Between Newcastle and Coffs Harbour
Port Macquarie Travel Blog› entry 11 of 19 › view all entries
The Blackbutt Reserve is home to a lot of koalaâ€™s and some wombats, but the main thing to see here is birds. All types of birds in the various colours of the rainbow were making their noise in order to get some attention from two Dutch guys. Since we got there at nine in the morning, we were virtually the only ones there. Itâ€™s a shame the reserve was a bit worn down. Apparently there had been some kind of storm a short while before we came, and the resulting damages hadnâ€™t been repaired yet (and seeing that the reserve mostly runs on volunteers, chances are itâ€™ll take a while to get fully fixed unfortunately).
We arrived in Port Macquarie late in the afternoon and immediately got rid of our bags at our hostel. It was a YHA this time, and although that can be good for lots of people, itâ€™s a bit weird for us 30 something guysâ€¦ J Weâ€™re just not used to watching cartoons with the teenagers anymoreâ€¦
The room was clean though, and that was really all that mattered.
Port itself was a quaint little town, a bit sleepy but very nice nonetheless. Itâ€™s one of the first European settlements in
Luckily the weather got better, so we decided to take a chance and leave the highway again in search of an outback adventure. Through towns like Nambucca Heads and Bellingen we arrived at Dorrigo, centre of the
You start the trail from the car par/restaurant/souvenir shop area, but once you turn the first corner, all you hear is the noises of the wind in the trees, the tropical birds in the distance and the wild kangaroos in the scrub.
Before driving on towards our next sleeping place, we made a short stop at another waterfall nearby; Dangar Falls. Equally impressive, but this time we could only see it from afar. After returning to the