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Continuing Up The East Coast

11 February 2011 No Comment

My trip up the East Coast has seen me pass through Newcastle – a place I liked very much – and onto Port Macquarie, a place often overlooked by many backpackers.

Here in Port Macquarie I have found a great hostel, run by a backpacker, and it has to be one of the best I have stayed in. It is called Port Macquarie Backpackers. The owners are extremely helpful, the hostel is very clean and modern, and the free Internet is something a lot of hostels could benefit from. I really like it here.

As for Port Macquarie itself, there is much to do if you bother looking for it. The nature reserves are worth a visit, especially if you come face to face with a Koala. The beaches are some of the best I have seen so far, and plenty of them. The Dolphins that frequent the waters on a daily basis are another reason to like this place. And last but not least, the people here are so friendly that almost everybody says hello to you as you pass by, even people – who you would not expect to give you the time of day – stop and say hello to you.

There might not be a whole wealth of activities here, but there is a fair amount to do, you just have to ask people. I have met so many people just passing through, all saying there is nothing here, but there is. The hostel owners are also keen to emphasise this point.

Next stop for me is Coffs Harbour, and after the amount of walking I have been doing the past few days, I would welcome the chance to sit on a beach and rest. Lets just hope the weather stays good. Recent storms have made the weather a little unpredictable.

All is good, and my next update is not far off. Keep checking back, and your feedback is always appreciated.

Bye for now.


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