Coffs Harbour is the perfect mid-way point between Sydney and Brisbane making it an ideal location that’s within comfortable driving distance from either capital city. Coffs Habour offers everything from fine dining to surfing and has plenty of attractions to keep the kids happy! Choice Hotels offers four-star accommodation at the Quality Inn City Centre, only a short stroll from the shopping mall, business district and cafés. For the more budget conscious, the Comfort Inn Big Windmill has all the home comforts at very reasonable rates and is perfect for a family getaway. Timber getters were the first to settle in Coffs Harbour back in 1841, with timber cutting the main industry right through to the early 1900’s. When Herman Reick introduced Fijian bananas in 1881 the banana industry boomed making Coffs Harbour famous for its bananas. The Big Banana was masterminded by John Landi in 1964 to attract visitors to his road-side banana stall. Since then, the business evolved to become a maj
tareeTaree is a pleasant town nestled in the hills of the Manning River Valley, situated a little way inland from the sea’s edge on the mid north coast of NSW. Taree takes in the best of several worlds with rivers, rainforest and the sea nearby. Home to about twenty thousand people, Taree has a humid subtropical climate with mild winters and is enjoyable to visit at any time of year.
Melbourne is, more often than not, named the world’s most liveable city. It’s one of Australia’s most artistic and cultural cities, known around the world for its popular graffiti art, and unique music scene. There is so much to explore in Victoria’s capital city, each region different from the other. Carlton is home to Victoria’s parliament, the Melbourne Museum and the Melbourne Zoo. Melbourne is also famous for its huge range of high quality restaurants, many of which are located on the famous Lygon Street. The Quality Hotel Downtowner on Lygon is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring this buzzing part of Melbourne. The Quality Hotel Batmans Hill is the place to base yourself for exploring the central and southern area of the city. Check out the famous lane ways and graffiti of the CBD, explore the sights and smells of China Town, and relax next to the Yarra River. But we all need to escape the city sometimes. Luckily there are so many oppor
When funds are tight, as they are for so many of us these days, we still want to be able to take our families on holidays but not have to default on the mortgage in the process. Choosing a holiday destination that has something for everyone but won’t break the bank can be a challenge.
I went on my first proper holiday when I was seven. It was the 1970s but it feels like yesterday. Arriving at a motel, rolling by a courtyard pool swarming with sun-kissed and pruney people, and pulling up right in front of the door to our room.
Coming up with unique Father’s Day ideas year after year is always a challenge. After many years of trying to find the perfect gift I’ve finally discovered that what my father likes most is to spend quality time with his family, and a weekend away is the perfect way to celebrate.