Category: Adventure

Diving Fairlight

Diving Fairlight

After missing out on the dives in Port Stephens, Sharon was itching to get back under the water. So when we got back to Sydney, we jumped straight onto the Frog Dive website and signed up for one of their free shore dives. They were fully booked for all of January (thanks mainly to the …

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Diving with Sharks at Broughton Island

Diving with Sharks at Broughton Island

What’s the best things to do after getting PADI Open Water Diver certified? Jumping into the ocean with a bunch of sharks of course! Having had our Christmas trip to Brisbane foiled by Covid enforced border closures, we managed to find a single campsite in Port Stephens and quickly made a booking. Our mates then …

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Getting My Open Water Diver Certification

Getting My Open Water Diver Certification

My life has always include the ocean. Growing up, our family holidays were spent surfing, snorkelling, and fishing at Cape St. Francis (South Africa). And when we weren’t holidaying there, we were often rock fishing in the Transkei. I have many a fond memory of free-diving for abalone with my father in the cool Atlantic …

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A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

A Long Weekend at Koala Shores (Port Stephens)

Our exploration of NSW continued with a 4 day visit to Koala Shores, which is beautifully located on the shoreline of Tilligerry Creek in Port Stephens. We chose Koala Shores for two main reasons: firstly, it promised good fishing opportunities (specifically around the oyster farms); and secondly, it’s known to have a small population of …

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Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

Mountain Biking the Lady Carrington Drive Trail

My wife and I are getting into the nasty habit of taking sneaky Fridays off, and then using them to do a little mountain biking, followed by pizza and beer at our new favourite venue, the Buena. This time we headed south, to the Royal National Park where we opted for a more relaxed, scenic …

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A Weekend at Lake Macquarie and Blacksmiths Beach

A Weekend at Lake Macquarie and Blacksmiths Beach

After months in quasi-lockdown, getting used to the new normal imposed on us by Covid-19, we finally managed to get away for 5 days of bliss at Lake Macquarie. We’d never been to the area before, but chose it for a handful of reasons. Firstly, it offered a great selection of both fishing and family …

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Lake Macquarie Adventure (Video)

Lake Macquarie Adventure (Video)

The family and I headed to Lake Macquarie for a few days of adventure and fishing. We did some 4x4ing on the very soft Blacksmiths Beach, explored the caves at Caves Beach, played with the kids at Speer Point Park, and fished Lake Macquarie from the kayak.

Never a dull moment!