IF HOME IS WHERE the heart is, then Australia’s most cherished address is “no fixed abode”. Aussies have a restless streak, and with good reason. This is the only nation on earth blessed with an entire continent of natural wonder that is still being discovered.
Being an adventurous lot, Aussies believe even if these place have been found, they still need to be encountered for themselves. And the only way – and it’s always the best way – to truly appreciate these remote realms is from camping.
With an increasing desire to slow down, we drove “Lucy the landy” to the North Coast of NSW, far away from the trill of mobile phones, where the Yuraygir National Park awaits. This 20,000-hectare park covers a 65km stretch of coast filled with rugged headlands, tiny sand coves and isolated long stretches of beach. This is a special place with perfect grass knolls hidden in littoral rainforest that offer breathtaking ocean views and few neighbours except a few roos.
Lucy the Landy
We did exactly what we needed to do. Headed off for great walks, cooled off with a swim amongst little canyons and fish for our dinner. By the afternoon it was time to brew a tea, sit down on our chairs and take it all in!
It was so good to get back into some coastal camping. It’s about fresh, salty air; falling asleep to the roar of the ocean; It’s Robinson Crusoe living at its finest – pick the right spot with no one around to set up camp, drop a line and enjoy the taste all the more when your catch ends up on your plate.
Over the next couple of days I will share a little more with you about this little piece of heaven…