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.