Toowoon Bay Holiday Park is on top of a cliff with amazing views over a rugged coast line and the Tasman Sea. Cargo ships, waiting to go into Newcastle Port, line the horizon. The waves were gigantic our first few days here, apparently due to a king tide and some unseasonal rough weather. A few hundred metres from the caravan park is a Surf Life Saving club with a patroled beach, an easy walk for a pre dinner dip. We had great fun riding our bikes along the beach at low tide. On our last day the local beaches were closed due to bluebottles. There were thousands scattered on the beach. As they dry out in the sun they puffed up like clear blue dumplings. They made an incredible popping sound as we rode over them, there was no way to avoid them as there were so many.