Practising Simplicity’s guide to Coffs Harbour

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Practising Simplicity’s guide to Coffs Harbour

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From the moment we drove through the gates at NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Resort we loved it. Within hours of arriving we agreed that it was one of our favourite parks to date.

It has everything you could possibly want in a holiday park, located on 10 acres of sub-tropical bushland that borders the beach. Each spacious site is nestled under towering gum trees and palms and resident kangaroos laze about on the grass all day. You feel like you’re a world away!

And yet it’s only minutes from the A1 Highway, a half-hour drive north of Coffs Harbour and a short drive from Woolgoolga; a sweet seaside town with great coffee and a laid-back holiday vibe.

It’s no surprise that it’s the kind of park that families return to year after year, booking well in advance so they secure their favourite caravan site or cabin. The sites were the biggest we’ve ever had in a holiday park and when you’re surrounded by beautiful trees and lush grass, it really does add an extra layer of enjoyment and comfort to your experience.

If you’re considering a stay at Darlington Beach Holiday Resort, here’s what you’ve got to look forward to:

  • Private and cozy cabins surrounded by established tropical gardens. Some boast views of the waterlily lagoon and surrounding bushland
  • Winding pathways through palm trees and ferns connect the cabins to the children’s park and pool so while you feel like you’ve got your own little space, you’re still close to the main features of the park.
  • And there are so many features! An independently owned cafe and restaurant, a pool with waterslides, a children’s park and two big jumping pillows, a bowling green and a 9-hole golf course
  • Go karts and bikes are available for hire and you can try your hand at archery, too.
  • If you’re camping or caravanning you’ll be delighted with the sites. They are so big and beautiful, surrounded by towering gum trees and palms and regularly visited by ducks, lorikeets and kangaroos.

If you fancy a day trip, drive into Coffs Harbour and take a walk over to Muttonbird Island. If country scenery is more your thing, head straight to Bellingen and have coffee at Hyde Bellingen, buy some sourdough from the bakery down the lane and then have a pizza and cider at Bellingen Brewery.

And if day trips aren’t your thing, rest assured that you can check-in at Darlington Beach, stay put and know that everyone in the family will be happy.

In fact there’s so much do to at Darlington Beach, you’ll be hard-pressed to tick everything off your list. And perhaps that’s why it’s one of our favourites; Daniel and I relished in the beautiful, natural setting and spacious sites where we could easily sit all day and enjoy the birdsong and wildlife. As for the kids; they spent their days going from the jumping pillow to the waterslides to the kids club. They enjoyed mornings at the beach and afternoons at the lagoon and in-between they scooted around the park, counting kangaroos and making friends with other kids (there were so many kids!).

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