We are up and at it again today in Stockton, there is something very soothing about waking up to the sound of waves breaking on the shore. It’s time to get out and explore some more of Newcastle, but before we do it’s a quick brekky right on the beach at Lexies on the beach great food, fast, friendly service and one of the best locations for a cafe you’ve ever seen.
After a quick drive into Newcastle, we pull up at the Queens Wharf to meet Chris from Newcastle’s Famous Tram tours Chris drives a replica of one of the trams that used to work in Newcastle in the 1920s. It’s a fun and quirky way to explore the city and tap into Chris’s wealth of local knowledge. We go for a quick tour of all the cities beaches, some old forts like Fort Scratchley, King Edward Park, we also stop and have a wander around the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral, a stunning old church. If you are new to town, it’s an excellent way to get an overview of the whole city and decide which places you want to go back and spend more time looking around. One of the places that we were all very grateful Chris stopped at was the Anzac Memorial Walkway. It’s a 450m cliff top walkway that both commemorates the 100th anniversary of ANZACs landing at Gallipoli in 1915 and gives you the most incredible view of the city and the ocean. What a fantastic asset to the city, well worth your time to make the short walk, you can even read the names of locals who went off to war. Depending on the time-of-year, you might even be lucky enough to see some whales making their way up the coast.
Well were back to Stockton Holiday Park and it’s cooking time again. Tonight Macca and Tania are working on a French Onion Soup made from scratch and a family recipe that Tania got from here sister, fish tacos, not too sure about the fish tacos, but after seeing Tania cooking the Tasmanian Salmon, adding salsa and salad, they sure do look pretty good. While dinner is cooking there are a few people in the park the want to take a look through the Lotus Caravan, the boys from G&S Chassis are on hand to show them through.
We sure have enjoyed our time in Stockton and Newcastle. We know we’ve barely scratched the surface, but we like what we have seen so far. Tomorrow we continue our way up the coast to Port Stephens for more adventures.