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At one with the Locals

December 1, 2014 - Newcastle

Having breakfast with the birds at the Hunter Wetland Centre was supposed to set the tone of the day – relaxed, taking it easy, enjoying the fresh air.  It surely did. We began the day with breakfast at the Wetland’s Spoonbill Cafe before enjoying a guided bird life tour on a perfect late Spring day. …

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A Gourmet Tour – Wollumbin Mt Warning Tourist Drive

November 23, 2014 - The Tweed

From Byron through to the Tweed and beyond, whenever you look west Mt Warning is in the distance. Mt Warning was named by Captain Cook as a reference point which warned of the treacherous coast line in the area. Today we’re starting in Murwillumbah and taking the Wollumbin Mt Warning Tourist drive to have a …

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From Coast to Country on the Tweed River

November 22, 2014 - Southern Gold Coast

It’s another beautiful day on the Tweed Coast! We are standing on the NSW Queensland border and watching the surfers on the most Northern beach in NSW. Can you guess where we are? We’re at the Point Danger lookout. The surfers below are riding a famous surf break known as D’bah. (pronounced Dee-bah) I’m sure …

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A little magic in Maclean

November 6, 2014 - The Clarence Valley

Day 2: The Clarence Valley It was a wrench to drag ourselves away from the arty Kings Studio Creative Stays B&B and our hosts Malcolm King and Julie McKenzie. Not only are they hard-working and prolific artists (Julie’s works adorn almost every space of every room and her paint-speckled studio was just off my bedroom) …

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Okay so they went bananas

November 6, 2014 - Coffs Coast & Bellingen

In the Gumbaynggirr dreaming the giant goanna formed Macauleys Headland and it is in the lee of this headland that acclaimed local water photographer Tom Woods from ST Surf Images swims out into the line up. Sophie, Nick and Lucy revel in the small conditions as local surfers go about their early morning ritual and …

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Where the mountains meet the sky in Dorrigo

November 1, 2014 - Coffs Coast & Bellingen

Ok, there are some advantages to being woken at sparrows by little ones too excited to sleep. A comforting cuppa while watching the pre-dawn sky transition from tangerine to lilac to muted blue. The tiny duckling grazing on the lawn, the mist rolling low and slow under the bridge, and jumping fish breaking the mirrored …

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Australia’s Most Scenic Gaol? Trial Bay.

October 25, 2014 - Macleay Valley Coast

It was hard to tear ourselves away from Netherby B & B. Yes, it was the most comfy sleep ever. And being almost 8 months regnant that’s saying a lot. And the owners Jasmine and Brendan are fascinating – and leaving soon for Switzerland . After bringing Netherby back into glory they’re selling it. Now …

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Lucky day 13

October 23, 2014 - Port Macquarie

It’s day 13 of #MyLegendaryDrive and both Claire and I feel like we’re just starting to settle into Port Macquarie life. We could definitely get used to the friendly smiles and conversations with locals, not to mention all the good food we’ve been eating. We enjoy our last breakfast at The Corner restaurant, drink our …

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Strawberries, tomatoes, koalas and more!

October 22, 2014 - Port Macquarie

The sun rises on another beautiful, crisp Port Macquarie day and Claire and I are up, dressed and ready to hit the road. But first, we stop into The Corner Restaurant to fuel up on coffee and breakfast for the day. We’re served sweetcorn fritters, a fantastic eggs Benedict with grilled asparagus and delicious Campos …

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