We just returned home from what I believe was the most relaxing holiday we've ever had! Rick and I read, took the children down to the beach several times a day, explored rock pools and generally took it easy. A lovely change from the constant demands of the farm we run here.
Destination: Minnie Water, NSW. Some of you have heard of it, or heard of Wooli, the nearest village. Minnie Water is a rarity in that it's surrounded by National Parks...the Yuragir National Park and the Solitary Islands Marine Park. It can't get any bigger or more populated. If you're like us, that's a big draw card. Not being fans of crowds and the excessive commerce that litters the beaches closest to Toowoomba, we trek down to Minnie Water (an hour North of Coffs Harbour) where it's almost like taking a step back in time and definitely a step closer to nature.
We go off season, and usually have the privilege of having the pristine beach all to ourselves!
Here's a link to the house...
Check it out if you're after a quaint village where you can escape the rest of the world for a while (just be aware there's only mobile reception for optus customers...which may or may not be a good thing for you! I enjoyed having no contact to the outside world for a few days)