Today we felt like our holiday was drawing to an end, as we headed down the Pacific Highway into New South Wales. We decided to check out the Calypso Holiday Village in Yamba. We just rocked up without booking as there were 3 or 4 other parks nearby. I hadn’t even got out of the ute when the receptionist came out and said that the 5th wheeler wouldn’t fit in their park. After a friendly conversation we had arranged a spot in the camping area as there was several spots available and we didn’t need power. A late lunch after we had set up and we had all afternoon to check out the town and what it had to offer.
Yamba is a great little town with plenty to keep most people busy for a day or two at least. The caravan park has mostly small sites throughout the park and larger rigs would be advised to stay away in peak periods, but there are several larger sites outside peak periods. A return to Yamba will be on the agenda for a future trip.
Plenty of flat walking paths were on offer. We chose to check out the breakwall, which is over a kilometre long and around the foreshore below the lighthouse.
Leaving the foreshore we made our way up past the lighthouse and back through the shopping centre, which is almost at the entrance to the caravan park. It is a shame we only have a day in Yamba but with the weather being cold in Victoria and most of New South Wales, a quicker drive back to Melbourne with no lay overs this year for a few days was our plan.
We are not planning to drive massive distances every day but approximately 200km a day, get into camp early each day, have a quick look around town and be on our way at a leisurely pace, at least until we are below Sydney.