Gold Coast to Sydney

Last week my mother and I embarked on our first trip alone together. My partner and I have just moved into our own place in Sydney, so the plan was to transport a car load of household goods to our new home. On Saturday morning we packed my tiny little Mazda 2 with a whole lot of boxes, and we were on our way.

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Yamba
Our first stop was lovely Yamba, one of my favourite little holiday towns.
We drove to Angourie to explore the beach, the rock pools and the rainforest.

Slabs of rock on the beach.

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The gorgeous rock pools.

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Marvellous swimming and surfing beaches.

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The rainforest walk.

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Nambucca Heads:

After a few hours of driving, we decided to pull off of the highway for a rest.
We ended up in a town called Nambucca Heads.
We went for a walk along the boardwalk, and we were nearly attacked by a vicious mob of killer pelicans.

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Port Macquarie:
That night, we arrived at Port Macquarie. This was a major stop on our trip.
I could have stayed here forever. It was absolutely stunning.
We explored the coastal walks, taking in all the scenery that Port has to offer.

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We then paid a visit to the Koala Hospital.
They care for injured koalas with the goal of releasing them back into the wild.
Forget zoos, I highly recommend a visit here.

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We also visited the lighthouse.
We were lucky enough to catch the sunset over the mountains, and the lighting was magnificent.

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Port Stephens:

We spent the third night in Nelson’s Bay, Port Stephens.
Unfortunately, the rain somewhat dampened our experience of this beautiful little town.
However, the skies cleared the next day and we were able to spend a couple of hours enjoying the scenery.

The sunrise over Nelson’s Bay

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Sydney:
To top off a lovely mother daughter road trip, Sydney welcomed us with this beautiful double rainbow.

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All in all, we had a lovely time on our little holiday. I would gladly re-visit any of these towns, and plan to in the future. This road trip has made me so excited to explore more of New South Wales.

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