Camping with Kanga’s
Trip Start Feb 26, 2010
371Trip End Feb 26, 2011
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Diamond Head Campsite – Crowdy Bay National Park - Laurieton
Arriving in Coffs Harbour we immediately saw a sign advertising whale trips for 29 Dollars each! We parked up outside the shop and enquired about the trip – surely that was the price for a child? No, it was correct but the trips only went at 9.30am each day and we didn’t think the place had enough to keep us entertained all day in the rain so we took a rain check on that one hoping to do a similar trip when we get to New Zealand but with the potential to see different species of whale. On the way out of town we happened upon the ‘Big Banana’ – gosh we were really being treated to the sights today! From here it was a pretty uninspiring drive to Port Macquarie, it wouldn’t have been if I’d realised that we were in the vicinity of Mylestom where Graeme and Nelly had told us we must visit Ted’s Shed to buy some delicious oysters, whoops – sorry Andrew chief navigator fails again. We would also have liked to drive in land to Armidale along ‘Waterfall Way’ but we wanted to make Port Macquarie before dark and find ourselves a camp site. Port Macquarie was a beautiful beach town, really green and really lush but dusk was setting in so we headed for the camp site we had decided on at Crowdy Bay National Park
We found the road to the campsite and began our 5km dirt track adventure. We were going deep, deep in to National Park territory and we kept catching glimpses of the burning pink sky behind the trees as the sun went down. Eventually we came to Diamond Head Campground which it turned out was almost on the beach and as we pulled on to the site there were kangaroos EVERYWHERE! They were just hopping around peoples’ tents and caravans having their supper totally oblivious to all the people around them. We got the stove on and had lamb burgers with potato salad and pasta it was a weird concoction but lovely all the same. It had gone dark so we didn’t take a walk on the beach but vowed to have a morning walk after our good nights sleep under the new duvet.