We discovered a little gem, on a recent trip back from the snow: Valla Beach, NSW. Interestingly, we’re told it is half way between Sydney and Brisbane, just off the Pacific Highway.
Stay at Valla Beach Tourist Park
The local caravan park is NSW site 550 in Caravan Parks 5 or find it on the Camps Australia Wide App. it was the perfect stop over.
We stopped at a quiet cabin on this trip. Although basic, it had all the essentials. There was plenty of space on the grounds, surrounded by bush, but it is further away from the shops and hotel. Like us, you may spot some wildlife at night, too.
The park also has powered camp sites, yurts, laundry, tennis courts, swimming pool, BBQs and amenities. As well as a playground, you’ll find a kid’s bike and roller skating track. Yes, it is pet friendly.
Make sure you have a meal at the local pub
Valla Beach Tavern was amazing value! We sat outside, and we all enjoyed our meals. We didn’t try the $7 meals – BARGAIN! (Available with a drink purchase.) They also had lots more choices $15 and under. Plus daily blackboard specials. It is family friendly, – and you can read about the abandoned gold mine.
Deep Creek Footbridge
The next morning, we ambled over Deep Creek, across to South Valla Beach. We loved this bridge to the beach. The kids could easily see the marine life below, no wonder it is a well known fishing spot. It would have been beautiful to canoe or kayak on.
Once back home, I starting telling mum how good it was, it turns out she knew the area only too well! One of her stomping grounds, in fact, having grown up in neighbouring Nambucca Heads. Although it is a 10 minute drive away, at low tide, you can walk to Nambucca Heads – it is only 3 km along the beach.
Definitely a place we’d love to return to.
Note: the Valla Beach is only patrolled during summer school holidays.