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Coastal place tfor a break?

Ontario, CAN
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Coastal place tfor a break?

Hi...we have been travelling in Australia for some time now and before we leave for New Zealand the end of this month would like to spend a few days somewhere on the coast - say between Noosa and Sydney - preferably a beach, and with few people - but a reasonably nice place to relax! (4 or 5 star) We will have a car and be driving Brisbane to Sydney, but would like to plan for this stop and book ahead. Some dining options in the vicinity would be nice, as well as a few shops - just not throngs of people. Any suggestions would be welcome....thanks!!

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1. Re: Coastal place tfor a break?

Here are some suggestions:

Promised Land Cottages at Belligen just near Coffs Harbour..lovely village in the rolling hills. www.promisedlandcottages.com.au

On The Rocks- Yamba - great seaside village.


Casa Belle Guest House - Belligen

www.casabelle.com.au (approx 6hrs Sydney)

Peppers Anchorage - Port Stephens (approx 2.5 hrs Sydney) www.peppers.com.au - fab area to explore..lovely resort on the water.

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3. Re: Coastal place tfor a break?

Unfortunately bellingen is not a good choice for a few weeks as they just had major flooding and are still cleaning up...it's also a little inland with a drive to the beach..

Yamba is a good choice..

You might try AAnuka at Coffs (could a bit crowded)...

Another option might be The observatory at Port Macquarie (wrong time of year for throngs..)

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4. Re: Coastal place tfor a break?

Hi Canuck50.....From Saskatchewan here ...We are in planning stage of trip next Feb / March 07 ..NZ....Tasmania and Fraser Island .Am hoping you continue to post on your NZ trip. We were in NZ (both islands) ... north east Aus and melbourne areas last year .Would like to hear your comments on the Noosa area and if you went to Fraser Island ..enjoy ..Marvie

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5. Re: Coastal place tfor a break?

I think Coffs Harbour is a good choice (halfway between Sydney & Brisbane)

Two years ago we stayed just north ( aprox 7km)of Coffs Harbour at Korora Bay in December (peak season) and there were only 5 or 6 people on the beach at any given time. there are several beachfront apartments and villas in the area which cost about AU$150pn or you could try www.opalcove.com a very nice 5star resort