Out on the patio, we sit...

We'd been on the road for 3.5 hours by the time we'd pulled into the timber-arched driveway of Black Wattle Cabin. The road had narrowed, and the bush towered overhead.

From the moment we stopped the car the relaxing sound of cicadas, and the warm Northerly wind transported us from suburbia, where we came from, to the tranquil, homely surrounds of Black Wattle Cabin.

Situated in the Markwell Valley, the cabin sits some 45 mins drive from the immaculate Pacific Palms Beaches, and only 10 mins drive from the closest town of Bulahdelah, just off the Pacific Highway. This little gem oozes R & R.

By late afternoon we took a stroll down to the creek where the property intersects small tracts of the Myall River; a treasure trove of greenery jostling for frontage on creek's edge. Inquisitive cows can be seen and heard from every aspect.

Right about the time you start to get goosebumps is when the sun is starting to creep behind the foliage, so we headed back to the cabin to sit on the porch nearing sunset. Bathed in golden light, it's about as iconic as you get to the Aussie dream - as the sunset transitioned the sky from every colour to black.

Not long after we'd eaten dinner, we got the fire going. Spending the rest of the evening sipping rum on the porch; thankful to in a cabin on the fringes of the bush.

Things We Did

  • Hike
  • Surf
  • Food & Drink
Hiking in Wallingat National Park
A 20-30 minute walk through the Jurassic Park-like forest. Take a water flask and meander through gum, eucalypt and cabbage palm forest.
Only a 25-30 minute drive from Black Wattle Cabin.
Surfing Boomerang Beach
One of the hidden gem beaches of the Mid-North Coast is Boomerang Beach. A perfect spot for lunch on the sand, or surf at the Pacific. Other beaches include; Seal Rocks, Blueys and Elizabeth Beaches....
Lunch at Kambali Cafe
On the way back from the beach you've got to stop into Kambali Cafe. A good old Aussie Cafe cafe with a traditional Indonesian twist.
Fish tacos and the renowned Nasi Goreng is mouthwatering.

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