Northern NSW coast offers a coastline of pristine beaches and inland areas that have retained the countryside's natural beauty.

They’re at the ‘Top’ of NSW for a reason.

The reason why the Northern NSW coast and beaches are at the ‘Top’ is because the natural settings is still paramount to the locals so the communities work to maintain a more personal low key feel but retaining all of the modern comforts.

This region laid quiet until about the 1990’s but is now definitely buzzing. From the Queensland border south to Pottsville, this area offers so much variety in things to do and places to see such as vast pristine beaches, the natural coastline and countryside.

You’ll also enjoy the smaller boutique style accommodation plus the choices range from camping to self contained cabins to apartments and there are plenty of dining options at popular trendy cafes.

You could go back at least a dozen times and experience accommodation and cuisine that is unique.



Millmerran Queensland is the host town for the Sheep Races which is held every second year usually late Winter and is as Aussie as meat pies.

As they head down the straight ‘Ewe Sain Bolt’ was clearly in the lead…

The Sheep Races are on again!

A three hour drive to the Sheep Races?  ‘No worries mate.’

Millmerran is a small town that’s located on the Darling Downs plains about 1 hour’s drive from Toowoomba. Coming from Brisbane, it’ll take 3-4 hours so this usually means a long weekend away. Yahoo!

This is a ‘must see’ event so for the Grey Nomads and others travelling Australia if you’re in the area around that time of year, put it in your diary.

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Why Getaway to Bribie Island Queensland?

Why not book a holiday or weekend at Bribie Island? It's an excellent location for groups, couples or family get togethers. Our social club loved it!

Imagine yourself where there’s warm sun, white sand and blue water.

It’s the easy life

This island holiday destination is situated between the world renown Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast but it’s a bit different. Well actually, chalk and cheese really but social clubs and people like you and me make their way to Bribie Island Queensland in droves.

It’s the easy life that can’t be kept a secret any longer and this is the case on both the surf side and calm side.

Dipping your toes

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The Beach Holiday Haven with the Jewel in the Crown.

Pottsville is on the Northern NSW coast and a great rest point on a road trip and is a beach holiday haven for visitors who prefer a low-key style holiday.

This little creek may have a strange name but it’s definitely a draw card for the community.

The beach holiday haven of Pottsville is a small town community that’s about 30km (19miles) from the NSW northern border and is located on the northern side of Mooball Creek. A strange name but it’s definitely a draw card for all holiday makers.

Pottsville is on the Northern NSW coast and a great rest point on a road trip and is a beach holiday haven for visitors who prefer a low-key style holiday.
The natural waterway is an idyllic spot for safe and relaxed swim.

The coastline here is a vast uninhabited stretch of white sand and surf that offers multiple photo opportunities to the budding photographer. The Surf Life Savers patrol the beach in two locations and do a wonderful job of keeping swimmers safe and so a very good reason to call it a beach holiday haven.

But, their work is seasonal so care needs to be taken and especially when the beach is deserted.

Low-key style

Pottsville offers a low-key style of holiday, and the recreational area around Mooball Creek is an excellent place to enjoy swimming, fishing and most importantly, it’s perfect for the novice kayakers: Us!! 😊 

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Take a Hike! The Mt Warning Hike.


The Mt Warning hike is a must do they said. It’s a ‘Tick Off the Bucket List’ they said.

I should’ve paid more attention to the actual name and taken it literally because the Mt Warning hike is no ‘walk on the park’!

This silent craggy peak, which is near the border of Queensland, stands proudly as a sentinel for the region and can be seen from the Pacific Ocean. The mountain is a sacred place for the Bundjalung People who have been the guardians for thousands of years and both travellers and locals have admired it for decades.

What we see today is the remaining core of a volcano that blew 23 million years ago. It left a caldera which is now a fertile rich valley that spans across some 40 odd kilometres (25miles) to the coast so one of the reasons why people take the Mt Warning hike is to get a full view of the Tweed Valley (the caldera).

A view of the south western side of Mt Warning.
The mountain still dominates the horizon no matter what angle.
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The Benefits to Visiting the Best Sunflower Field.

Sunflowers Are More Than Just a Pretty Face and a day trip to the Best Sunflower Field Offers so Many Benefits.

There is something special about the humble sunflower as it seems to have a unique ability to make a sad person smile so why not add a little sunshine to a friend’s, or your life with some natural therapy and buy a couple of sunflowers or better still, track down the best Sunflower field closest to you. It’s bound to convert sadness into a smile plus it offers so many benefits.

The Best Sunflower Field has hundreds of Huge flowers with bees busily removing the pollen.
The Sunflower is facing the sun allowing bees to do their thing.
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Sitting on the headland at Fingal Head looking out at the whales that are so close.

It’s a ‘2 for the price of 1’ holiday when you stay at Fingal Head

Whales escape

Fingal Head NSW is an excellent low-key holiday location where you’ll come back to year after year. It has a choice of two magnificent beaches as well as an excellent view point to watch the Humpback whales as they migrate! So it’s a ‘2 for the price of 1’ holiday as the whales are a bonus.

A view from Fingal Head NSW looking out across Point Danger and the Pacific Ocean.
Looking out across to Cook Island which forms part of Point Danger.

Aitutaki. The Polynesian Jewel.

Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is definitely is a tropical dream destination with white sand, palm trees and a lagoon which is surrounded by a coral reef.

It truly is

Aitutaki Cook Islands. It truly is a Polynesian Jewel!

It’s heaven on earth that’s made up of multiple hues of blues and turquoise which is trimmed with touches of white sand that is shaded by green coconut palms. 

And along the horizon it is difficult to know where the sky and the South Pacific Ocean meet.

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