We finally found our little paradise, 500 kilometres from Sydney and 700 kilometres from Melbourne—the small town of Narooma, on the Eurobodalla Coast. Conveniently located far enough from the two big cities, Narooma manages to retain some of its local charm and it’s not too swamped by Australian holidaymakers.

Local attractions include the “Australian Rock,” a big boulder with a hole that resembles the country (minus Tasmania), numerous pelicans and outrageously clear water with big waves. Add a couple of very sunny days and we were on cloud number 9.

After the night in the trailer (a very old and mouldy one), we were glad to sleep in a motel and to be able to do some laundry. I mean, washing clothes in the shower gets old after a while. We also did a bit of planning—yes, we are leaving Australia next week. We have five weeks left before going back to Canada and we wanted to explore another part of the world. So next Monday, we are flying to… actually, I’m not saying it yet, you’ll see! As much as I like Australia, the country has gotten so ridiculously expensive that travelling there is a struggle for shoestring travellers like us.

So, guess where we will be next week!

Three Big Birds
Rocky Beach
The Australian Rock
Big Waves
Mystery Bay
Mystery Bay
Driving to Narooma

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  1. khengsiong January 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

    This place is full of nature’s wonders.

    Can’t guess where you are heading to…

  2. Em January 8, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I’m intrigued…
    Viet Nam? New Guinea?

  3. Yogi January 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Let me see, Vietnam is taken. I’ll say Thailand.

  4. Tulsa Gentleman January 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Let’s see, where to next? If it was me I would go to New Zealand. I have wanted to go there ever since seeing the Lord of the Rings. But you might go to Tasmania or up to Indonesian, even to Korea or Japan, although that would be an expensive place to visit. Where ever you go I hope you take lots of photos and share them with us.

  5. Nigel January 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    My original guess was New Zealand, but I’d guess Hong Kong for now 😉

  6. Soleil January 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Wow, gorgeous scenery! And it looks like the weather has finally improved too. As for your next destination, I am going for New Zealand too, but you said that you wanted to explore another part of the world, which seems like you’re going to a totally different area. I have no idea where that might be. Greenland? Hahaha. Can’t wait to hear where you’ll be next!

  7. Linguist-in-Waiting January 9, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Awesome scenery as always! I am fascinated by how varied the Australian coast was: the water is always there, and yet you show us very varied landscapes every time!

  8. Cynthia January 10, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    What? Five more weeks of vacation? I thought you were leaving for two to three weeks!

    As for the next destination, I’m guessing Indonesia.


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