Australia The East Bit Day 49 Byron Bay to Bonny Hills NSW 23 Aug 2016 +/- 430km

After a quick stop at the local bakery for some travelling sustenance we got away by 8:10, on our way south and into the poor weather.  Rain is forecast for the next few days and maybe beyond.

Our first detour for the day was over to the coast to have a quick look around Evans Head. Deb’s families close friends used to holiday there every winter until health issues prevented them a few years ago. Deb wanted to visit Evans Head and send them some pictures. They haven’t seen it since the tornado went through it many years ago. To us it looked like it was all back bigger and better than ever.  A very relaxed looking little coastal village a bit off the main tourist route.

Back on the road and we stopped off in Woolgoolga for lunch. We managed to find a nice little park on the edge of a river very close to the ocean to have a break and a bite to eat, very relaxing.

After lunch we headed to Bonny Hills. Since we left Byron one of the biggest features we have noticed about the highway is the amount of construction and renewal being undertaken on it.  It’s hard to go 10km without either driving on brand new dual carriageway highway, or being slowed down due to construction works on new highway sections.  In one area I saw a sign saying the next 12km was being upgraded at a cost of $140,000,000. All the works going on is keeping so many people in jobs. And NSW will finish up with a very good Eastern seaboard highway all the way to the Qld border. They are even making the roads local fauna friendly, with numerous “critter” suspension bridges over the road, and km’s of chain fencing either side of the road to prevent beasties like kangaroos making their way onto the road.

We got into Bonny Hills at around 3pm and were soon set up on our site overlooking the beach and the coastline looking north, gorgeous view. We can hear the sound of the sea very clearly (apparently! 🙂 ) from inside the van.

Rainbow Beach Bonny Hills

Rainbow Beach Bonny Hills

We had dinner down at the local pub, $10 schniddy night and we also scored happy hour at the bar, winners. 🙂

 

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