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5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

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5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

We are a family of 5, children under 7 and are planing a trip with our pop up caravan from Melbourne to Noosa for 5 weeks in the end of Dec through Jan. We plan on heading to Surfers on the Hume hwy but are taking out time coming back along the coast. We plan on staying 6 night in surfers and unsure about 5 nights in Noosa or Hervey Bay (somewhere nice around there). Heading back were planning Sydney and Blue mountains, Jervis Bay, Merimbula, Port Macquarie Lakes Entrance. Is there any places that anyone can recommend or replace with the ones I've mentioned. We mainly like some nice beaches suitable for children. We also wanted to stay in Coffs Harbour but they have a 5 night min stay which we aren't planing to stay there that long so if anyone can recommend a town outside of Coffs Harbour? Thanks in advance for your help.

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1. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

I think at that time of year, you might struggle to get short stays at any of the beach towns in NSW, but try Moonee Beach near Coffs, and also try Bellingen inland.

Cheers.

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2. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Thanks yeah I just tried those town and were 7 night min, but did find 2 nights in Nambuca Heads. Do you know if it's a nice town? Also can you recommend Noosa or Hervey Bay or I heard Rainbow beach is nice to for a family with younger children. We're thinking of staying about 6 nights. Thanks again

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3. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Nambucca Heads is nice. Rainbow Beach is nice but quite isolated and not much there at all - just a pub and a general store and a servo.

Noosaville is better for young families than Noosa, as you have the lovely calm river to swim in. See if you can get accom there. We stay at Munna Beach Apartments, but there are heaps of apartments/holiday rentals in Noosaville. I like staying right on Gympie Terrace, but there are cheaper options only a street or so back from the river.

Hervey Bay - nice place, but I would choose Noosaville over HB any day.

cheers.

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4. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Thanks so much for your advise!

I think we will stay in Noosaville it sounds more family friendly. Would you recommend Nossaville over Sunshine Coast or Mooloolaba? I've put stops in Ballina, Port Macquarie and Jervis Bay would you recommend these stops or can you suggest different one? Really appreciate the advice.

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5. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Sunshine Coast is the region starting at Caloundra and finishing at Noosa/Noosaville/Tewantin.

I prefer Noosaville - Mooloolaba is very high-rise oriented, and has more "action" both good and bad. Noosaville is very laid back and relaxed.

Cheers.

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6. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Thanks we just booked in Noosaville, thanks for the advise!

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7. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Have you booked the Gold Coast part yet? I think all the council parks have a 3 week minimum at Christmas but the nrma park is great for kids (treasure island) and not too far from the beach or Gold Coast holiday park is also good . It's close to the theme parks but a drive to the beach... great pool with cafe. If you weren't travelling during school holidays Tallebudgera caravan park is fantastic for kids but it's a council park so there'll be the minimum stay requirement

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8. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

I'd recommend Sawtell, just south of Coffs Harbour. I've no idea about minimum stays etc.

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9. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Thanks for the reply, Surfers is the only place we've booked so far. We booked at main beach caravan park they have a 7 night min.

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10. Re: 5 week holiday from Melbourne to Noosa, any advise?

Thanks I will check out any caravan parks in Sawtell.

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