+ Happy Easter from Port Macquarie

  • From: Taree, Australie
  • To: Wauchope, Australie
  • Distance: 69km
  • From: Wauchope, Australie
  • To: Port Macquarie, Australie
  • Distance: 20km

We leave Willina after a one week WWOOFing. In the morning, our hosts drive us to Taree where we will catch a train to Wauchope at the end of the afternoon. Once again, we have to say that this luggage check-in service is very useful for backpackers! It prevents us to carry our 20kg backpacks all day. Then we will take a bus from Wauchope to Port Macquarie.

After 5 intense weeks of WWOOFing, it’s time to have a break!

First stop : Port Macquarie, a charming city on the coast between Sydney and Brisbane. How did we end up in Port Macquarie? We were supposed to meet a friend of a friend. The thing is this friend of friend is away this weekend! Bad luck… but in the end we are more than happy to be here!

Port Macquarie is a lovely town, with amazing beaches (two of them are even dedicated to dogs!!!) and a lot of fun activities to enjoy. We spent 4 relaxing days there, doing many different things: going for early morning runs along the river, walking along the coast on these amazing beaches, visiting the koala hospital and chill beside the backpacker’s swimming pool. Again, we saw a lot of strange animals on our way: some flying foxes and a few giant lizards.

Last but not least, we finally tried surfing!! Quick theoretical lesson the day before to learn the basics (with Richard, the australian surfer stereoptype: long blond hair, well tanned and rather fit!), then the next day around 6am we went to Flynns Beach to practice on the ocean at sunrise! Awesome! Edouard quickly discovered his new hobby! For me, it was a bit more difficult, but I did managed to stand up on the surd a few times! (it was some “baby waves”, but still…). Anyway, we had a lot of fun and we will do it again for sure!

A few pictures to end this post:

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