So this afternoon I've left Tamworth and am headed back to the coast. The drive from Tamworth to Coffs Harbour is beautiful! Snaking along the New England Highway through a few national parks is definitely worth the trip compared to staying on the concrete pacific highway. I stopped along the route at Ebor Falls, a really beautiful cascade waterfall.
Along the way I also picked up two blokes who had broken down beside the road. It was dark and I've never picked up anyone off the side of the road before. That said, I felt it was the good thing to do (and the Australian thing to do!). They were plenty grateful and we had a good yarn on the way to Coffs. If I should ever break down on this trip I hope that someone would do the same for me.
That night for the first time I slept in the car (still waiting on getting the glorious pink van back - engine's can take a while to replace haha). I parked next to the beach and endeavoured to sleep. I'll be honest, it wasn't super comfortable but it was pretty awesome waking up to a sunrise on Coffs Harbour beach right in front of me.
I spent that morning exploring the pathways along the coast and got to enjoy many a beautiful view.
Then it was off the Big Banana for an obligatory photo and back onto the road!