Villa Drift [Review]

Casuarina is by the sea in northern NSW. Villa Drift is a gorgeous, spacious and private townhouse. Most of the development and housing in the area appears relatively recent. Many of the new houses are modern design houses, and many of the resorts are upscale. However, there is much vegetation down by the water and bike/walking trails, and an abundance of wildlife.

My trip began with Casuarina. Casuarina is a type of tree (or shrub) that grows along the coast. She-oak. I wanted to be by the sea, I wanted to walk with my feet in the water. Along the walking path, there were many sculptures, two of which appear here: Equus Aqua by Andy Scott, and another which was missing its placard. At night, bunnies hopped about, a bandicoot put in an appearance (first mistaken as a bilby), and during the day there were brush turkeys and many birds and lizards.

There are many restaurants at the nearby resorts. GK and I had a spectacular degustation dinner at the Bamboo, and excellent gelato at Gelateria Vernazza (Salt Village resort). We went on a drive with somewhat humorous place names: Tumbulgum, Condong, Dum Dum, Mt Warning, Sleepy Hollow, and stopped for coffee in Mooball at the Moo Moo Café, where a taxidermied bull (horned cow?) head sported a pink boa and red lipstick. Moobull is also nearby, as is Murwillumbah (meaning "place of many possums").

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