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Bonny Hills

Taking full advantage of the sunny summer weather that has stayed with us and an extra day off resulting in an unexpected long weekend we decided to head north to the North Coast Holiday Park at Bonny Hills about 40 km south of Port Macquarie.

We arrived just after dark after having been treated to an amazing sunset and with nowhere to pull over on the freeway to capture it we were left to watch it unfold in our mirrors.


We decided to fully setup – awning and all. Hmmm not sure why we decided to do that but our little coloured markers on each post and pole were a huge help meaning that we got the awning up with ease even in the dark.

With the fox-wing like awning there is a lot of space under the awning

It’s a magnificent park, very well designed, great sized sites, immaculately maintained with beautiful facilities.

We had a double concrete pad site, which was quite nice, with nicely mown grass all around it
The terrace type system works well to keep the sites separate and clearly defined, and being as large as they you don’t feel cramped at all.
The amenities block
Camp Kitchen with a view over Spooney’s Beach

There is so much coastline we haven’t explored before and this is another of them. I’ve talked in previous posts that i would have driven past this coastline probably 3 or 4 times a  year and never taken the exit road off the freeway usually because we are heading north to family and there just isn’t time, so we were keen to  get out and explore.

We woke to a glorious day perfect for exploring and taking in the sites. and headed out to explore the coastline and headlands including hitting the dirt road highways in Crowdy Bay National Park.

Exploring the breakwall
A little inlet at the end of the breakwall
Charles Hamey Lookout at Camden Haven with views to North Brother Mountain, Gogleys Lagoon and of course the beautiful beaches.
Exploring the dirt road highways of Crowdy Bay NP

We returned to the park and decided to head down to the little bay that sits beneath the park for sunset and so that I could try out my new long exposure NiSi filters. When I’m not working my 9-5 Mon-Fri day job I’m an amateur photographer, so i love getting away to  explore new places and turn my camera on them – you can check out my work here – Emma White~Photography

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Sunday’s weather wasn’t as good so we decided to take the coast road to Port Macquarie, and we couldn’t go past the old Pancake Factory – a local icon for at least 20 years i reckon.

Yes there are pancakes under there somewhere

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