Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Holidaying in Northern NSW: Part 1

My parents recently gifted us a week away to a place of our choosing within driving distance from Brisbane. I absolutely love coastal beaches & rocky headlands. Our recent day trips to the Tweed Coast of northern NSW made me want to explore more of the NSW coastline, so I chose Port Macquarie on the mid north coast.

The drive to Port Macquarie from our home in Brisbane is around 600km. Due to developing a DVT after my knee surgery 6 weeks ago, I was required to take hourly stops (about every 100km) to walk around. We decided to stop at some towns we hadn't visited yet.

Before we left the state, we had to vote in the Government elections. Then we were off on our adventure. First stop was Tweed Heads, but only for fuel & a morning tea break.

The next stop was Lennox Head, a seaside village in northern NSW, situated on the stretch of coast between Byron Bay & Ballina.


Looking north along 7 mile beach.

The beach is a popular spot for kite surfers... and windsurfers.


Pat Morton lookout, on the headland, is a popular spot for hangliders, launching themselves off the 65m cliff.


Looking south from the top of the headland.

Looking north from the top of the headland.

More from our holiday to come...


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24 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karen said...

Lovely! The whole Australian coast is beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful shores. :)

Joop Zand said...

A very nice place and great photo's Liz..... good work again.

Greetings, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Jo said...

recognised that headland straight away. I spent every school holidays there as a kid at my Grandparents.
Looking forward to following your adventure south :)

eileeninmd said...

The beach and coastline is beautiful! Lovely views and photos! Have a happy day!

JO said...

simply beautiful!

Barb said...

The beaches are so deserted and gorgeous - you had them all to yourselves!

Indrani said...

Wonderful photos from your holiday. All very exciting and thrilling.

Brian King said...

That's a great gift! What a beautiful place! Your photos are gorgeous! I'm glad you had a good vacation!

Pauline said...

A lovely stretch of coast. I look forward to your posts from Port Macquarie as I've never stopped there, only passed through.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

We surely live in a beautiful corner of the world. Lovely captures Liz and I know there will be more to come....

Cath.H.C Photography said...

tes photos sont vraiment superbes, ces ├ętendues de plages magnifiques!
bonne semaine.
Cath.

LOLfromPasa said...

How beautiful. Lucky you that the weather must be slowly warming up too.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Wow...what a lovely series of pictures!

CailinMarie said...

stopping by from Outdoor Wednesday - what lovely shots. The grass against the white capped water in the 4th shot is particularly striking.

Wandering Wren said...

Absolutely beautiful photographs - I love the way you set against the black background of your blog, shows our beautiful country off very, very nicely!
Wrenx
@ little Wandering Wren

Noel Morata said...

gorgeous, looks like the perfect place to enjoy outdoor sports like kite-surfing and paragliding, would love to try either some day.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous shots!

Betty Luckhurst said...

I love the ocean and seeing your photos. The guys in the sky sure are brave!

Seeing Each Day said...

I hope you stopped off at alstonville along the way as that's where I grew up from age 6-18. Thanks for the photos - it truly gives a sense of home. Thank you also for all the time you take to reply to my posts, I feel absolutely spoilt that you would do that. I hope you are going ok, Renee

Pat Tillett said...

That was a very nice gift! Beautiful photos of a fantastic looking place.

Michael S-B said...

Awesome photos, Liz:)
Makes you kind of want to go back and do it all over again!

Marbele mark said...

Wow!! What a beautiful images!! I am impressed with all images. You really did great job. Thanks for sharing your images here!!

Port Macquarie Photographer

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