparently they come in so close to shore here to avoid the East Australian Current and we saw at least two pods passing by (as well as Ben making friends with a local who just wanted to tell him dirty jokes!)

    We decided to travel up the coastline instead of the highway today, which meant getting the ferry across from Settlement Point. We stopped briefly at the beach here, although advice to 'leave snakes alone' meant the stop was rather short (and the advice rather unnecessary!). Continuing on we reached a warning that the road was no longer serviced and the council would not accept liability for accidents. So we doubled back and took a more westerly but parallel road...which also descended into gravel madness! With no other route though, it was either gravel road or the ferry back...and as we had a hire car, we opted for the latter. Bloody Australian gravel roads.

    Further up the Pacific Highway, we stopped at Scotts Head for a coffee and wander in the sea (on a beach that actually had people on it!) before heading on to Coff's Harbour.
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  • Day85

    Captain Cook Lookout, Nambucca Head

    March 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Any visit to Nambucca Head would not be complete without heading to Captain Cook Lookout for a look. The view each way is quite memorable. Sadly we had to keep moving as the afternoon was running out and we still had a fair distance to our next camp.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Nambucca Shire, Comté de Nambucca, Contea di Nambucca, Nambucca Shire Council

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