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Moonee Beach NSW - xmas pics

Postby stevo. » Wed Jan 02, 2008 1:14 pm

Went to Moonee Beach just outside of Coffs Harbour for a couple days. It was a family thing, so sorry i couldn't invite everyone.

6 hours from Brisbane/Redcliffe to Moonee Beach. I stuffed up the kilometre readings, but i think i may have almost made it on one tank of fuel, taking it easy all the way. I think the Suzuki may even be more comfortable for long distances than my Hilux. I think i was doing between 95 and 100kph and everyone was flying past me, so much for people taking it easy on the roads.

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http://oz4x4.oz20.com/4x4photos/xmas1207/

Camping is to the left of the picture
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me - yeah sure it's safe :roll:
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The creek
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Camp
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did some 4wding in the hills behind Coffs
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These are called Christmas Bells
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Clarence River, single lane bridge - on my way to Rover Park at Tenterfield
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Postby CCC » Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:11 pm

Awesome pics Steve, Looks like an great place :+
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Postby Troyk » Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:11 pm

Good stuff Meeky. What were the facilities like, besides the old hut?
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Postby stevo. » Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:11 pm

The old house in the photos is on a property owned by the family. I've camped out in it a few times, which is quite interesting. It sits on about 30 acres of rain forest and is for sale. (if anyone is interested i can get the agents details)

Moonee Beach Camping is a council owned place and has caravan sites, cabins, and a large treed area for campers. It's not like your usual Caravan Park. It's a very nice place to stay and the people that run it are very friendly. I didn't get any photos of the park, oops. It has all the usual stuff, very nice toilet facilities, with electronic entry codes on the doors to keep the day tripper ferals out. There is a separate toilet block for the beach area, for day trippers etc.

My mum grew up at Moonee Beach with her 5 brothers and sisters, and a lot of them return to the camp ground each Christmas. It can get booked out each Christmas with returning visitors, though, it was booked out this Christmas but there is still plenty of room, i think they just allow a set amount of people in. A lot of the local bush is classed as Reserve and Sanctuary.

I would recommend the place highly, for families etc, most times of the year it would be an awesome place to hang out. There is a pub about 10 minutes walk down the road, and also a new Coles, which is a bit of an eyesaw but handy i guess. So there's plenty of stuff to do, like Surfing, Fishing, Kayaking up the creek, walking as far as you like on endless beaches. There's lots of touristy stuff to do aswell in the local area.

There's really too much to say about the area, you'd just have to go :)
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Postby Poodle Jewel » Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:34 pm

That is a great spot Moonie beach and for the DOG families they allow dogs,i stayed there about 12 months ago.
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Re: Moonee Beach NSW - xmas pics

Postby GypsyLady » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:35 pm

meeky wrote:Went to Moonee Beach just outside of Coffs Harbour for a couple days. It was a family thing, so sorry i couldn't invite everyone.

6 hours from Brisbane/Redcliffe to Moonee Beach. I stuffed up the kilometre readings, but i think i may have almost made it on one tank of fuel, taking it easy all the way. I think the Suzuki may even be more comfortable for long distances than my Hilux. I think i was doing between 95 and 100kph and everyone was flying past me, so much for people taking it easy on the roads.

full pics
http://oz4x4.oz20.com/4x4photos/xmas1207/

Camping is to the left of the picture
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me - yeah sure it's safe :roll:
Image

The creek
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Camp
Image

did some 4wding in the hills behind Coffs
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These are called Christmas Bells
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Clarence River, single lane bridge - on my way to Rover Park at Tenterfield
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OK Meeky, how do you post the pics directly into the forum message as you have??
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Postby kazzakanary » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:12 am

GL - I just copy and paste the URL from photobucket!
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Postby amanda » Thu Jan 10, 2008 9:26 am

Please let's not get onto that again!
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Postby GypsyLady » Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:00 am

amanda wrote:Please let's not get onto that again!


What a GREAT idea, suits me, thanks Amanda
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Postby kazzakanary » Mon Jan 14, 2008 5:36 pm

That went right over my head!!
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Postby will_deness » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:52 am

We stayed at the big 4 near there once (next beach north I think). Certainly a nice part of oz.
edit:Nice pics btw
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Postby amanda » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:53 am

Kazzakannary - take a look at the Flood Waters at Tweed thread in General Chit Chat and I think you'll get the idea.
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Postby Pauly » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:59 am

Hi
Where is that camp site?

Been looking for somewhere up there and that looks the goods to me, nothing like a bit of room
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