The Entrance

Australia – Day 11 (part 2) – NSW

The Entrance

We needed to be at a place called “The Entrance” by 3:30pm.

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It took us about an hour and half to drive from Hunter Valley to The Entrance for lunch and watch others have lunch.

The Entrance is literally located right at “the entrance” of The Tuggerah Lake.

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We arrived at The Entrance early enough to relax and grab lunch, after walking along the Entrance waterfront for a little bit we decided to eat at Jumbos Seafoods.

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The seafood is placed in a display case with lots of ice on one side, I guess that’s how you know you will be getting freshly cooked food.

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We ordered the Grilled Platter and the Seafood Basket both serve 2 people which was enough for the 5 of us for lunch.

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The Grilled Platter included 2 fish fillets, 2 prawns, 4 mussels, 6 calamari all served on top of a bed of chips.

They actually fried up the fish from what was on display. I believe it was the barramundi fillet. It was fresh seafood all fried up and the seafood tasted quite fresh.

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The Seafood Basket included 4 fish cocktails, 4 calamari, 2 seafood sticks, 2 prawns cutlets, 2 sea scallops on top of a bed of chips.

I was a little disappointed with the seafood basket. Fish cocktails and prawn sticks reminded me of fried fish cakes of some sort. I guess it was more like ground up fish and/or shrimp and then fried? I don’t know, it made me feel as though it could be processed (but I’m sure it’s not).

Over all, the food filled us up and ready for us to watch the Pelican Feeding. The fish the pelican get to eat are actually from Jumbos, I guess that’s where all of the really fresh fish go.

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We had a few more minutes and I walked over to a little ice cream shop and got myself a scoop of boysenberry ripple ice cream to enjoy as I watch pelicans eat.

150916e The Entrance _02150916e The Entrance _24 When we arrived, the pelican feeding platform was empty but as 3:30pm approached the platform was filling up with people and pelican.

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These pelicans are local to the area and are fed everyday at 3:30pm. And these birds sure aren’t shy, they don’t have any problem walking right up to you.

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It’s quite a site to see all of these pelicans right in front of you. They are a lot bigger then I expected. There is someone out their educating the audience about the wild life in the area and of course the pelican as they are being fed.

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These guys kept their eyes on the prize (their fish) and sort of fought for the fish. Look at the winner in the picture above! It was pretty cool.




  1. Love the pelican shots Sarah!

    1. Thank you Kirk! It was worth the drive to see these birds.

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