NSW mid-north coast accomodation?

Apr 1st, 2003, 07:16 PM
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NSW mid-north coast accomodation?

Looking for recommendations on a stop one day overnight in general Port Macquarie-Taree-Forster/Tuncurry vicinity for a fairly large group (11) in Jan. 2004. We are coming off several days in the mountains (Granite Belt, then Dorrigo/Bellingen) on our journey from Airlie Beach to Sydney. Preference would be a nice B&B right on a beach or lakefront.

Have seen website for Tokelau Guest House at Tuncurry. Looks great but a little pricey. We have option of splitting our large party into groups of 6 and 5. Any suggestions?

I really appreciate this discussion board and have gotten a lot of useful information in planning our itinerary (we are skipping Sarina Beach in favor of the Cape Hillsborough NP at Mackay on one of our stops based on the postings). I promise I will continue to check out the board and post reviews/responses after our trip!

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Apr 2nd, 2003, 07:43 PM
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Hi, kstrueh!
Well, this one's not on the beachfront, but after the rough-and-tumble of Sydney's Kings' Cross, you may appreciate the ambience of this piece of old Australia: look at http://www.nnsw.worldtourism.com.au/OceanViewHotel/.
As you can see, it's at least as "quaint" as the Victoria Court.... and with eleven people to ferry around, you will appreciate the cheap prices (I think about $AUD40 for a room).There aren't many like this still around!
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Apr 3rd, 2003, 01:36 PM
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I am having a bit of a problem with the site this morning.
I had suggested, in a post that didn't show up, the Ocean View Hotel in Urunga which is 17 klms south of Coffs Harbour.
I have stayed here and its a terrific spot and for $50Australian per double which includes breakfast, this has to be the best deal around.
This is the web site folks:
http://www.accsoft.com.au/~pete/
If you book ask for as many verandah rooms as you can get as they have the lovely views and the verandah overlooks the sea, is very wide and you can have a real nice gathering there. Food is great also at the pub and although the rooms are not 5 star they are clean and adequate.
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Apr 4th, 2003, 12:20 AM
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Hi K,

My wife and I have just spent last weekend in Port Macquarie at a nice apartment complex called The Beechcomber Resort. They are one and two bedroom apartments located across from the town beach and the resort has a nice pool and BBQ area which would be perfect for a large group. The apartments were beautiful and came with linen supplied.

The website is:

http://www.beachcomberresort.com.au/

The price might be a little out of your range but I can thoroughly recommend this place.

Cheers

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Apr 6th, 2003, 06:40 AM
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Thanks all. I'm thinking I came across the Ocean View in my web browsing and have it on my list of possibles. Apartments don't seem feasible, as most have minimum stays that time of year and we are only there one night.

If we don't get right on the beach, a piece of old Australia is definitely the next best thing?

Karen
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Apr 7th, 2003, 02:17 PM
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As I look at the Ocean View website, they say they are about 5 hours from Sydney. I was really looking for someplace a little closer to Sydney (maybe 3 hours or so), as we are in Bellingen the day before and Sydney the day after.

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Apr 7th, 2003, 10:03 PM
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Hi Karen,

Then I would suggest you try one of the caravan parks at Port Stephens they all have cabins and it is a beautiful location 2.5 hours from Sydney. A good website to check is:

http://www.beachsideholidays.com.au/index_demo.html?frame=http%3A//www.beachsideholidays.com.au/self_contained.htm

Cheers

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