Menu 4th from the right gives info on what you can do in Port Mac. :-)
I'll be heading out in two hours with the bus to Coffs Harbour. Today I hiked around some more through parks and such. Yesterday I hiked along the coastline from Port Macquirie centre down south to a lighthouse 9 km further south. Halfway I hopped of the trail to head to a koala hopital were they had a nice tour. Gave them a small donation for the tour and them being run by volunteers without goverment backing. Then went back to the trail to enjoy the sea view, the vegatation etc. and arrived at the lighthouse 6 hours after I orginally set off. I then hiked back to the hostel, 8 km or so, which took one and a half hour to complete.
Just txt'd Donutz yesterday to see if he was still ok (haven't seen an updated in a while, y'know). "havent been able to access net freqently or cheaply. Coffs was fun, been toured by friends torainforest etc and celecrated NYE. Byron bayovercrowded w teens not much to see. Nimbin area nice. Now in murwillumba going up mntwarning. Next stop brisbane. May report online on monday" So he's still alive, fear not :P
Aye, thank Commie.
I'm in Murwillumba (fucking comlicated name to spell and pronounce... hehe). Been to Mount Warning yesterday together with two Korean chicks (free shuttle from the hostel). Heading to Brisbane tomorrow. Also went to Byron Bay, was meh, too many teens about. Went to most easterly point of australia. Went on a hippie tour to Nimbin and some botanic gardne woned by and other hippy. was great fun though nimbin wasn't any special for me (that and I dont do softdrugs). Fun comments though and all.
Coffs was great aswell, bei toured around to a rainforests and some other nice locations, celebrated NYE there and such. Nice, though to bad they didn't had " oliebollen" (google it or something). =p
I also booked my fligth to NZ and back again: Cairns-Wellington Feb 10th and Christchurch-Melbourne Feb 26th.
Enjoy your trip down under... its the greatest country on earth. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!! :)
AmonRa;4758818Enjoy your trip down under... its the greatest country on earth. AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!! :)
I have reason to believe that your opinion is slightly biased... :o
Biased, but true. Heh. ;)
Here is an other update. The last one has been a while.
In Macky I bought a Akubra hat, saw the Platypus and took a dive at the bottom of a waterfall in the national park overthere. I then went to Airlie beach, were I went on a 2day, 2 night tour around the Whitsunday islands. Weather is kinda shit (rain, clouds, more rain) so it was more like the Wetsundays... anyway, did some snorkeling, saw the coral and colorful fish, had great fun. Now i townsville. May head to the Magnetic Island. Ill be in Cairns in Feb 1st or second I think.
Attached are some photo's from me in Bundaberg (tutle hatchlings and egg laying), Myella farm (motorcycling and cracking the whip :naughty: ), and finally. Me on a sailing ship around the Whitsundays.
PS: See FH OT thread for photo's: http://forums.filefront.com/fh-off-topic/386614-donutz-off-australia-14.html#post4786551
PPS: Looks like I never posted an update about Brisbane, Bundaberg etc. ohwell. perhaps an other time if anybody is interested. Else I wont' bother and enjoy the shitty weather outside rightnow... =p
awh baby turtles ^^
Here is an other update. As you may have guessed I have had very little time (or desire) to access the internet/forums.
In Cairns I went diving, a 5 day course which made my a certified open water diver. It was an extremely cool experience to be weightless under water and all. I also did a 1 day tour around the tablelands with a very cool tour (uncle somethings) were we went to several spots to sight see waterfalls and nature, went for a swim in some places and such. That and during a " boring" one hour road trip we did puzzles (objects that had to be put detached and put together again made from wood or steel). One of those was set of horseshoes connected to each other by a few chains on either end and a ring in the middle. Making it look like a set of handcuffs. Had much fun with those. :naughty: I'll show a picture a bit later.
In NZ I went to Wellington, met up with Masked Marsoe and visted museums and such. After that I went to the southern island and toured around with Magic. Did a -what was supposed to be- a 6 hour hike in Abel Tasman, took be more 9-10 because I joined up with this cool kiwi couple and a German chick. We stopped a lot, swom in the sea,m had a long lunch. And one sot as incredible nice. Cleopatra pools, which had a natural waterslide carved in the rocks. I was supposed to reach a bus at a certain time but luckily the kiwi couple ahd a car so I didn't had to rush this beautiful track.
In Gremouth I went to the brewery tour. :cheers:
In Franz Josef I did an expensive but cool helihike. First time in a helicopter. The glacier was beautiful. Went in an ice cave. The light in there was breathtaking. Just awesome.
Only stayed a night in Queenstown, went bar hopping.
Didn't do much in Christchurch.
In Dunedin I went on a tour to sea the albatross, seals and yellow eyed pinguin.
In Lake Takepo I went to Mount Cook to do a nice track to the start of a glacier with huge chunks of ice floating in the lake it ended in.
In Kaikoura I went to swim with the dolphins. as fun though the sea was a bit rough and the trip was nearly cancelled. But given the bad weather (high waves) it was still nice. The whale trip I had planned was cancelled, move to the following day, cancelled again and today it finally went trough. Saw two sperm whales and as a bonus, a pack of orka's. Awesome! I'm back in Christchurch now.
Flying to Melbourne tomorrow.
That's it foe now. I'll try to upload a selection of photos ASAP.
I definately will return to NZ btw. :nodding: