Overseas student ends up at Lemon Tree Passage on her way to Nelson Bay

Jasmine on a ramble around the Lemon Tree Passage waterfront.
Jasmine on a ramble around the Lemon Tree Passage waterfront.


“Blue sky, blue water!”

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These were the most-liked features of Australia as outlined by an accidental visitor to Tilligerry recently.

Jasmine Zhu was actually looking for ‘panoramic views of the ocean’ when she ended up in Lemon Tree Passage by mistake.

After a quick visit to the waterfront we pointed her in the direction of Gan Gan Lookout and Tomaree Headland then sent her on her way.

Before leaving, the university student told us of her homeland, her Australian experiences and her hopes for the future.

Jasmine was very eager to speak to Australians to polish up her English language skills.

She hails from the city of Wuhan.

With a population of some ten million, it is the biggest central Chinese city in Hubei province.

It is often referred to as ‘The Chicago of China’ as it is a major transportation hub.

With a January mean temperature at home of around 1degree C, Ms Zhu found our current heatwave uncomfortable but the pollution free skies and crystal waters more than compensated for this.

Jasmine will be able to fluently translate Mandarin and English at the end of her studies but would dearly like to stay on with a working visa.

“I’d like to work in the early education field,” she said.

“I love little children and this would be a very satisfying job to have,”she added.

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