staying at port macquarie or coffs harbour for 7 days

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havent been down the pacific for years where would the best choice be to pull up stumps for a week
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Reply By: Member Andys Adventures - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:56

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 10:56
Hi whiteeagle, There is a caravan park at Dunbogan called Diamond Waters, it is on the Camden Haven river and a 5 min walk to the beach. You turn off at Kew on the Hwy and head to Laurieton then over bridge and is 1.5 klm up the road. Its a nice quite park with bush setting and has a boat ramp. You are 30 min from Port Macquarie and close to the hinterlands.
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Reply By: Wayne David - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:34

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 11:34
Both Coffs & Port are great holiday destinations.

I live in the Coffs Harbour district, so I know more about caravan parks in this part of the world.

On the Coffs Coast it really depends on what you are after. Do you want peace & quiet or are you more after plenty of shops & things to do that involve spending money? Also do you like to drive or would you prefer to enjoy a drink & walk home?

Here's my tips:
Coffs Harbour - Harbour City Holiday Park 123 Pacific Hwy, CH 6652 1694
Dead in the middle of town + easy walk to clubs, pubs & shops
- need to drive to swim or fish

Coffs Harbour - Park Beach Holiday Park 1 Ocean Pde, CH 6648 4888
Across the road from the beach + easy walk to clubs & cafes
+ fishing very close by
- need to drive to shops

Other ideas include Mylestom & Urunga (about 20 minutes drive South of Coffs Harbour but many people prefer the quieter almost 1970's pace)

North Beach Mylestom - Beach Rd, Mylestom 6655 4250
On headland with beach to the North & river South
+ easy walk for swimming or fishing
+ quiet
+ easy walk to RSL club
- need to drive to shops (about 20 minutes)

Bellinger River Tourist Park - 96 Mylsestom Dr, Repton 6655 4755
Smack bang on the river
+ could not get closer to the river if you tried
+ tranquil & picturesque setting
- need to drive to do anything other than fish & relax

Urunga Heads Holday Park - 2 Mongo St, Urunga 6655 6355
Right on river & easy walk to surf beach
+ alongside Urunga town (cafes, clubs, pub, etc)
- you may not want to go home

Me? I'd opt for Urunga. It's got the river, the beach, good cafes, 2 grocery stores, chinese restaurant, club, pub & all within a 5 minute walk of camp. It's still nice & quiet. Good for swimming or fishing and the area is great to relax. I'd say probably the best kept secret on the NSW North coast.

Hope that helps. Either way.....Port or Coffs you're on a winner.

Cheers - Wayne



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Follow Up By: the_fitzroys - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:35

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:35
Agree with Wayne. Urunga is a top spot.
Lou
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Follow Up By: Graeme - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 18:25

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 18:25
As a Coffs local I agree strongly with Wayne as Urunga is a top spot
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Follow Up By: asmithy - Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 21:54

Saturday, Feb 25, 2012 at 21:54
wayne said it all, urunga, you wont go home!
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:04

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 12:04
Why not try Woolgoolga Lakeside Caravan Park.
20 mins north of Coffs Harbour, There is a lake on one side and the ocean on the other. About 20 metres from the ocean beach.
Located at the end of Lake Road and not to be confused with the park in Woolgoolga village.
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Follow Up By: escapesilv - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:52

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:52
I agree with Pinko, great park.

But just a bit north you have the National Park, and " pebbly beach" is great camping spot.

Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 13:55

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 13:55
Try here,
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N1174

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 13:56

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 13:56
We used to stop at a place called Arrawarra, about 4 km (???) north of Woolgoolga. Only a km or so off the highway, but very quiet.

Had a creek on south side of park, and, from memory, a beach to die for, that stretched north for "miles". As we used to go there in the '60's, it may have changed immensely.

Have been past there a number of times recently, but always "too busy" to stop, and check it out.

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Follow Up By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 14:26

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 14:26
Hi Bob
Arrawarra has not changed much at all. The park looks better organised and the creeks have been cleaned out.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:01

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 15:01
Thanks, Stan.

Maybe I'd better make the effort to have a look next time. If only for old times sake, eh.

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Reply By: sweetwill - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 16:44

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 16:44
hello whiteeagle.
When Im driving up north "I live in Wollongong" I always stay at the Aquatic caravan park port Macquarie it has cabins right on the water" and i mean fish from your deck"it is on the Hasting River, phone no 0265849155 Hope this is of some helpe Bill.
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 16:57

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 at 16:57
Can't help with Coffs Harbour, but stayed at the Bellinger River Tourist Park in Repton last year. Owning to the number of floods they get the amenities are looking pretty poor and probably due for replacement (On Higher ground).
The park setting is fantastic and the camp kitchen really good.

We stay in Port Macquarie every second year and alway stay at Jordans Holiday Park.
www.ozparks.com.au/pages/caravan-parks/new-south-wales/port-macquarie.php
OJ
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Reply By: dazza0503 - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 20:59

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 20:59
Hi Whiteeagle,

We stayed at Kylies beach in Crowdy bay National Park just south of Laurieton great spot, toilets cold showers and beach driving.

Dazza

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Reply By: didiaust - Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 22:54

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 at 22:54
What sort of camping are you looking for

Do you want power

Do you want safe areas for little kids

Do you want a kids playground

Do you want surf beaches

Do you want river access close by

Do you want a camp fire

I live in the area too and there are plenty of choices depending on what you are looking for


Di

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