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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens January 22nd 2016

We originally planned to only stay one night at Ulladulla but the caravan park and the beach were too good to move so we decided to stay another night. The weather was amazing and even though the park was pretty busy it was quiet and really would recommend the hosts there as they were very friendly and helpful. In the morning Pete and Ben went down to the beach and went snorkeling and Hayden and I went for a bike ride, checking out the Op shops and we had to have a Mocha Frappe to get through the hot bike ride. Met up with Pete and Ben had some lunch and then went back to the beach for a snorkel and a relax on the beach. Such a wonderful place, it was hard to leave. So ... read more
Peter taking it easy in the sea
My sea chair!!
New campsite at Treescape in One Mile Beach

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens November 30th 2015

We have stayed at Lemontree Passage previously as it is reasonably close to our family near Newcastle, and because the park is quiet, located on the waterfront and being a little dollar wise, cheap off peak fees bought through Travelauction.com. Once again, Marg drove the van and car, but it seems that lessons towards Towing 101R are some way off. This was a relatively easy concrete site to back up onto, and pretty level as well. The facilities here are good, but at peak periods like Christmas and Easter, they would be pushed to the limit. The afternoon we arrived here, it was over 40c outside, so the set up was a little exhausting, but not much longer than had we driven the motorhome onto the same site. It seemed we only needed to add washing ... read more
Not a P & O Cruise Ship
Beautiful Coastline
Inside the ferry

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens July 4th 2014

One Mile Beach, Port Stephens... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens January 9th 2014

In Anna Bay haben wir zu kulinarischen Höhenflügen angesetzt. Nicht nur dass wir endlich wohl eine der besten Pie-Bäckereien gefunden haben, nein, auch sind wir hier zu echten Seafood-Junkies geworden. Im Städtchen Nelson Bay haben wir Red Neds Gourmet Pies (Link) gefunden, der sich damit brüstet, über 50 Sorten im Angebot zu haben. Und ja, sie waren wirklich verdammt gut. Leider hatten im Magen nur zwei Sorten Platz: Chunky Chicken with Mushrooms und Mince, Bacon, Cheese and Onions. Mmmmmhhhhh. Der Laden ist übrigens nach Ned Kelly benannt, einem berüchtigten australischen Outlaw der sich mit einer Rüstung gegen die Behörden zur Wehr setzte. Ned Kellys Geschichte Als wir unser Wohnmobil abgestellt hatten, ist mir ein Fish Market im Hafen aufgefallen. Neben den in der Nähe ... read more
No one to young..
Stockton Dunes
Fit for Fun

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens June 14th 2013

Our big East Coast road trip had finally started, and our first stop was Port Stephens! Back in Sydney we packed all our stuff into Sheila’s huge boot and then waited a little while for our landlord to arrive so that we could hand over the keys and he could hand over our deposit. We had a couple view our apartment the week before and they were happy to take over the lease straight away, so we assume that they moved in later on that day. The guy was running a little late, but eventually showed up at about 11:30am. He had a quick check over the apartment to make sure that we hadn’t broken anything and then happily handed over our deposit and thanked us for looking after the place. We were on our way! ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens » Shoal Bay March 24th 2013

Over night in Port Stevens – the Butlins of Australia I had a really shitty sleep because I had no roll mat so it was like sleeping on the ground which was not pleasant – ah well it's better than a kick in the balls. Decided to get up early for the sunrise which was quite magical, the only thing that interrupted my serenity was that I was being feasted on by a couple of mozzies; “Dirty feckers.” I can't stress how much I hate them. I thought it would be a good idea to escape to the water to get away from them; it worked to a degree. After about 30 min of having a cat fight with the mozzies I went back to camp to pack up and wake Louis up so we could ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens » Shoal Bay February 18th 2013

We left Emerald Beach on Wed 13th Feb and continued South along the NSW coastline. The roads and traffic were good and the driving was going smoothly, apart from a small incident of road rage involving the driver of a road train who I unfortunately cut up! There was only going to be one winner in that one! We stopped overnight at a place called 'Bonny Hills' on the coast. Again we had no pre-planned accomodation anywhere so it was pot luck although it was another site belonging to the Big4 chain. We were dissapointed with it really and the facilities (no internet, no shade etc) but we hadn't asked the right questions at check in so we needed to wisen up to that. Please note that I am no longer able to say how many ... read more
View from Bonny Hills, NSW.
Another day in the driving seat
One Mile Beach

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens » Shoal Bay April 13th 2012

Friday 13th, eek! But nothing untoward happened in our world. The lovely bay of Port Stephens is totally charming. Its unofficial capital is Nelson Bay, which is also the ‘dolphin capital of Australia’, and there are several other little towns and pretty beaches dotted around. We based ourselves around Shoal Bay and when we first arrived it was already pretty dark. So we parked up and got into the back of the van, wondering what our view in the morning would be like. It was lovely! We were up on a hill and woke up sunshine pouring through the leaves of the trees and glimpses of the sea sparkling below. Truly wonderful. For once it was very easy to live completely in the moment and not think about much else :-) After brekkie, we headed down ... read more
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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Port Stephens June 3rd 2011

Where to begin? Well, I put digit to keyboard this morning & I had written a ripper post that I lost as I was saving due to some Telstra drop out issues – buggers! I’ll start from Yass. We got up pretty early & were on the road before 8.30am for the six hour odd drive to Williamtown to meet Uncle Ross. The drive was pretty uneventful, although we took a detour through Sydney to take the kids (and Suz) over the Anzac & Sydney Harbour Bridges. We met Ross at his work at Williamtown RAAF base. He showed us around the hangers where we saw some F-18 Hornets & Hawk training jets in various stages of being dismantled before being put back together. It was pretty cool. I had more fun than the kids! No ... read more
Ross' Salmon




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