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Kangaroos in Newcastle

Kangaroos in Newcastle

Newcastle as the name suggests seemed just like an English seaside town only with massive waves. Stayed at the YHA here for 3 nights. We are finding the YHA's are getting dearer as we head up the east coast & we were told that they will only more so, therefore we are looking for cheaper alternatives now. Camping seems to be our best option so far a;though there are some YHA deals that we need to look into more. Just had a couple of days beach time to top our tans as they looked like they were fading & felt we were not blending in enough.
25th March. Left Newcastle on the Greyhound. The coaches are so luxuriuos, they have reclining seats, aircon, curtains, toilets and even a bar on board but it was a 9.30am pick up so not much call for a drink! Two hour journey to Forster, we had only booked our coach journey to Forster this time which we knew was going to drop us off at an info centre so we gambled there was going to be some accomodation for us. Luckily a camp site was only minutes away so we hired our 7'x6' plot of land to accommodate our tent. Surrounded by huge camper vans, cabins and tents that are an extention of a 4x4 we felt envious although we only paid 8 quid each to pitch the tent so we were happy. Its good for us to camp and be at one with nature in oz, there are birds that gently sing in the morning but unfortunatly there are more of the parrots that squalk and shreak at 5 and 6 oclock in the morning that really make it a bit of a nightmare. One nice thing is that the owners of the big campers and tents seem to take pity of us and are always offering us their facilities of which tea, coffee and over night bag storage are the most popular.
Spent 3 nights in Forster, went canoeing and saw some dolphins and then the usual beach time.
Sorry cant get anywhere to download photos at the moment!

Posted by alineal 18:51 Archived in Australia Tagged backpacking

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From Newcastle on this has been adventure on the hoof. These experiences will live with you for ever.
It`s great to meet such good people too.
Your skill at handling each situation as it arises can only be admired.
Good luck.

by mim.norm

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