I was admittedly a bit older than a child when I first arrived in Australia, but I bet I was just as wide-eyed.
This NSW north-coast getaway of the well-heeled and gullible also indulges with psychic readings, ear candling, chanting and chakras.
The best way to experience what the region offers is to spend a long weekend with the Tweed's best food producers, farmers and chefs on a recently conceived food event.
In Yamba you'll get a decent bed, a shower to get the sand off, a kettle and your requisite two biscuits and powdered coffee satchels. And change from $100.
Just a few dozen houses and a camping ground comprise Seal Rocks, a village at the eastern end of Myall Lakes National Park.
If it's been a long time since you've docked yourself at Port Macquarie, prepare to be surprised.
The notoriously difficult task of breeding koalas for the wild may become a reality thanks to an outpouring of donations in the wake of last summer's bushfires.
The once sleepy shores of this mid north coastal NSW town are now buzzing with creativity.
The North Coast of NSW is home to famous Byron Bay, but there's plenty of other highlights in this region of beaches, forests and great food.