Left the Byron Bay resort with some sadness – it\’s been a very restful, if somewhat artificial, experience in a really nice resort – and were soon bowling down the Pacific Highway towards our next destination – Coffs Harbour.
This started off OK, but it became obvious that this road is undergoing major redevelopment and, apparently, has been for some years. Much in the way of roadworks, slow traffic, boring scenery – UK relived. We tried to take a scenic detour, but soon found ourselves back on the A1.
Stopped for a comfort break at a place called Ulmarra. Nothing to write home about, but a nice setting on a river:
Temperatures were in the mid-thirties here, so it was a relief to get back into the air-conditioned car and head on our way south.
The road actually improved dramatically from this point – the redevelopment work had already been completed – so it was a nice easy jaunt to the Aanuka Bay resort just north of Coffs Harbour itself.
Check-in straightforward, but this is another large resort site with a rainforest theme, so finding our way around was less so. Having got to our room, we were once again presented with a large suite, the highlight of which was a jacuzzi bath with a shower over the top!
All a bit shabbier than the previous resort in Byron Bay, being picky, but still very much more than adequate.
Wildlife was a bit more interesting, though:
Very nice, and actually relatively reasonably priced, meal at the resort restaurant followed. So far, we seem to have fallen on our feet again here.
Planning to visit a local viewpoint (lookout) and look round Coffs Harbour itself tomorrow. Oh, and we have a washing machine and tumble dryer in the room. Could be a laundry session just for the sake of it, because these things are important, you know……