Weekend Escape – Hawks Nest, NSW

Hawks Nest is a seaside town located 2.5 hours north of Sydney.  With Jimmys Beach and Bennetts Beach located in close proximity to the caravan park, it makes for a fun and relaxing weekend getaway with the kids.  We stayed at North Coast Holiday Park which has recently undergone a refurbishment.  The park is large with over 140 caravan and camping sites and a few onsite cabins and beach tents also available. The park has a great playground just outside the entrance and a [Read more...]

TAYLOR’S BEACH – Port Stephens, NSW

Our little man turned a big 5 on the 10th of January.  Among other things he got a brand new fishing rod!  So what better way to celebrate than a BBQ picnic dinner with a spot of fishing!! We have a gorgeous little spot about 25 minutes from home - Taylors Beach!  It has a big grassy picnic area and the water is shallow and very calm for the kids to swim in.  And we always get a bite... although never anything overly big...but we keep trying! Pretty happy with [Read more...]

Tomaree Head Summit Walk

Mt Tomaree is located in Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, NSW.   Tomaree Head Summit Walk is a must!!  This walk is 2.2km return trip and took us around 25 minutes to get to the top to see the spectacular views of the Port Stephens area.  We did the walk early on a beautiful winter morning in May and then had breakfast at a cafe on the way home! The track starts off with quite a steep paved pathway and then climbs up changing between dirt tracks and grid mesh platforms and steps [Read more...]