For my Hump Day Post today, I take you to Patonga which is a suburb of the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia, located on the north bank of the Hawkesbury River. The name Patonga means “oyster” in the Guringai people’s language. Funnily enough, Oyster farming is the main local industry along with eco-tourism and recreational tourism in this area.
It’s a beautiful spot to visit, if you can get any accommodation! It’s always in demand so unless you book your school holidays well in advance, you probably won’t get in. We visited just for the day and the place was a buzz. There were yoga classes being held under shady trees, families playing frizzby, sun bathers soaking up the spring hot sun and canoes being paddled up the creek. Walking around allowed me to soak in the atmosphere of the location with it’s crystal clear waters and golden sands. It’s certainly one area I intend to revisit and spend more time exploring it.