Lennox Head via Red Rock
Well with what we had seen of the east coast of oz both Hilary and myself thought we had seen the best, but not so !!!!!!
first time we had run into any bad weather on our holiday , so we thought if we had to travel why not travel while the weather is bad, off we went.
We made our way up the coast road and Hilary had a wish to call off at a place called Stuarts Point....cant tell you why, just that she likes Home and Away ......and Alf stuart likes it up there ???? (sorry guys but this must be a women thing).
Any way we called in and would have stopped off for the odd night around the area or even Nambucca Heads but it seemed as we were traveling up the coast the rain was following us, so we pressed on, in fact the weather kept with us till we got to Coffs Harbour so we only managed a quick look at the pier then we moved out.....sorry Coffs Harbour we did not do you justice.
But the upside of missing Coffs Harbour was that we stumbled on a little place called Red Rock.........only small but I tell you DO NOT MISS. a little jewel.
great little place which if we had not been told would never have stumbled on to, no way! it was about 15 miles from the main coast road and only went to Red Rock.
Red Rock was quite to say the least and the camp site only had about 6/7 campers on the site. it was a nice little river which ran into the sea and there was a lovely sand bar when the tide was out, and just over the hill about 200 yards was the most fantastic beach ever, it went for miles ,with no one on, and no one in sight.....
we stayed there the night but the rain followed the next morning and with the first spot of rain off we went again up the coast with Brisbane in our sights.
We got to Ballina and to be honest the place looked realy nice too and while looking for a camp site we stumbled on Lennox Head.
we had 2/3 days there and to be honest this place is second to none we parked our motor home about 50 yards off the beach, (and this is getting boring now you guys in oz ) the beach went on for miles and miles then miles again. for those that likes a bit of sport the hand gliding was on the hill just outside Lennox Head, the surf was good but the fishing crap.....then again I think that was me.
one point I will make is....Hilary was reading the national paper last week and a surfer was attacked on the same beach....gulp gulp !!!!!
But then what do you expect me to catch when I was hamperd with 2 sea eagles that kept swooping for my bait....yep eat your heart out those of you that like the sight of eagles. sorry about the photo and it was only about 20 feet above me.
We walked miles on the beach first thing on a morning.
Hey we even had a fresh water lake to swim in only 25 yards from the motor home......even though it seemed a little strange,,,,,,,the water
was a deep red colour, the colour came from the tea trees all around the lake and the water was supsoed to be good for you ?????? hope you ozzies were not taking the mickey !!!!!!
I guess this was the best camping spot we had stopped in while touring with the motor home..........then again they were all good.
We where only a few miles out of Byron bay too and went there a couple of times, nice place but to be honest we liked Lennox Head better but here are a couple of photos of the lighthouse at Byron bay and the beaches both north and south of Byron bay.
the veiw from the lighthouse towards Byron bay.
this was the view looking from the lighthouse towards Lennox head.
but alas we had to head for Brisbane and return the motor home.....Brisbane next.