A big warm country welcome to you all!
This little blog is both a personal journey of literacy (not my strong point) and an insight into our tours and destinations.
Its a taste of life here in the Greater Port Macquarie region, our home base is in the “hidden corner” of the region a place called Rollands Plains, one of the area’s most beautiful spots.
Please join me in this journey, shall we share a fresh juice with some locally made muesli or should I boil the billy and pop on a batch of scones with a little local jam, or maybe brew some local coffee with a little baked treat from a local baker or shall I open a red and indulge in some local cheese, or maybe a local port.
Whatever your flavour or time of day thanks for joining the trip, i hope you enjoy the sights and stories and please feel free to contact us via our facebook page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Firstly ~ WOW!
We had such a great bunch on tour and we had the best day, the crew described it with words like "exceptionally wonderful" "fantastic" "relaxed" and "fun" you cant get any better than that.
We started off in the Kooloonbung Creek area and we discovered some amazing little world dwellers of the six legged variety, amazing texture through the tree's and some gorgeous reflections in the creek itself.
Read more about this spot here: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/port-macquarie-area/port-macquarie/attractions/kooloonbung-creek-nature-reserve-and-historic-cemetery
From there we jumped on board the bus and went to Roses Vineyard and we had the place to ourselves to photograph some of the very friendly and full of character locals of the furry and feathered kind, we also photographed the beautiful lagoon filled with the hugest fish I have ever seen with an amazing backdrop of the vineyard and dam further down the hill. I am not sure if we had more fun here taking photos or playing ball with the dog.
To see more of Roses Vineyard hit the link below.
From here we went south to the stunning village of Dunbogan http://www.about-australia.com/dunbogan/
Oh what a visual delight we found here, we enjoyed our spectacular lunch made by Casualties Espresso https://www.facebook.com/casualties.espresso/fref=ts all by the water with the sea breeze on our faces and the sound of water lapping against the jetty and some of us enjoyed a coffee from the Dunbogan boat shed before we started taking more photos, we had hundreeds of fish begging us to take their photo, an amazing dolphin playing just off the bank by a boat and birds flying about. The fish may have been enticed a little by the food we gave them purchased at the Dunbogan Boat shed. What a stunning location and so friendly, thanks for having us guys.
If you want to see more about The Dunbogan Boatshed click on the link below.
From here we went to the amazing, stunning and simply divine location of the Treehouse Retreat at Diamond Waters we could have spent the whole day here, my goodness so many intricate, detailed and colourful plants, the huge lagoon with boat on the side, the garden sculptures and the very friendly duck who thought all the ladies where lovely. We will be going back here again for sure, in fact I can see a little weekend retreat in my future. We seen a vege garden that you can pick your own food from, a chook house for daily fresh eggs and so much more.
Check them out at this link http://www.diamondwaters.com.au/
As much as we could have stayed longer and we even got to participate in a styling session for one of the cabins ( oh my lordy me - divine with all the mod cons yet felt so in touch with natural nature it was blissful) we headed off to our next location.
The next spot is a bit of a local photography destination of Greater Port Macquarie photographers, we didnt get to it in its prime time but the potential here is sensational, a few suggested coming back here with a picnic, the family and a kayak or two and wait for the late afternoon magic hour. The spot is called The Perch Hole and if you have a lowline car dont go there but anything with normal suspension will be more than fine, just a few pot holes to avoid but its worth it, I did a photo shoot here some time back with a lady who wrote a yoga book and it was the perfect spot, it was so quiet and peaceful you could have been hours from town not 5 minutes. If you want to find directions to this beauty then click on the link below.
We had such a wonderful day in our Greater Port Macquarie area, we are already planning another tour for the 26th of September (less than a week away) and to be honest I cant wait to get amongst the beauty of our wonderful, amazing, diverse area.
Big thanks to the crew from the tour, you all rocked it completely and you made this tour guide very happy.
Hope to see you on tour soon.
Working mum and tour guide.
Well hello all!
It is with much pleasure that I introduce Rueben to you.
Let me tell you a little about him.
He is a bit of a cheeky fellow and doesn't mind the odd joke and has a very dry sense of humour. Rueben is extremely proud of the places he gets to drive to and the sights that he see's in our local area The Greater Port Macquarie, and often wonders of just how lucky we are to live here in this amazing, awesome place.
He is also a little bit of a rev head and gets a bit carried away with talking about cars, engines and all things motor related and come the day of the "big race" you will find him not far from a big television and a BBQ and as many of his friends as he can gather.
Rueben is very protective of those in his care and will do everything possible to make sure they have an absolutely wonderful time while being very safe. He likes to sample some of our locally produced amber fluids but makes sure he is parked up in the garage before doing so (he doesn't want to scratch his duco and is always abiding by the rules), but he is very happy to see the smiling faces of his passengers discovering our local producers of bubbly amber fluids.
Our Rueben is also very fond of our local music and loves nothing more than to cruise along a local road with a fantastic view, windows down and the tunes playing loud.
While being a very technologically up to date kind of a fellow who can talk computers, internet and sound systems with the best of them he is also a big fan of all things old school, and loves nothing more than the idea of hanging out on the tools in the garage beside a 1973 Kingswood changing his oil and rotating his tyres.
"Im mighty happy to be a part of the Eclectic Tasty Art Tour crew, how good is my job? Really .... how good is it? It doesn't get much better than my job, taking in the sights, getting to hear all the laughter of my passengers. I look forward to seeing you on tour and cant wait to share some tales with you from our adventures." Rueben