As we drove up so we drove down. Again, past the Macadamia castle at KnockRow. It heralds ” The most visited tourist side for over 35 years.” As if the name of the town isn’t enough warning already!
How a mock English castle got built in NSW with a ‘real’ knight with a ‘real’ sword at the entrance, and why, remains hidden to this writer. Never mind, the kiddies want to see it and they are the ones that are then lured inside and make mum and dad spend the money. It is the money spending that the castle is all about. The area where the castle is situated is a macadamia nut growing area but the connection of nuts to the castle is obscure. I believe you can buy all sorts of nuts and their combinations once inside the castle, together with souvenirs including tea spoons and shiny knights in armour.
Of course, nothing would be complete without driving past, stopping and taking pictures in front of the ‘big banana’. Not only that, you can even walk through it. Who has ever walked through a banana? It really is mindboggling how anyone would think up walking through a banana. What next, walk through a real forest or climb a mountain?
We drove through an area called the sapphire coast followed logically by an emerald beach. There were signs pointing to a coastal porpoise petting opportunity and Fredo meat Pies delights.
More to come!