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Exploring the North Coast of NSW

So many places to visit and things to see along the Legendary Pacific Coast. Our Reflections Holiday  Parks are the perfect place to enjoy your waterfront stopover on the way. Use our trip planner to find out more about each area and plan the perfect road trip. The planner will give you the distance between locations and if you click the explore an area there are plenty of suggestions on things to do. Then just book the nearest park and off you go! We’d love to hear about your adventure.

 

Trip: Sydney to Brisbane
Distance: 923km
Total Driving Time: Approx 10hrs and 34mins
(This ten and a half hour travel time is not including the many hours of fun you will have at your Reflections Holiday Parks North Coast stays)

Here is what the trip looks like:

 

 

Location

 Travel Time

Distance

Sydney

 

 

Hawks Nest

2hr 34mins

218km

Seal Rocks

1hr 13min

82km

Forster/Tuncurry

47min

45km

North Haven

1hr 18min

89km

Bonny Hills

7min

6km

Scotts Head

1hr 40min

119km

Nambucca Heads

28min

30km

Urunga

20min

21km

Mylestom

17min

13km

Coffs Harbour

24min

25km

Moonee Beach

15min

13km

Corindi Beach

21min

24km

Red Rock

6min

6km

Yamba

1hr 28min

113km

Evans Head

1hr

70.6km

Ballina

43min

39km

Lennox Head

14min

12km

Byron Bay

20min

19km

Brunswick Heads

19min

18km

Brisbane

1hr 40min

148km

 

Sydney to Hawkes Nest - 218km

 

Hawkes Nest

A gateway to Myall Lakes National Park, Hawks Nest is the first stop for you to explore a network of interconnected lakes and rivers. This is one of the most popular destinations for house boating  in the country. These lakes a playground for those who love recreational boating and fishing.

 

A region rich in outstanding natural attractions, this tranquil region is a favourite holiday destination to escape the rush and business of city life. This is a regular spot for the traditional family summer getaway with generations of families returning each year.

 

The village of Tea Gardens, is right on the Myall River at the southern end of Myall Lakes. You will be welcomed by the friendly locals and our Reflections Holiday Parks Hawkes Nest Beach and Jimmys Beach provide the perfect base to explore the surrounding waterways and enjoy the many natural delights of the area. Take the ferry to Nelson Bay, watch for dolphins“ and walking to the top of Yacaaba Headland, lots to do find out more.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Hawkes Nest

Reflections Holiday Parks Jimmys Beach

 

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Hawkes Nest to Seal Rocks - 82km

 

Seal Rocks

Seal Rocks is a small coastal settlement that enjoys a moderate climate of warm summer seas and gentle breezes, sunny winter days and cosy winter nights. Famous for its many premier surfing beaches including Lighthouse Beach Treachery and Yagon this destination attracts surfers from across the globe. These beaches are perfect to enjoy the migrating whales or watch the dolphins play in the waves. There are pristine uncrowded bays for swimming, snorkeling, boating and fishing and memorable diving at local shipwrecks and grey nurse habitats.  

 

Seal Rocks is home to Sugar Loaf Point lighthouse, and a beautiful walk takes you up to enjoy the view. This is just one of many walks in the area. The rugged natural environment and sheltered beaches make this the perfect destination to get away and put your feet up. The recently fully sealed all weather road makes this an accessible destination for Caravans. Recent upgrades to the park make it a pleasure to visit and high quality cabins are right across the road from the beach.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks

 

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Seal Rocks to Forster/Tuncurry - 45km


Forster/Tuncurry

The Forster and Tuncurry areas are a playground for those who love water sports and fishing. Dolphin and whale watching, sailboarding and scuba diving are all on tap to enjoy year around. The 43km stretch of coast from Forster south to Seal Rocks encompasses some of the most beautiful and uncrowded surfing locations in NSW.

 

Try the famously fresh local oysters farmed in Wallis Lake and climb the steep 223m summit of Cape Hawke for spectacular views. Just south of Forster Tuncurry, is Booti Booti National Park which incorporates a spectacular stretch of coastline between Cape Hawke and Seagull Point.

 

Few places offer such generous choice of fishing deep-sea, lake, rock, river or beach.With all these activities and so many family-friendly beaches to choose from. We have two beautiful beachfront Reflections Holiday Parks North Coast for you Tuncurry Beach and Forster Beach this place is paradise so pack boards and buckets and come on up.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Forster Beach

Reflections Holiday Parks Tuncurry Beach

 

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Forster/Tuncurry to Bonny Hills and North Haven - 89km

 

Bonny Hills and North Haven

The Camden Haven area on the NSW Mid North Coast is just thirty minutes south of Port Macquarie and forty minutes north of Taree. It hugs the Camden Haven River as it winds through the lush Comboyne Plateau to the sea. The river wanders through a  magnificent valley dotted with the villages of Lorne, Kendall, Kew, Laurieton,  and Dunbogan before reaching the river mouth between North Haven and Camden Head. This network of quaint villages offers a myriad of waterways that are home to abundant birdlife and spectacular vistas for your enjoyment. The rugged walks, coffee shops and wide choice of beaches are just the beginning.

 

Bonny Hills lies to the north of Camden Haven and overlooks Grant Beach and Rainbow beach. Just to the north is beautiful Lake Cathie (pronounced Cat-eye) with spectacular safe swimming in the lagoon and beaches. For those after a bit more action, take a trip into Port or visit historic Wauchope, the famous Cassegrain or the many other things to do in the area.

 

Our beautiful Reflections Holiday Parks Beachfront tucked behind the beach at North Haven and Bonny Hills perched above Rainbow Beach are your perfect base for the holiday of a lifetime

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills

Reflections Holiday Parks Beachfront

 

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Bonny Hills and North Haven to Scotts Head - 30km

Scotts Head

Just 10 kms off the Pacific Highway and about a 15-minute drive south of Macksville is the surfing and holiday destination of Scotts Head.  Surfing, walking, fishing or just catching the rays can be enjoyed at a choice of three beaches.

 

Surf Club Headland and Elephant Head are perfect for observing thedolphins and migrating humpback whales during the winter months , listen carefully for the whale songs.

 

Scotts Head is an ideal rock and beach fishing area with plenty of rocky outcrops. Boat ramps are located at the southern end of Main Beach and at Weir Reserve, Warrell Creek. There is 30 km of accessible river for boating, canoeing and kayaking. Fish, birdlife and native animals are in abundance for your pleasure.

 

The Scotts Head Bowling & Recreation Club, tennis, basketball and netball courts are available for the energetic while the beach is ideal for beach cricket or volleyball.

 

There is a bakery, butcher, supermarket, takeaway, coffee shop, club bistro and even a local ‘fisho’ to provide the best of fresh local produce. Also a post office, newsagent, movie hire, liquor outlet and hairdresser.

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park, Scotts Head is the ideal base from which to discover Scotts Head, book your escape now.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Scotts Head

 

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Scotts Head to Nambucca Heads - 119km

 

Nambucca Heads

Set on a headland at the mouth of the Nambucca River, roughly 5 hours north of Sydney, Nambucca Heads is one of Australia's most beautiful camping destinations. Named after an Aboriginal word that means 'entrance to the waters', Nambucca Heads is known for its gorgeous weather and relaxed atmosphere that can be felt from the moment you first glimpse the coastline.

 

Sweeping views, picturesque beaches and coastal scenery will delight you from headland at Nambucca and nestled just behind is our secluded Reflections Holiday Park. Enjoy the many walks, relax on the beach or wander down the town and enjoy the outdoor graffiti gallery known locally as the V-Wall.

 

Take a stroll and enjoy the bakeries and cafes, the dress shops will delight you so take your time and bag a bargain. Enjoy the system of boardwalks and storyboards along the waterfront that trace the history of this area and guide your through the town’s change of fortunes.

Book you spot now at our Reflections Holiday Parks Nambucca Headland.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Nambucca Headland

 

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Nambucca Heads to Urunga Heads and Hungry Head - 21km

 

Urunga Heads and Hungry Head

Urunga is a picturesque village famous for its magnificent boardwalk that enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Urunga is one of our best kept secrets. Set at the mouth of the Bellinger and Kalang rivers where they meet the magnificent Pacific Ocean Urunga has a quiet and relaxed atmosphere with a choice of high quality eateries and magnificent level walks around the town. The idyllic year-round climate and long stretches of beach make it a haven for surfers and those who love the water. Popular breaks include Third Headland and The River Mouth and paddling of all kinds and sailing are enjoyed year around on the rivers. 

There is so much to do in this tiny town, croquet, bowls, golf and tennis for the active traveler and plenty of choices for dinner after a day of outdoor fun. The dining opportunities will surprise you with a choice of cuisines including woodfired pizza, seafood and quality Chinese food.

Our Reflections Holiday Park is right on the water streams, be sure to book ahead for this park.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga Heads

Reflections Holiday Parks Hungry Head Cabins

 

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Urunga Heads and Hungry Head to Mylestom (North Beach) - 13km

 

Mylestom

Mylestom is a small quiet village located a short five minute drive off the Pacific Highway. The village is nestled between the ocean and the beautiful Bellinger River. Beautiful North Beach stretches for miles and has excellent fishing. Tuckers Rock and Bundadgen, and the river mouth are all wonderful walks for those who enjoy beach combing. The beach is patrolled in season in front of the surf club. There are plenty of  picnic areas along the beautiful Bellinger River that are enjoyed well into the evening where many enjoy watching the sun disappear behind a spectacular maintain backdrop. The tidal pool is great for swimming and offers shady areas to enjoy the day.

 

A quaint coffee shop is a great place to enjoy the view. This little haven is popular with boat enthusiasts paddlers, sailboats and pretty much anyone who loves to get back to nature and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park is tucked just behind the beach and is a haven to escape to book your escape now

 

Reflections Holiday Parks North Beach

 

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Mylestom (North Beach) to Coffs Harbour - 25km

 

Coffs Harbour

Eclectic Coffs Harbour is a destination where you will be spoilt for choice. Famous for 101 Things To Do this bustling Town offers a vibrant shopping centre right in its heart. Each Thursday it comes alive with local farmers market where the best of local produce is on offer. The Jetty and foreshore area offer a choice of restaurants, shops excellent seafood and alfresco dining along with high quality coffee shops. The area offers a choice of spectacular beaches and enjoys a temperate climate year around that attracts travelers from across the globe.

 

The famous Big Banana, walking trails, bike riding and peaceful and very beautiful botanic gardens are all for you to enjoy. A picnic high up at Bruxner Park Lookout is a must for visitors. Enjoy world class golfing at Boambee course or take a drive to Sunny Sawtell. Spend the day at Boambee Creek Reserve and enjoy a paddle or SUP followed by a relaxed lunch at the Café.

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park is right in the Centre of town and the perfect place to enjoy the many evening experiences when you visit  Coffs Harbour.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Coffs Harbour

 

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Coffs Harbour to Moonee Beach - 13km

 

Moonee Beach

A paradise for  those who love nature and enjoy  to fish, float, swim, canoe and walk. The village of Moonee Beach has a well appointed shopping centre and a tavern and is close to bustling Coffs Harbour but feels a world away.

 

The entrance to Moonee Creek is quite shallow and ideal for swimming and canoeing. The estuary is part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.   You’ll find picnic sites and lots of walks that are a delight for those who love nature. Stroll along unspoilt Moonee Beach or follow the short walking tracks at Bare Bluff, Dammerels Head and Look At Me Now Headland. 

 

Our magnificent dog friendly Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach is right on the waterfront and right in the heart of this beautiful best kept secret. Book your holiday now.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Moonee Beach

 

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Moonee Beach to Corindi - 24km

 

Corindi

The dear little seaside town of Corindi Beach has a Tavern, Tennis Court, local shop that makes delicious hamburgers and is situated on the prettiest rugged beach you can imagine. This is a place to visit if you love to get away from it all, enjoy the great outdoors and watch the sunrise across the ocean in the mornings.

 

The village is situated 33 km north of Coffs Harbour and 50 km south of Grafton. The area is rich in indigenous culture and the   Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre provides information on the Gumbaingirr Aboriginal people's history and customs.

 

The dog friendly beach is the feature of the area and walks, beach fishing, whale watching, paddling in the rock pools and enjoying great outdoors are a great way to spend the day. There are plenty of day trips to enjoy including Arrawaraa Headland with great surf breaks and the hinterland such as The Glenreagh Mountain Railway and  drinks on the headland are the perfect way to end the day.

 

Our beautiful and dog friendly holiday park is perched on the headland and ready to welcome you. Book now.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Corindi

 

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Corindi to Redrock - 6km

 

Redrock

Red Rock is popular with those who enjoy nature and the outdoors. This quiet village is nestled on the estuary of the pristine Corindi River, at the southern end of Yuraygir National Park. The recreation area near the mouth of the river is an idyllic, sheltered location and enjoys sensational views up and down the river. It features a children’s playground, benches, shaded picnic tables, plenty of grassy areas and trees to laze under and a boat ramp.

 

Red Rock Reserve, the Corindi River and the beach offer plenty of fantastic spots for swimming, snorkelling, picnicking, fishing, boating, canoeing and kayaking, surfing and body boarding.

 

Red Rock is named after the stunning red rock formations (made of jasper) at the mouth and headland of the estuary. For thousands of years, Aboriginal people used to gather at Red Rock for ceremonies, initiations and to exchange resources. 

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park Red Rock has spacious camping sites and cabins, beach tents and a the delightful Fisherman’s Cottage. Book now.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Red Rock

 

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Redrock to Yamba - 113km

 

Yamba

The popular village of Yamba has beautiful beaches, a marina, and lots of cafes, shopping and al fresco dining to enjoy.  The broad river and a lighthouse are a feature of the area and it is said to have one of the best climates in the land. Temperate winters and long, warm, summer days make it popular year around.

 

An abundance of fresh seafood on is on offer and anglers have a choice of rock, beach, estuary or deep-sea fishing spots. Yamba is especially known for its prawns and oysters. Boats are available for hire or charter, and houseboats and cruisers are another holiday option. Taker the time to visit nearby, Grafton, Iluka and Maclean.

 

Our Pilot Cottage perched on the headland near the lighthouse are popular holiday and wedding destinations.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Yamba Pilot Cottages

 

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Yamba to Evans Head - 70.6km

 

Evans Head

This peaceful, old fashioned coastal fishing village located on the banks of the Evans River.  Evans Head is surrounded by national parks, with 6 km of surfing beaches and pretty coastal scenery. It's the perfect location for an easy-going family holiday where the kids can swim in the river or enjoy the shallow beaches along the river estuary.

 

Razorback Lookout has views north to Cape Byron Lighthouse on a clear day and there are National Parks to explore along the coast to the north and south of Evans Head. Bundjalung National Park has 38 km of beaches while Broadwater National Park to the north has 8 km. There are good bushwalking trails, perfect for enjoying the beautiful wild flowers and birdlife.

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park is right on the waterfront and one of the largest caravan parks in NSW.  Right by the river with plenty of shade and access to the town's facilities, book your holiday now.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Evans Head

 

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Evans Head to Ballina - 39km

 

Ballina

Ballina is a bustling holiday town and service  centre. It's situated at the mouth of the Richmond River, close to superb beaches. An affordable flight from Sydney this pretty spot is popular with those seeking a for a quieter holiday on the North Coast. Ballina provides easy access to  some of the State's most scenic national parks.

 

Whether you're a toddler dipping your toes in for the first time, or a world-class surfer, with over 32 km of coastline to choose from, it's easy to find ideal swimming and surfing spots for fun  in Ballina and the surrounding area. Magnificent Shaws Bay is ideal for paddling, sailing and other water sports and the dog friendly beach and waterfront walks are a great way to spend the day.

 

Our cute Reflections Holiday Park Ballina Central is dog friendly and right in the heart of town, the perfect spot to enjoy the night life and river front walks.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Ballina Central

 

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Ballina to Lennox Head - 12km

 

Lennox Head

Lennox is a popular spot with great swimming, fishing, snorkeling, sailing and just about everything else you can do in a coastal town. Hang-gliders too are drawn to the headland to launch from its 65m cliff and The Point is also a great spot to watch the dolphins surfing and the annual whale migration.

 

So many choices at Lennox Head, stroll down along the waterfront and enjoy a coffee, enjoy the early morning beach walking and sunrise, or enjoy the many choices of fine dining with international cuisine of a world class standard. 

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park Lennox Head  is right on the lake, across the road from the beach and a short stroll to restaurants. Enjoy our cabins and camping.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Lennox Head

 

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Lennox Head to Byron Bay - 19km

 

Byron Bay

Byron Bay's is an internationally famous surfing and holiday destination where humpback whales cruise past the headland, storms create rainbows on the mountains across the bay and hang-gliders ride the thermals above the lighthouse. Australia's most easterly point casts a spell over everyone visits.

 

Byron Bay is a chic seaside town with glorious beaches, a New Age tinge and loads of style. There is so much to see and do along the waterfront and in the surrounding hinterland. Shopping, surfing, kayaking or just enjoying a beer at the local are all in a days work for visitors to this famous spot.

 

Our Reflections Holiday Park is situated right on Clarkes Beach with a spectacular guest lounge overlooking the beach and direct access Clarkes Beach. It is at the foot of the popular lighthouse walk. With a Café right on the beach at the gateway to the park it is one of our most popular destinations. Be sure to book well ahead.

 

Reflections Holiday Parks Clarkes Beach

 

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Byron Bay to Brunswick Heads - 18km

 

Brunswick Heads

Beautiful unspoilt Brunswick  is a situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River. The north bank of the river hosts a protected rainforest and the southern bank provides a harbour and small marina for fishing boats and small craft. 

 

Brunswick Heads has retains its traditional seaside village atmosphere. Timber bridges link the riverside to a safe, quiet beach at the mouth of the Brunswick River and to the surf beach that spans the coastline all the way to Byron Bay.

 

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