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Port Stephens – back to basics.

December 28, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Our seven hour drive to Port Stephens was only interupted by a fairly hum drum stop in Port Macquarie. The stop was however enhanced by the greatest salad ever. How a simple salad can make a place, and being the best thing there tell you a lot about a place at the same time.



typical pretty patrollled beach

the business

The route we took down was via the great lakes, and these were beautiful, but to be completely honest, after 6 hours driving, either our eyes were blurry, or we were not running that high on the interest stakes because we simply looked out of the window, confirmed they looked nice and drove on.  – terrible really.

The treat came once we arrived at our hostel… it consisted of 4 cabins with two rooms in each clustered around a jungle kitchen. The place was nicely remote and completely overgrown, wild animals everywhere, koala’s in the trees, possums living in our ceiling, big weaver spiders spinning webs across the pathways, Bull Ants and a big Alsatian called Bo to boot.

our jungle kitchen

our cabin

cooking top notch BBQ

Kai and Elena with the Ankers, spending most of the time exercising Bo the Alsation Guard dog.

Day trips out in the car allowed us to explore the peninsula, check out the beaches, Nelson Bay and wider up into the Great Lakes. Key highlights (!) include the tallest tree in NSW and the lighthouse off Seal Roacks.

trip out to Seals Rocks




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  1. katko
    January 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Please tell me there isn’t a family of Ankers out there!!!…. Apologies if they are reading this.

    • January 7, 2012 at 2:07 pm

      Well done Kath!!!! Sorry Jason, Sorry Suzie!

  2. January 8, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Happy New Year to the five of you from the two German travellers from P.S.
    We hope you had a pleasant take off for Thailand and enjoy new adventures over there.
    We’re still enjoying Sydney a while untill we move on.

    Save travels to the 5 of you and heaps of adventures!

    Chris and Elaine

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