Base camp!

Day Three: 

The Ultimate Oz tour group drove about 2 hour via bus to Melaleuca Port Stephens.  This is a fabulous campground for backpackers (or anyone who wants to camp) which is run by a very welcoming couple. The owners also reduced animals including a beautiful kangaroo named Josie.IMG_0927  Josie was 16 years old and chooses to stay with this family as there are no gates around the campground.  She is welcome to come and go as she pleases!   As a group we played games by the beach until the early hours of the morning followed by a cozy sleep in the cabins for 6.

The next morning our day was filled with activities! We took 4×4 trucks through the sand dunes and went sand boarding … which is much more difficult than one would think!

Tip: DO NOT put your feet out otherwise you will fly off the board!


After getting covered in sand we washed off at Nelson’s Bay… Great White Shark breeding nursery.  We also found some neat creatures… Pee-pee’s! This is aussie slang for clams!


How to find your Perfect Pee-Pee 

  • Step 1: Have a group of friends… is not a requirement
  • Step 2: Get everyone to dig their heels into the sand until you feel a rock
  • Step 3: Pull it out from the water… hopefully you found a Pee-pee!
  • Step 4: Get everyone to place their Pee-pee’s on top of the sand
  • Step 5: Pee-pee’s want to be in the water and therefore will stick their ‘tongue’ out to dig into the sand… See who’s Pee-pee disappears first!

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