Known as the alternative capital of Australia with its plantations of and high consumption of marijuana, Nimbin is also known as the last stronghold of the country's hippy. The truth is that I was a little disappointed. Several shops in the main street are a touch hippy but otherwise it is not what I expected. But the place has spectacular scenery and the majestic mountains are places of worship for the natives. There is also an important industry of photovoltaic panels and many houses generate their own power using solar panels.
Kiama is a village on Australia's eastern coast, about eighty miles south of Sydney, in New South Wales (NSW). It has seven beautiful beaches, perfect for surfing (supposedly the best beaches in Australia are within four hundred miles north and south of Sydney), like Kendalls Beach, Surf Beach and Bombo Beach. Also, you can visit the Buderoo National Park, close to the village where there is a waterfall, a forest and the Minnamurra River, a river where you can fish and do other water sports. But for me, the most impressive thing about Kiama was not its magnificent beaches and beautiful surroundings, but its blowhole. The Blowhole is a rather curious phenomenon that occurs in the cliffs close to the rocky village. Over the centuries, these rocks have been eroded by the sea and the weather until they created some holes through which waves pass with great force when it's windy. It's a must-see show, especially when there's wind.
Berry is a beautiful colonial city located southwest of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales. It's a four-hour drive along the Princess Highway to Melbourne. This city is famous for its apple pie, cranberries, and scones with whipped cream. Berry is an Australian Heritage Site; the city is defined as an open air museum with traditional wooden buildings in the old Australian style.