HDP: Travelling Around Australia Ends at Week 32

From Brunswick Heads we meandered down the coast of New South Wales and our next stop brought us to Yamba.

Yamba is an amazing little town with many waterways. Turner’s Beach has amazing rock formations in and out of the water. Take a look…

Yamba, NSW, 15 Oct 2015, (42 of 79) October 201515

Turner’s Beach

Yamba, NSW, 15 Oct 2015, (45 of 79) October 201515

Turner’s Beach

Yamba, NSW, 15 Oct 2015, (33 of 79) October 201515

Turner’s Beach

Yamba, NSW, 15 Oct 2015, (63 of 79) October 201515

Yamba Surf Life Saving Club in Wooli Bay

At the top of Wooli Bay, a paraglider gets ready for take off…

Yamba, NSW, 15 Oct 2015, (62 of 79) October 201515

After a few days at Yamba, we continued our journey and stopped at Urunga in the mid north coast of New South Wales. The most attractive feature in Urunga, to my way of thinking is its footbridge which extends out to nearly one kilometre (0.6 of a mile). On the left hand side of the footbridge is the merger of the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers and on the right hand side seen here, is the Urunga Lagoon – when the tide is in.

Urunga 2, NSW 18 Oct 2015, (7 of 22) October 201518

Tide out and time to explore

Part of the Urunga footbridge takes you to the Urunga Lagoon which has Picket Hill Mountain in the background. See below.

Urunga 2, NSW 18 Oct 2015, (14 of 22) October 201518

Urunga 2, NSW 18 Oct 2015, (21 of 22) October 201518

Looking at the footbridge

At the end of the footbridge is Urunga Heads Beach which is dog friendly and a great walk to reach it. This is the view from the end of the footbridge looking back at land.

Urunga Old, NSW 13 March 2013, (1 of 2) March 201313-2

Taking it easy now, we stopped at our final destination which is Forster – Tuncurry. A bridge for vehicles and pedestrians crosses Wallis Lake to unite the two towns.

Forster, NSW 19 Oct 2015, (15 of 16) October 201519

Pedestrian access across the bridge

Forster, NSW 19 Oct 2015, (10 of 16) October 201519

Side view from Tuncurry to Forster

Forster 2, NSW, 20 Oct 2015, (1 of 21) October 201520

A local, making the most of the sun and keeping his eye on me 🙂

Forster 2, NSW, 20 Oct 2015, (14 of 21) October 201520

The rock pool at Main Beach

Forster, NSW 19 Oct 2015, (5 of 16) October 201519

Kayaking in crystal clear water in Wallis Lake

Well, this is the end of our seven month’s travel around Australia. If you’ve joined us (at any stage) thank you and I hope you enjoyed it from the comfort of your home 😊

It has certainly been an amazing experience for us. We retired early to be able to do this while we are fit, able and willing. Mission accomplished and a trip to remember!

My Hump Day Posts continues on Wednesdays and I also take part in the Weekly Photo Challenge on Saturdays. Catch you then 😎

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About Retired2Travel

My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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14 Responses to HDP: Travelling Around Australia Ends at Week 32

  1. macmsue says:

    I’ve enjoyed sharing your journey and seeing your photos. I wonder how long it will be before you have itchy feet again. If you’re ready to stay in one place for quite a while I hope everything falls into place for you.

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    • Thank you Sue for following our travels. At the moment, I’m more than happy to stay with my family and friends. However, I have no doubt we’ll get itchy feet again, but I won’t be staying away for anything like sevens months. Shorter time-frame, for sure 😊

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  2. Amy says:

    I love these captures! What a wonderful adventure you had. Turner’s Beach is breathtaking! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

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  3. Thank you Amy. Yes, it has been an adventure and we have seen some wonderful sights. Having said that, I’m glad to be home now. For a while at least 😊

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  4. kazg10 says:

    Great photos Sonia, I particularly like the footbridge with the great reflections in the water as well. Perfect, looks like a great place 🙂

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  5. Seems I have a lot of catching up to do, Sonia! These are all beautiful photos of your wonderful travels. Thanks so much for sharing 😃

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  6. RuthsArc says:

    I am so glad that I found your blog, Sonia. I have loved reading about your travels, learning about the places you have visited and seeing your beautiful photos. You have certainly inspired me to explore Australia in more detail, beyond the obvious popular places. Thank you so much and best wishes for the coming months as you enjoy time at home, with family and friends.

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    • Thank you for your kind words Ruth. Australia is an awesome place! I think we’ve all guilty of looking for the greener grass elsewhere, but really we’ve got it all in this vast country of ours. I feel the only thing that holds Australia back a bit is its ‘youth’.

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  7. Tee says:

    Hey Sonia, are you back in Newy now?
    can’t wait to catch up with you xxx
    have really enjoyed your travels and your pics are fantastic. Tee

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    • Hi Tee, yes, we arrived last Wednesday. Thank you for following our trip, I hope you saw some parts of Australia you hadn’t seen before. We’ll be at the lunch of the month, so hopefully, we’ll see you there 😊

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