Paradise - The South Coast Of New South Wales
The south coast of New South wales has to be one of my favourite places to visit, anywhere, full stop. I have been coming here since I was a small boy and when I had kids, we had the most wonderful family holidays here too. So when we were still in Normandy planning our trip to Australia, the NSW south coast was one place I was especially keen to show Nathalie.
There's much I could say but I think I will let the images do the talking. My dilemma was culling the images down to a reasonable number for the photo gallery. I didn't succeed very well!
An Epic Week Going South
One thing that blew us away was the amount of wildlife we saw, especially kangaroos. As a European, Nathalie was always enchanted to see a kangaroo in the wild but I think by the time we reached the Victorian border, even she was getting a bit blasé about them! The stingrays we saw were also pretty amazing, and big!!! Wherever the fishermen where cleaning their catches by a launching ramp, the rays would be gathered waiting for the scraps to be thrown to them. I couldn't help but think of Steve Irwin and his demise.
The south coast of NSW is truly a magnificent place with beautiful coast, beaches, quaint towns and hinterland. If ever you get a chance, go and enjoy it too.
One of the most superb beaches you will ever visit. Green Patch at Jervis Bay
South Coast sunset over the Pacific Ocean in a mellow mood
More kangaroos on the golf at Merimbula
Pambula River and where it enters the sea. I remember coming here when I was 5 years old
Nathalie can't go past a dog without patting it
That black rock is in fact a stingray just a metre away from the man cleaning his fish
Same spot, same stingray.....
The historic Tathra wharf. I used to watch them shark fish from here years ago.
Main Street, Central Tilba. See the dog waiting on the ute?
The days catch, Ulladulla
and a curious Labrador checking out the stingray that's feeding on the fishermen's scraps
So many memories here - the Bar Beach at Merimbula
I've never seen this before. Small shrubs growing IN a tidal pool.
Nathalie getting acquainted with some of the other campers at Green Patch
Catching the sunrise before a morning dip, Green Patch
Huskisson beach, Jervis Bay
Hmmm, where is this? Not sure but a typical south coast view.
One of my favourites, the ocean swimming pool at Kiama
At the right time of year, just head to the lookout at Eden and see the whales migrating just offshore.