Sunday, December 14, 2014

Australia Adventure Dec 2014, 8 Port Macquarie

Dec 14 D08
"Rise and shine time." I gently woke R from his slumber. It was to be another day on the road but not before we paid the Blue Mountains National Park a visit.

Located in the Blue Mountains region of New South Wales, the national park was about 80km west of Sydney.

The national park is one of the eight protected area. In 2000, it clinched a place in the UNESCOWorld Heritage.

We went to the Echo Point. At the same time, we also took some easy walking routes to get different vantage points of the park.

Thereafter, we continued our drive with Gold Coast as our end in mind.

The route along the coastline was our preference as we could also take in the tranquil ocean view. As time passed, we made a quick mental calculation and decided to make Port Macquarie as our next port of call. With the local SIM card at hand, we made a phone booking for a night's stay.

After we checked into the motor lodge, Aston Hill Motor Lodge (Golden Chain Group, 185) -an ensuite 1-bedroom unit- we ventured around Port Macquarie. I fell in love with this beautiful place.

Dinner was at the lovely Whalebone Wharf Seafood Restaurant. It was a multi-award winning restaurant that specialised in the freshest local seafood. The views across the sparkling waters of the Hastings River was simply mind blowing. It was the best dinner we had this far. We returned to our motor lodge each with our own lovely memory of this beautiful place.

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