I would love some help from you experts please to suggest a place for me to have some R&R at the end of my trip!! I am travelling to Australia solo and I have 5 nights at the end of my stay where I am looking to chill out with a bit of beach time with the option of having a bit of sightseeing. I'd like somewhere with a bar or two but not noisy nightlife, I like towns with character and a good choice of restaurants would be perfect.
I'm travelling on a budget and had looked at Noosa but thought it seemed to be more of an expensive town? I also have looked at Hervey Bay but I'm just not sure there is enough there but perhaps I'm wrong? Broadbaach was suggested when I posted a previous question but I struggled to find budget accommodation (preferably around the A$80 pn mark).
It's for the 5th of October and I am searching for somewhere no more than about a 6 hour drive from Brisbane (preferably north to hopefully get warmer weather). I realise that this is within school holidays and so if there is anywhere that is not over run with families that would be amazing but I realise unlikely!
Any suggestions would be greatly received!
Thank you :)