MACLEAN… the Scottish town in NSW

MACLEAN is a small town on the banks of the Clarence River around 50kms north of Grafton and a short 3 minute drive off the Pacific Highway. On a recent holiday to Yamba we ventured to Maclean for a wee look around.  TARTAN POWER POLES Shortly after leaving the Highway you are greeted with tartan poles and they line the side of the road right into the township.  Leading up to the year 2000 a local artist painted The Tartan Power Poles to coincide with the arrival of [Read more...]

ANGOURIE, New South Wales

ANGOURIE is a small coastal village just 6kms to the east of Yamba in New South Wales. Famous for its surf beaches and fresh water pools, it makes a popular spot for swimming and has a stunning coastline to explore. Prior to our trip, a number of people had told us to visit Angourie Pools, so that was first on our list. BLUE AND GREEN POOLS There are two fresh water pools in the area.  Angourie Blue Pool is accessible from the car park at the end of The Crescent.  A short walk [Read more...]

Big 4 Saltwater Holiday Park, YAMBA

Our stay at Big 4 Saltwater Yamba was slightly different to what we originally booked but still fine despite the changes.  We had initially booked on one of their unpowered riverside campsites. Upon arrival we were advised that due to the torrential rain they had over the few weeks leading up to our stay, we could no longer set up down by the river as it was very wet!  Several other campers were in the same position as us and the park had designated an area that was not usually a [Read more...]

Newcastle Memorial Walk

Newcastle Memorial Walk is located on Strzelecki Headland and spans 450 metres along the cliff top towards Bar Beach. The structure cost $4.5 million to build and over 64 tonnes of steel was used in its construction. The Memorial Walk was built to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC and the commencement of BHP’s steel making in Newcastle. The walk features steel silhouettes of soldiers inscribed with thousands of family names of Hunter men and women who served in World War [Read more...]

THE BOGEY HOLE, Newcastle

Often the place we live, our hometown, gets explored the least.  We are too excited about visiting places we haven't been and forget about what is right at our finger tips!  We have lived in the Newcastle Region on and off for 18 years and there is still so many places we haven't explored.  So recently we decided it was time to tick off our hometown bucket list - visit new places and re-visit places we haven't been to for years! First on our list, the iconic....  BOGEY [Read more...]

A Million Star Campsite in the Strzelecki Desert

When I hear the words "perfect campsite" I instantly think back to a beautiful spot we found along the Strzelecki Track. We were travelling around the Outback and had stopped at Cameron Corner to check out the Corner Post!  The plan was to stay at Cameron Corner overnight and continue on to Innamincka the next day.  However, after lunch at the Corner Store and a sticky beak around it was still only just after one o'clock in the afternoon, so we decided to continue [Read more...]