Brush turkeys in Port Macquarie

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
An Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) walks up a tree

An Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami) walks up a tree

Ever wondered what Australian Brush Turkeys do when they are not walking around, wrecking your garden or setting up pitfall traps so they can mate with your head?

A roosting Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami)

A roosting Australian Brush Turkey (Alectura lathami)

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Whale Tail

Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Humpback whale

Humpback whale

Whale watching off Port Macquarie. The tour operator very kindly extended the trip by an hour (without prompting and at no extra cost!) because the 1.5 hours originally scheduled yielded only spouts and soundings.

Humpback whale

Humpback whale

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Road trip with lighthouses #1: Port Macquarie and surrounds

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Tacking Point Lighthouse, Port Macquarie

A planned road trip to the Gold Coast (Queensland) with family (689km, 7 days) was truncated for reasons of distance/time and became a New South Wales-only holiday terminating at Coffs Harbour (536km, 5 days) before the return trip to Sydney. The revised plan involved driving to Port Macquarie using the fastest possible route, staying for two nights and then moving north to Coffs Harbour to stay an additional two nights, with an option to extend through Sunday if necessary. The return journey would be a slower one via coastal roads rather than solely using the Pacific Highway.

Here are some photos from Port Macquarie and its surrounds.

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