New South Wales

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The Hunter Valley YHA

October 17th 2015

  The Hunter Valley YHA is located in the heart of the wine country and is the perfect place to stay while you taste the region.  The purpose built hostel is set in a quiet location and is surrounded by beautiful …

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Big Things : The Big Kookaburra, Kurri Kurri NSW

October 15th 2015

Possibly one of the newest big things, this 4.5 metre sculpture of a kookaburra was erected in 2009 to celebrate Hydro Aluminium’s 40th year in the area.  Hydro Aluminium is a Norwegian company that has projects in more than 50 …

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Town Profile : Port Macquarie

October 13th 2015

  We arrived in the town of Port Macquarie after completing our tour of New England.  It was just before sunset so we settled in at the Port Macquarie YHA for a quiet Saturday night that turned out to be …

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Port Macquarie YHA : Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers

October 11th 2015

  Centrally located within walking distance to everything you need, Ozzie Pozzie Backpackers is the perfect place to spend a few nights while you relax in carefree Port Macquarie.  The hostel has a very cool vibe with a surf shack …

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The Big Lawn Bowl, Lake Cathie NSW

October 9th 2015

  When we heard of the Big Bowl, we were expecting a big bowl… something that you eat your cereal out of, not a big lawn bowl!  For that reason, we nearly drove past this big thing!   The Big …

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Explore : New England – Armidale to Walcha

October 7th 2015

  Sitting on the edge of the Outback, New England is an undefined region of inland New South Wales that includes the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes.  It’s an agricultural and grazing region that also benefits from mining and …

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Big Things : The Big Golden Guitar, Tamworth NSW

October 5th 2015

  Tamworth is the country music capital of Australia, so it seems apt to have a giant guitar to commemorate that.  The Big Golden Guitar is 12 metres tall and is a replica of the award given out at the …

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Waterfall Way : Bellingen to Armidale

October 3rd 2015

  The Waterfall Way is a 165km road that runs from the Pacific Highway along the coast, through Bellingen, to Armidale in the New England Tablelands.  It’s a wonderfully scenic drive with plenty to see, including rainforest, waterfalls and green …

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Bellingen YHA

October 1st 2015

  Bellingen YHA is one of our favourite hostels in Australia.  It’s so laidback and homely, occupied by friendly guests, and set amongst the beautiful lush country of the Waterfall Way.  The nearby village is just as carefree, featuring a …

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Explore : Coffs Harbour & the Coffs Coast

September 29th 2015

  We rolled into Coffs Harbour at dusk, after watching the sky change colour from Sealy Lookout.  We did a quick tour of town, bought some supplies from the supermarket and settled into the Coffs Harbour YHA with a big …

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The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour NSW

September 27th 2015

  The Big Banana is Australia’s first big thing!  It was built in 1964 outside a banana plantation to draw in customers but over the years, it’s grown into a massive tourist attraction and amusement park.  The Big Banana recently celebrated its 50th …

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Coffs Harbour YHA

September 25th 2015

  We rocked up to Coffs Harbour at sunset and were overjoyed to be spending the night in a warm bed.  The Coffs Harbour YHA is clean, comfortable and spacious, and located in a convenient and quiet area that is …

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Explore : Northern Rivers – the coast between Byron Bay & Coffs Harbour

September 23rd 2015

  We had just spent close to a week in Byron Bay and were looking forward to our next adventure.  The road between Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour was supposed to be glorious, with a few stops along the coast …

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