We met our new friends and hit the road south-bound from Wollongong. With lots of fun and laughs along the way, our first port of call was somewhere with yummy food to fill our bellies. It was the Empty Esky Explorer for a reason – We purchased some supplies from local establishments helping communities who were struck with bushfire tragedy almost 12 months ago. After a big day on the road we settled into our accommodation, unpacked our bags, and had some down time before getting ready for another big day tomorrow.
After a delicious breakfast and extreme excitement all round, we started the day with a visit to Mogo Zoo who were unfortunately affected by the fires. We got some great snaps with the wildlife before enjoying a group lunch at the Zoo. We finished up with our bags full of souvenirs from an awesome day out – The conversation in the bus back to the accommodation was all about everyone’s favourite animals of the day.
Day 3, we got ready, jumped in the bus, blasted some tunes and hit the road for a road trip stopping at fire-affected towns along the way. The abundance of shops full of food, goodies and knickknacks kept our group of shopaholics happy, spending money in small towns such as Mogo, Tilba Tilba and Narooma. It was so nice to give to the fire-affected communities. They did it tough last year and this was our experience to show a traditional Aussie sense of mateship and support. Our busy day was far from over! South Coast New South Wales’ beaches and bays are some of the most beautiful in the world and we thought we’d make the most of it. We visited our friends from Narooma Charters and took a boat trip over to Montague Island, known as Barunguba to the local Yuin Aboriginal people, to explore the island. There’s only one thing to eat after you’ve gotten off a boat tour on the South Coast and that’s fish and chips. We went to Quota Park in Narooma and enjoyed our well-deserved meal, however those cheeky seagulls kept us on our toes. They’re OUR chips!
On our last day we had a nice, home-cooked breakfast, packed up, loaded up the bus and made our way back up the coast. One last game of bowling couldn’t hurt though. We all challenged our new friends to a friendly (but still competitive) game – The Trusted Travel staff tried to cheat but the group weren’t having a (bumper) bar of it. So much laughter and fun on our Empty Esky trip with our new buddies – Thanks for putting on a show Narooma!