Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Holidaying in Northern NSW: Part 7

On the final day of our holiday in Port Macquarie, NSW, we decided to head back down to "Greater Port Macquarie region" and drive up North Brother Mountain to Laurieton Lookout. We had been told the views from the lookout were absolutely beautiful. We weren't disappointed!


Looking north east from Laurieton Lookout, the panoramic view shows Camden Haven Inlet with Gooleys Lagoon on the right. The Camden Haven River winds further inland. The large lake to the left is Queens Lake. It was a little hazy due to some fires burning further inland, however, you can just make out Taking Point in the distance.


Looking south from the second viewing point, you can see Watson Taylor's Lake. Far in the distance, to the left, is Crowdy Head.

That evening, I photographed sunset on the Hastings River.

The following morning we checked out and began our scenic drive back to Brisbane. As I was required to make regular stops due to the DVT in my leg, we had chosen a number of towns along the coast where  we would have our drink/food breaks.

Our first stop was the beautiful South West Rocks; a quaint little seaside town with stunning coastline & mountain views. The next few photos are of Horseshoe Bay.





Little Bay...


Southeast of South West Rocks township is a headland called Smoky Cape.
The view north from Smoky Cape Lighthouse

Looking south from the lighthouse, along the 16km long South Smoky Beach.

We encountered some Kangaroos on our way out of South West Rocks. This was the dominant & very protective male.


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14 comments:

Carole M. said...

you sure picked up a good dose of coastal photographic moments Liz on this beautiful journey of yours; very lovely to see

Bill Nicholls said...

I knew it was a good choise to follow you, the photos you show from OZ are just stunning

Joop Zand said...

BEAUTIFUL views and fantastic pictures from these nice places..... good post again Liz.

Greetings, Joop

Cath.H.C Photography said...

j'adore le kangourou! les paysages sont magnifiques!!!
Nice post!
Thanks & Welcome for your next visit to my blog
Have a nice day!

Arija said...

Love the seascapes although the evidence of the fires is in the air in the first few. The others have remarkably clear air and beautiful colours.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous views of the coastline! And I love the kangaroo. What a great place to visit. Lovely photos.

stiefbeen said...

Geweldig wat een prachtig gebied om te vertoeven ,op dat bankje wil ik wel een zonsondergang meemaken en dan ook nog de kangaroe die je opstond te wachten,prachtig.

Christian Perrin said...

Thanks for showing me some new snorkel destinations! And wow does that Kangaroo look dominant - I wouldn't arm wrestle that fella!

TexWisGirl said...

love the rocky shores. and the kangaroo! i'd not want to encounter him up close. :)

Brian King said...

Such gorgeous views! These are beautiful photos! Love the kangaroos, too!

Connie Smiley said...

Those are so beautiful! Glad you took us along; I can almost feel a little ocean breeze.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Whoever told you the views were beautiful, didn't give the place it's proper due. These scenes (and photos) are amazing! Seriously! I would LOVE to go there.

Michael S-B said...

Liz, these are fantastic photos. Such really good memories, and I've enjoyed looking over these (and al your other ones from our trip) several times xo

Lisa RedWillow said...

What a splendid animal that is and all the landscape is stunning.

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