North NSW Coast Trip December / January

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 16:05
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Hi All

Just thinking about a NSW north coast trip in December / January. Planning on a relaxing beach / National Parks holiday rather than 4 wheeling.

I’ve checked out Bureau of Met. Lot of rain at that time everywhere north of Newcastle.

Is it worth going at that time, or too wet / humid for southerners living out of a camper trailer?

Thanks in advance.

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Reply By: Kevin S - Life Member (QLD) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 18:19

Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 18:19
Tens of thousands of people holiday along that stretch of coast at that time every year so if you get wet you will have plenty of company.
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Reply By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 19:08

Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 19:08
School Holidays ... unless you're stuck to that time - avoid it like the plague ....
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Follow Up By: wholehog- Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 22:14

Saturday, Jun 13, 2015 at 22:14
X 2..that time and Easter..forget it.
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Follow Up By: jdpatrol - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 08:53

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 08:53
Yeah, we're stuck to the school holidays, have a child...
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Reply By: rumpig - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 09:00

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 09:00
As mentioned already, it's a very very popular area and will be super busy, so get in early and don't think you'll be alone at all. Have camped over the Xmas / New year period there several times previously and weather was fantastic, though Southerners may call it hot.
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Follow Up By: jdpatrol - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 09:17

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 09:17
thanks rumpig, that tells me what I want to know.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 11:32

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 11:32
If you are near the beach you can drop into the water at any time to cool off.
It rains but rarely for more than 2-3 days at a time, and when it does rain it tends to be heavy then clear up, unlike prolonged southern drizzle.
As long as you make sure your camp site is water proof for a heavy two day event you will be fine. We camped last Xmas east of Grafton and received 40mm, didn't really disrupt our holiday. We have a large silver tarp which we put over our camper trailer and we stay dry, even one Easter north of Coffs and received well over 100mm of rain, again with nothing getting wet. We have been camping there for over 20 years.

Complaining about humidity on the NSW-Qld coast is like complaining about the flies in the inland, it goes with the territory. The fact that it gets crowded that must tell you that people still think it's well worthwhile year after year.

Mark
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Follow Up By: jdpatrol - Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 13:49

Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 at 13:49
thanks Mark, much appreciated

In our plans we wanted to add Tamworth to the itinerary as well, for the music festival, so hope to be up your way too.

Cheers
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