Not far from Port Macquarie is Werrikimbe National Park. Its a great place to explore, and has decent camping areas as well. This one is First Trig Road.
The drive out through Rollands Plains is pleasant too.
Sometimes circumstance can ruin your day.
The Firestone Firehawks have been great tyres, and still plenty of tread on them.
But this one is due for the pile. Bit of a shame.