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    Default Comfortable, but affordable holiday ideas

    DH works in an emotionally draining role and is taking a week off to recharge, he just wants to spend time with our kids and I, we both agree we need to get away to get a break.

    We're in SE QLD and don't have a lot to spend. Any suggestions?

    We have 2 babies, newly 2 and 1. Camping isn't an option.

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    Not sure where you could go but what about staying in a cabin at a caravan park somewhere for cheaper accomodation ?

    Do you already live near the beach ? If not you could go somewhere close to the beach or instead go to a country town somewhere to unwind.
    Somewhere you can go for bushwalks, picnics and sight seeing.

    Other option is to rent a holiday house for a week, that way you have all your home comforts for the babies.

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    How about bribie? The cabins up there are I think about $80 a night on the beach, although its not really beach weather up here lately. Would you prefer inland or coastal?

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    I'm in Melbourne, but we wanted a fairly cheap holiday and found a family resort with cabins. They ended up being small portable type units on stumps and was actually quite comfy! It was on the Murray River so not a lot to do but spend time as a family. The resort had pools, a big lake with ducks and kids play centre. I'm sure there would be something similar up North. We've done big holidays before but overall this was almost the best holiday we've done, as a family anyway. Investigate, even when they say camping, some places have pretty good accommodation which is not always tents!!

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    Somerset dam is nice. There's plenty of places with cabins. We usually stay at Camp Somerset which is actually owned by the seventh day adventist church but it's in a really great spot. And we find it more family-friendly than the other camp grounds... they have rules about alcohol, smoking, etc. so you don't get the partying drunks late at night. We always camp but they do have cabins too. Pricing is on their website I think.

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    Alexandra headlands if you get a voucher with those phone calls for holidays are cheap and dd and I really enjoy it nothin but relaxing in the hotel going to the pool, beach and park, out for lunch dinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mill View Post
    Somerset dam is nice. There's plenty of places with cabins. We usually stay at Camp Somerset which is actually owned by the seventh day adventist church but it's in a really great spot. And we find it more family-friendly than the other camp grounds... they have rules about alcohol, smoking, etc. so you don't get the partying drunks late at night. We always camp but they do have cabins too. Pricing is on their website I think.
    Lol, we don't drink or smoke anyway, as long as we can eat meat there we're happy. Sounds ideal for us, I'll check it out.

    Bribie looks like another goer.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

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    There are loads of holiday houses in the Bunya Mountains (2.5 hours from Brisbane). We have stayed there a few times; it is lovely. So peaceful with little wallabies jumping around outside and wild birds.

    Some of the houses have amazing views.

    The air is so crisp and it's quiet. A house with a view might be about $160 per night, or less without views. But they often have specials for multiple night stays, ie. one night free.

    The site is ugly and painful to navigate though:

    http://www.bunyamountains.com/accommodation

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    Edited...read op wrong
    Last edited by BigRedV; 16-04-2012 at 12:58.

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    Yamba in Northern NSW. Lovely relaxing beachside town.


 

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