There’s no hope. There’s Bob Hope. Then there’s this.


A one horse town on the New South Wales mid-coast in between Port MacQuarie and Byron Bay.

Pronounced ‘war-hope’.

Not Wanchope as I first thought. Football’s getting bigger out here, unquestionably, but not to the extent they’re naming places after iconic, nation-carrying centre forwards of the nineties.

Not yet, anyway. Right then, next stop on my tour of Australia’s East Coast: Stoichkov’s Harbour

Forgive me. Coff’s Harbour. Sorry.