Category Archives: New South Wales, Australia

The start of our trip around Australia in October 2013, up the east coast of NSW

Trip North – Sydney – Lake Macquarie – Nelson Bay – Fingal Bay – Karuah – Port Macquarie – Gleniffer – Sawtell – Coffs Harbour – Yamba – Ballina – Byron Bay
Trip South – Tenterfield – Evans Head – Angourie – Tuncurry – Newcastle – Palm Beach – Bilgola Beach – Blue Mountains – Wollongong – Jervis Bay – Batemans Bay – Merimbula – Eden

South Coast

Near the start of April, we made our way towards South Coast NSW. From Wollongong we stopped in Jervis Bay, Batemans Bay, Merimbula & Eden – before crossing the border into Victoria.

Blue Mountains

We spent a day exploring the beautiful and scenic Blue Mountains National Park

Palm Beach (Summer Bay)

We took the opportunity to visit Palm Beach, in the northern suburbs of Sydney – otherwise known as ‘Summer Bay’, used in the filming of popular Aussie soap opera, Home & Away

East Coast Road Trip

Part 2

By mid March 2014, we crossed the border back into New South Wales, after spending a few months in Queensland, and began to head back down the east coast again – ready for our next big road trip!

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Byron Bay

We spent a couple of days in Byron Bay and enjoyed a trip to Cape Byron, the most easterly point of mainland Australia

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour was worth a quick stop, and we couldn’t leave without getting a picture of the Big Banana!

East Coast Road Trip

Part 1

We continued up the east coast in our campervan, after leaving  Sydney, and stopped off in Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Karuah, Port Macquarie, Gleniffer & Sawtell.


The beginning of our travels around Australia in October 2013.  We spent a week in the state capital of Sydney, exploring the city and amazing beaches, including the iconic Bondi Beach!