Finally on the road south to Tasmania – 1st stop Macksville

On the banks of the beautiful Nambucca River, Macksville offers the perfect holiday spot for fishing, boating on sparkling waterways and enjoying wonderful natural attractions. Relax in the riverside parks or on the verandah of the historic Star Hotel and you may even spot bottlenose dolphins in the sparkling waters. 

Though we would have loved to do all of these wonderful things and more that gorgeous Macksville has to offer, we unfortunately were on a march south. We had chosen this lovely town of just over 2500 residents as our first stopover. Just over 4 hours drive from the Brisbane CBD, it was an easy trip after a couple of things we needed to conclude in the big smoke saw us get underway at lunchtime.

Arriving in time for sundowner drinks and nibbles, we pulled into one of the parking bays available for RV’s to stay free for 24 hours. The clean restrooms were close by and the Lions Park provided wood fired bbq’s (byo wood) picnic tables and chairs, a small playground for the little ones, but best of all the position, position, position.

Position Position Position

Nibbles and drinks ready to be enjoyed

You couldn’t buy these views but here we were, enjoying it all courtesy of the Nambucca Council and their residents. How privileged are we?

Rob taking in the view of downtown Macksville

The central business area is a stroll across the bridge. If you wish to partake in a quality meal whipped up by the chefs at the Star Hotel, which a few of the touring couples did, it is an easy walk home after a couple of wines. As it was our first night on the road, Karen really wanted to test her new galley out. But first a stroll along the beautiful waterway was calling. There were fishermen coming and going along with a few kayakers taking the advantage of the beautiful temperatures and daylight saving.  

Beautiful temperatures and daylight saving

Karen spied a fisherman over at the cleaning tables and eagerly wanted to know what, where and how he caught his catch. We’re not sure if he eagerly gave away one of his nice bream so she wouldn’t ask anymore question, or more than likely, he, like most fishermen, just likes to share. Whatever the case, we ended up with fresh fish for dinner. You maybe able to take the girl away from her boat but the fish just seem to find her no matter what. 

Yep fish for dinner

Crispy Skin fish Asia style accompanied
by Asian salad dressed in hoisin sauce

After a blissful night’s sleep, the alarm sounded early and we were up to find our next free campsite in 840 klm further south in Gundagai. 

Rising early

Breakfast with a view

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