Yuraygir NP, NSW
We then headed north to Grafton where we found a campground that was right on the Clarence River and full of wakeboarders!
Next we headed to Yuraygir NP. I had read about this National Park before we left and was really keen to check it out, and I’m glad we did check it out! We camped at a place called Illaroo Campground which was located right on an awesome beach close to a little town called Minnie Water. We ended up staying here a few nights cause we loved it!
Fishing, one late arvo, I caught this massive shark/sting ray looking thing. It must have been a metre long! Unfortunately as soon as I got it on the wet sand it sucked down onto the sand and I snapped the hook trying to pull it in. I check on the internet and found out it was a shovel nose shark, or a guitar fish. I wouldn’t have known what to do with it if I did keep it so I probably would have just thrown it back in anyway! It would have been good to get a picture though!
After leaving the National Park we stumble across a small town called Maclean. We decided to pass through and have some lunch there. It turned out that it was a historic Scottish town and all the power poles were painted with all the different Scottish Clan tartans. Of course I went on the search for the Johnston clan tartan, and found it!
Next we went to Yamba where I caught up on some good surfing and more fishing. Yamba is a great town on the coast, with heaps of quality surf and friendly people.
We drove out of Yamba late so we found a free camp on a side of the road rest area called New Italy. It turned out to be pretty good for a side of the road rest area. There was good toilet facilities and a cafe. Next up is Evans Head and then Byron Bay…