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.