While in Australia, we rented a car and drove down the East coast from Noosa to Sydney. One crucial stop that was scheduled for the trip was a place near Taree and Forster in New South Wales. Dom needed to work and I took advantage of sleeping in a hotel for more than one night and enjoying a little “no car” time. We discovered the Australis Diamond Beach Resort in Diamond Beach, located perfectly between Taree and Forster (pronounced “Foster”, for whatever reason).
The Resort was gorgeous and the rate was only about $150 AUD per night. The resort is made of individual buildings that house different number of people. Ours was a two bedroom, two bathroom one and I loved it. It had a deck for drying bathing suits, a bbq for cooking, a full kitchen plus a washer and dryer. I loved swimming in the pool and I loved reading on the sandy beach staring at the ocean. I was, however, to scared to swim in it. I am a confident swimmer but when you are the only soul on the beach and the waves are high, I was imaging being swept out without a soul knowing where I was off to. No complaints though, whatsoever, I loved having that private beach. Nothing beats salt water.
Other highlights of staying here: the kangaroo that we spied near dusk and the Kookaburra that I saw while out on an afternoon walk. <3
I spent the full day at the Resort, mostly reading by the pool/beach and listening to my iPod. The first time that I felt a wee bit homesick on my trip was when I was laying in the lounge chair at the pool listening to a podcast of Stuart Mclean’s Vinyl Cafe. The following day when we headed off to Sydney, we stopped in Forster so I could see this cute town. I loved what I saw, but particularly I loved this little store, Coco’s Closet. They had the cutest handmade things there and I wish that I could have bought it all. I opted for some owl earrings for myself and owl hair clips for Li’l K. We love birds and owls are particularly special.