Ridgey didge was the best present
IT took all the patience he had for Marly to wait until the 6am limit his parents had given him to open his presents.
"I was awake at 3am, but I had to wait," Marly said.
But the presents were well worth the wait.
"I got a skateboard, a cricket set, a portable CD player, a Mecano set, and this didgeridoo," he said.
And that's not to mention the 'blow up pool', which is slightly more than that, being an 8000-litre above-ground pool.
It only took a few hours for him to learn to play his new didgeridoo, entertaining family and friends at their Christmas gathering at Coffs Creek Reserve.
"I played when I was little, but this is probably the best time I've played," he said.
And while Marly was thrilled about all his present, he might have to wait a bit longer for his long-time dream.
"I've been wishing for a motorbike for four years, but so far I haven't got one," Marly said, adding it has nothing to do with his size.
"My cousin has one and he's smaller."
The Coffs Creek Reserve and Boambee Reserve proved to be popular spots for families to celebrate their Christmas.
As well, the weather was much kinder than the scorching Christmas Eve the day before which Coffs Coast residents were forced to endure.
Despite threatening most of the day, the rain held off, while the balmy temperatures were perfect for the odd swim between prawns.