Tag: NSW

Half of my Advanced Open Water

Half of my Advanced Open Water

Despite being new to diving, I was itching to get back into the water to do my Advanced Open Water certification. Why? Well, predominantly to open up a wide variety of exciting new dive sites, especially for our Great Keppel Island holiday in July (fingers crossed it doesn’t get cancelled due to Covid). I spent …

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Diving Fairlight

Diving Fairlight

After missing out on the dives in Port Stephens, Sharon was itching to get back under the water. So when we got back to Sydney, we jumped straight onto the Frog Dive website and signed up for one of their free shore dives. They were fully booked for all of January (thanks mainly to the …

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Diving with Sharks at Broughton Island

Diving with Sharks at Broughton Island

What’s the best things to do after getting PADI Open Water Diver certified? Jumping into the ocean with a bunch of sharks of course! Having had our Christmas trip to Brisbane foiled by Covid enforced border closures, we managed to find a single campsite in Port Stephens and quickly made a booking. Our mates then …

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A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

Our exploration of NSW continued with a 4 day visit to Koala Shores, which is beautifully located on the shoreline of Tilligerry Creek in Port Stephens. We chose Koala Shores for two main reasons: firstly, it promised good fishing opportunities (specifically around the oyster farms); and secondly, it’s known to have a small population of …

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Camping with the Family at Budgewoi Holiday Park

Camping with the Family at Budgewoi Holiday Park

Poor planning meant that most holiday parks were fully booked long before we started planning 3 nights of camping bliss. Thankfully we found space at Budgewoi Holiday Park, where we’d stayed before, but was worth another visit. Our previous trip to Budgewoi, earlier in the year, had been with my mom and we’d stayed in …

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Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

My wife and I are getting into the nasty habit of taking sneaky Fridays off, and then using them to do a little mountain biking, followed by pizza and beer at our new favourite venue, the Buena. This time we headed south, to the Royal National Park where we opted for a more relaxed, scenic …

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A Long Weekend at Racecourse Beach

A Long Weekend at Racecourse Beach

After months in lockdown courtesy of COVID-19, travel restrictions were finally eased, just in time for the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. We jumped at the opportunity and immediately set about looking for a holiday park to take the kids to. Sadly, it quickly became obvious that the rest of Australia had the same idea, as …

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Family Fun on the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Family Fun on the Narrabeen Lagoon Trail

Two years ago we left the sunny shores of South Africa, and with it our trusty mountain bikes. It was a sad day indeed. Thankfully, with our girls getting older, and quickly forming their own love for bikes, we decided it was time to bite the bullet and invest in a new set of mountain …

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