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Close To Heaven At Hastings Point
hastings point nswSearching for a weekend escape that encompasses the best of seaside living, while still boating a quiet and laid back lifestyle? Well you can stop your looking because you will find all you could possibly want in the beautiful Hastings Point. This truly is an oasis of white untouched beaches, shallow waters, rock pools, pretty walks and fresh seafood. Essentially, this place is perfect for any kind of holiday so why not plan your next one here and discover what is so enticing about Hastings Point.

Hastings Point enjoys a prime position just half an hour from the Gold Coast, and only one extra hour is needed to travel to Brisbane. It is one of Northern New South Wales' best kept secrets and will draw you in an may make you never want to leave. Sandwiched between the Cabarita and Pottsville beaches, this place is a great place to base yourself if you wish to explore some of the state's most pristine beaches. Boasting a pleasant climate all year round, there really is no excuse not to pay this region a visit because every season can be enjoyed here.

The North Star Caravan Park is a popular place to stay as it is located right on the ocean road and is just a minute from the beach. This park has been given 5 stars for many reasons and no just because of the tennis court, huge swimming pools with waterslides, top quality restaurant or heated floor tiles in the loo. While these, as well as the Neptune’s Castle Kids Club, a gigantic supervised indoor play area, contribute to making this park so great, it really is its prime position right on the beach. It really is just so easy to take a short stroll and find your feet sinking into white, soft sand and almost being washed away by magnificent turquoise waves.

Fishing is another popular pass time here, along with a wide range of more energetic activities such as golf, swimming, snorkelling, surfing, canoeing, and a large network of walking tracks. The beach is fantastic in the morning, with seagulls overhead and dolphins occasionally spotted through the waves. This makes a morning or afternoon stroll a must. Another favourite with families is the Cudgera Creek estuary, which is shallow enough for the kids to play in safely, while deep enough to hire a kayak and get out on the water.

The majestic humpback whales are another highlight of Hastings Point and are usually spotted between May to October on their long journey from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef. Although there is no guarantee that you will see one close up, if you pack a pair of binoculars or embark on a whale watching tour, you will more than likely come across one, two or three.

If you decide to venture out of the Hastings Point region for a day trip, you will be pleased to discover beautiful towns just on its doorstep. Head to Coolangatta on the Queensland border, or down to Byron Bay which is just over thirty minutes to the south for another truly unique beachside experience. The pretty town of Murwillumbah is further inland if you are in the mood for a country visit, while the theme parks of the Gold Coast are sure to draw in both you and the kids. Currumbin Bird Sanctuary is always a great day out for the kids, and the great news is that you will still be home in time for dinner.

Hastings Point is an enticing little region that will no doubt attract you with its endless scenic views, water activities and natural attractions, that all make tourists go wild all year round. If you are searching for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, combined with lots of fun and attractions, a holiday here is just the thing. So make haste and discover the small slice of heaven that is Hastings Point.

Christine Barton

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