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Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

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Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Hi all,

Our family - including toddler and 13 year old will be driving between Sydney to Byron Bay in early January.

We are looking for somewhere that has a great beach and hopefully some family friendly accommodation to stay for one to two nights around half way between Sydney and Byron Bay.

What beachy locations do people suggest as great?

Thanks!

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1. Re: Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

south west rocks or scotts head,

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2. Re: Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Nambucca Heads, Crescent Head,

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3. Re: Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Or Coffs Harbour. You might find single night accommodation difficult in small beach towns in January holiday period. Coffs has enough beaches to not be as crowded as the smaller locations, and plenty if non-beach attractions, plus numerous motels where you should still be able to book a night or 2

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4. Re: Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Yeah I was going to say whereever you can get.

Many places have a minimum stay during that time of year

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5. Re: Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Thanks everyone. We have now booked accomodation in Coffs Harbour for a night. We are however thinking that given Sydney to Coffs Harbour is about a 6 hour drive, it might be good to drive for about three hours from Sydney early evening (best time for toddler to sleep in the car) and then spend that night and next day somewhere half way between Sydney and Coffs Harbour for a night and most of the day and then drive from that location to Coffs Harbour early that evening. Any suggestions on somewhere with a nice beach about half way between Sydney and Coffs Harbour?

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6. Re: Location between Sydney and Byron Bay.

Perhaps you could just stay at Port Macquaire.

Its about 400k's from Sydney then 400ks the next day to Byron.

Easy drive.

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