Crystal clear water and white sand at Tuncurry, NSW

Summer Wind Down in Sleepy Tuncurry

Footsteps along Tuncurry beach
Footsteps along Tuncurry beach

Tuncurry is a tiny jewel in the string of coastal gems that make up the mid-north coast region of New South Wales.

About four hours drive north of Sydney, Tuncurry and its sister town Forster, are slightly off the beaten track i.e. off the main north-south Pacific Highway. Rather than creating a sad feeling that the World has passed it by, the detour required to reach both these towns means that they retain their laid back ambience. A huge positive when you want a stress-free beach break.

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A diver at Short Point, Merimbula. Source: Merimbula Tourism

Merimbula – Jewel of the Sapphire Coast

So many visitors to Australia stick to the tried and true path, and miss out on the best bits! Their focus remains firmly fixed on the heavily promoted destinations of Sydney, the Gold Coast and Great Barrier Reef, and yet the hidden gems that represent the best of Australia, remain just that – hidden.

Just between you and me, and ‘ssshhh, don’t tell anyone’, it’s time to discover Merimbula!

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Turkish Delights…Sun, Surf, Sand…and History

I cannot tell a lie.

I broke a promise.

I promised that this holiday would be just that – a holiday. No ruins, no museums, no cultural sites or sights. But, a visit Turkey? How could I possibly resist their siren call?

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