Chase Summer With A Trip To One Of The Macleay Valley Coast Holiday Parks

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As schools go back and summer seems to wind down, it’s easy to think that the seasons are on the turn and that cooler days are just around the corner. We often forget that the sun is still shining, the water’s still warm and with the festive season over, crowds have died down and our weekends have freed up for adventure.

So, why not make the most of it with a family camping getaway to the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW at one of the Macleay Valley Coast Holiday Parks?

Why The Macleay Valley?

An idyllic region that’s brimming with stunning scenery and activities aplenty, the Macleay Valley Coast really does have something to offer every type of visitor – from the little ones to the adventure seekers. It’s filled with natural beauty, culture, historic sites and of course country hospitality.

If it’s pristine beaches, lush national parks, subtropical rainforests and rolling farmlands that you’re looking for in your next family getaway – the Macleay Valley Coast is for you.

What To Do While You’re There

If you’re a family that loves the surf, look no further than Crescent Head—Killick Beach, Goolawah Beach and Barriers Beach are a mecca for wave lovers, and for those who want to soak up the sunshine on a new sandy stretch of beach, Tourist Drive 12 is the ideal route to explore the coastline. To get a taste of local culture, head out to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in the beautiful Hat Head National Park; offering spectacular views across the Pacific Ocean.

For history buffs, there’s the heritage buildings and galleries around in every town you visit, and the ruins of Trial Bay Goal are well worth checking out while in the area. Or for the shoppers, head to the  Kempsey Riverside Markets for handmade goods and South West Rocks area for speciality shops and quaint boutiques.

Where To Stay

As we near the end of summer and the climate reaches the ideal not-too-hot, not-too-cold temperature, it’s the perfect chance to try a family camping holiday before the seasons change. And with five holiday parks peppered along the coastline, the Macleay Valley Coast Holiday Parks have well and truly got you covered when it comes to camping, caravan and cabin style accommodation.

Depending on the type of holiday you’re after, the parks offer a range of accommodation options—including one and two bedroom cabins, powered and unpowered sites.

Stuart’s Point Holiday Park occupies a serene riverfront location with a long stretch of golden beach just a stone’s throw away. The area offers ample activities including crabbing, fishing, paddle boarding and bushwalking, or if you’re looking for a longer stroll you can meander the mangrove-lined trail to Grassy Head Holiday Park. Tucked away in a lush coastal forest and near one of the area's most pristine beaches, this park is ideal for those wanting to get back to nature and spend some quality time together without the distractions of modern life.

Surrounded by the Hat Head National Park and 12kms of uninterrupted beach that’s begging to be explored, if you’re looking for an outdoorsy holiday Hat Head Holiday Park is the spot for you. Or if you prefer laid-back coastal vibes venture to Crescent Head Holiday Park. Well known as a .surfer-favourite, this destination is a real crowd pleaser and the perfect pick for an oceanfront escape.

Horseshoe Bay Holiday Park is great for families with little ones getting their first taste of the beach life. Offering a sheltered beach cradled on two sides by creeks, it's a calm and safe spot for little ones to dip their toes in the water while it’s still warm.

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