Pacific Palms is a small coastal township approximately 3.5 hours north of Sydney and is undoubtedly a hidden utopia to the majority of the world. Experience secluded beaches with pristine white sand and crystal clear water, world-class surf breaks, countless wildlife amongst subtropical rainforest surrounds and modest local cafes and pubs. Is there much more in the world you could want.
The Ruins campground (or Bulls Paddock as it is referred to by the locals) at Booti Booti National Park is right on the beach, pitch your own tent, or Simple Pleasures offers the ultimate in comfort with their glamping packages. (Think duck feather pillows, Persian rug flooring!) The campground has BBQ facilities and good hot water showers. The celestial view of the stars from here at night is moving, to say the least!
You can also visit Air BnB or Stayz to find a beach house overlooking Blueys or Boomerang Beaches if you just aren't down to camp.
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The third-largest sand island in the world, is Australia’s Moreton Island perched 25KM off the coast of Brisbane, Queensland. This adventurer's Arcadia offers a myriad of things to do from surfing, snorkelling, hiking, tobogganing and 4wheel driving. Our friends at Summersite recently went on a 4WD camping trip to surf and explore. They snorkelled around the shipwrecks, shot some beautiful photographs of Cantik Swimwear at the Crystal pools and drank beers around their beach bonfire by night. How lush!
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Immerse yourself in all that nature has to offer and camp under the stars (camping permits are around AUD$6.00pp) or if you must have your creature comforts stay at the Tangalooma Island Resort. (Room prices from approx AUD$209/night twin share).
If adventuring through grapevines sounds a little bit more like your ideal weekend away, head to the Hunter Valley which is about an hour inland from Newcastle on the NSW East Coast.
Spend your days wine and cheese tasting at the many award winning vineyards around the region. Tyrrell's is one of the Nations most distinguished and highly regarded of them all and was impressively established back in 1858. Watch the sunrise from a hot air balloon then bask under the afternoon sun by the pool at your resort after a mellow day of discovering your new favourite drop. Treat yourself to a contemporary Australian meal at Muse, a two-hatted restaurant at the Hungerford Hill Winery.
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Any of the amazing resorts or boutique hotels in Pokolbin.
Check Wotif.com or LastMinute.com for the best deals rather than booking directly with a hotel.
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