Byron Bay

A short journey up from Ballina Beach via Lennox Head, we took our time as we only had 50km to travel, the traffic queue leading into Byron Bay was slow and very busy and the town proved difficult to drive through from the south. The tight twisted road up to the lighthouse was so parked… Read More

Moonee Beach & Ballina

North of Coffs Harbour, Moonee Beach is our chance for a bit of quiet time after the noise of Sydney and before we reach the Gold Coast. We are  nearing the end of our journey up the Pacific Coastal Highway and want to slow down for a while before boarding the plane back to normal… Read More

Port Macquarie

Leaving Sydney behind today was all about heading north through the forest before turning off the main highway for the coast and the Entrance. In the small village of Pelican we took a turn for a stop on Lake Macquarie and sit down for a while on the waterfront in Pelican. Rejoining the main highway… Read More

Ferry to Manly

Sydney Opera House It took us a while to get back from the party last night, we picked our way back through the traffic and got back at the campsite about three in the morning. It means our last day in Sydney will be more chilled out after the last few hectic days, but this is… Read More

City of Colour


Once the family display is over, we settle back into an anticlimactic wait for the next three hours for midnight. The lack of alcohol means the crowd is somewhat subdued, it is certainly the first NYE for me in a long while where I’ve not had anything to drink, never mind its not every year we are in Sydney…. Read More

Taronga Zoo, Sydney

With the tickets sorted we decided to spend New Year’s Eve at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo as we planned to watch the fireworks on Bradleys Head overlooking the Harbour Bridge later on. Read More


Central Sydney It takes 45 minutes to reach the centre of Sydney by jumping on the bus, which stops just outside the camping site and winds through the outer suburbs before crossing the harbour bridge  and dropping us at the beginning of York Street in central Sydney. We need some time to orientate ourselves and… Read More