It's been a while since I feel that I updated this and I was starting to feel guilty because I have been to three places since I last wrote in Melbourne!
Our first stop after Melbourne was Newcastle. We got a flight ridiculously early in the morning as we felt this would be better than the alternative which was a 13 hour coach drive. So an hour after take off we were there (hehe) but were disappointed to see it had been raining. The grey and wet probably didn't help our first impressions of Newcastle-it didn't seem much different from the Newcastle at home! We arrived at our hostel to be met with more disappointment...it wasn't great. Very old and run down. We only needed to look at each other to know we'd only be staying the one night here. Although we'd been up since 4.30am with very little sleep (we'd been out with some girls Sj met in Fiji then night before) we decided to go for a wander. After wandering for half an hour and not seeing another person, we started to think that we were in a real life ghost town! We got the free bus that takes you around the town to see if we were missing something...we weren't! We did come across a pub where we had a nice lunch which made the day a bit better.
Needless to say we got out of there pretty quickly and booked a bus for the next day to.....
Port Maquarie which was a lovely place. We stayed at a hostel called Ozzie Pozzie backpackers. It was painted bright blue and was quite small and homely. We liked it here :) It had a pool which we also liked as I was getting fed up of getting sand in my pants whilst attempting to sunbathe. Whilst here we visited the Koala hospital which was lovely and it was free which was definately a bonus! The beach here was lovely too although we only stayed a few hours. The next day was time for us to move on again so I tried to get on tan duty in the morning by the pool :) We arrived in....
Coffs Harbour on St Patricks Day at about 6pm so needless to say we pretty much dumped our stuff, showered and went straight out to the only Irish bar in town and had a fantastic night!! The photos on facebook are proof enough of this I think :)
Today has been a very chilled day as the St Paddys hangover took its toll. We did go down to the harbour to have breakfast and have both decided that we love it here. The town is beautiful and the blue skies definately help :) Again we're not staying for long though-tomorrow we're on the road again to Byron Bay! We're very excited to get there and will be staying a week so we can settle a bit.
Hope all is well at home! Missing you all xxxxx