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    Quote Originally Posted by confusd View Post
    Ive only ever heard bad things about Blue Dolphin. Yamba is a lovely place. We hired out a house down there and only paid i think $300 for 2 nights. It was a 4 bedroom place. Right near the beach
    Yes it is beautiful!! We will most likely do the same as you and just hire out a house for the week.

    We won't be going back to Blue Dolphin they are apparently even more expensive now

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    We have an onsite caravan herehttp://www.beachsideholidays.com.au/fingalBay.phtml..

    We share it with my husbands mum and it works fine- we spend 3 weeks a year in it together, this year will be the first without FIL (he passed away last week) and it works fine- gets a bit tight, but nothing too serious.
    We have it whenever we want to go, it's an hour away from where we live so we often go for the weekend throughout the year.
    With the van so available we rarely go anywhere else, though I do like to 'glamp'- that's ;uxury camping in case you're wondering. We usually stay at c/van parks that have amenities but this winter DH seems to think we'll be going powerless and waterless for a weekend...I, on the other hand, beg to differ.
    Honestly, if you go somewhere with a pool and beach, a play ground for the kids and a tarred road for them to ride their scooters/bikes on you'll be on a winner.

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    Lol - glamp, I love it!

    I guess I just need to bite the bullet and try it.

    We can always come straight home if it's a disaster

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    You can always come camping in my backyard.

    But it's freezing cold out here (Stanthorpe way)....

    But you're welcome to, we have the space!

    Tents are much cheaper

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    Boreen Point on the Sunny Coast is nice too I used to camp there as a kid and always have very fond memories.

    The lake is very shallow too for a fair way in, so very little kid friendly. Dad used to own a caravan there.

    There are showers and toilets and drinking water in a central block.

    I have nothing but good memories just beach beach and beach, and riding my bike around the camping ground.

    Very cheap too!! @$17 a night for an unpowered block.

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    we have also stayed at treasure island. loved it. ....on the note about not thinking friends will cope with camping due to the kids, i have the same problem. maybe all us large families need to go camping together lol

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    We have wonderful family who allow us to housesit for them sometimes. In fact we have just come back from a holiday at a lake frontage property that was my sister in laws. Just put the word out there and you never know your luck. I've always thought house swapping sounds like a good idea, but have never actually done it.... maybe one day.

    We have also rented a house for a week once which wasn't too expensive.

    My favourite holiday was at Big 4 Adventure park at Stanhope Gardens in Sydney. We stayed in a cabin which catered for up to 8 people. We went when it was school holidays for our state, but not in NSW, which made the rates cheaper.

    We haven't actually gone camping yet, but I am warming to the idea as the kids get older.

    Good luck with finding the perfect holiday.

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    We recently went to happy hallidays near foster its a great park for kids they have a movie everynight & a big indoor play centre all up it has pools & stuff but now it's cooling down wouldn't be to useful.

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    Ys, that's a great idea... the only thing about camping is I think it is better with company. I think we should have a large family camp conference.

    Or OJ perhaps we can rotate backyards?

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    Try stayz.com. We rent a house usually close to lots of fun things to do. We have rented some amazing houses and I forget to mention our 2 under 2 and just book the older kids.


 

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