I have such vivid and fond memories of this part of the world. It is now the Murramarang National park. Its really busy down the south coast with the *Second Wave. Camping grounds are way over the top expensive and you have to book ahead online for the National Parks as well. I did book into Pebbly Beach, just for old times sake and set off down the Mount Agony road into sheer jungle rainforests filled with the most beautiful tallest spotty gums. I just get so excited travelling some of these absolutely stunning winding roads with the sneak peak views over the bluest Pacific Ocean.
Pebbly was not appropriate for my set up so headed around to Depot beach and was lucky enough to transfer my booking over. Scored the best little site with a wild ginger garden at my front door, easy access to the beach, access to lots of walking tracks and a LOT less goannas than at Pebbly. As much as I love the wildlife… the Goannas freak me out a bit.
Walked the beaches and forest walks, did drawings and paintings daily, sat around fires at night and loved every bit of my camp there. The coastline is stunning and the villages are much the same as they were 40 years ago, preserved from the huge developments that are going on along the South Coast. Loads of eastern grey kangaroos that just laze about with little joeys, willy wagtails, king parrots and rainbow lorikeets and little blue wrens… SO beautiful.
I totally wanted to stay on but the weekend was totally booked out, as in back to back campers with gyre ropes overlapping, so I had to move on.
*second wave: terminology given to nomads that holiday ‘after’ the school holidays mostly from Vicoria chasing the rays… lol That could be me… mmmmmm