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Darlington Beach: Part 1


You probably already know from all the photos I shared on Instagram and Facebook that my family and I stayed at Darlington Beach Holiday Park last weekend on a little “staycation” – read more about the idea of a staycation here.

I am dividing my review of our stay into two parts, because there is so much to Darlington Park that I wanted to share everything with you.

I will say straight away that all week the kids have been talking about our little weekend away. They say every day they want to go back. And Monday morning when we left it was a silent car trip to school because they were so disappointed to leave. We had an absolutely fantastic time at Darlington Park and are already planning on going back.



It takes about 20 minutes from The Big Banana to the park. The majority of the drive is 110km/hr so it is a cruisy trip. Even my usual “how much further is it” boys expressed surprise when I said “there it is”. What made this extra awesome is that one of my kids forgot his asthma medication so Sunday morning we had to drive back into town. We took advantage of staying so close to Coffs and didn’t leave until Monday morning. I drove the kids straight to school and I went to work. The great thing about this is we got to take advantage of Sunday where the park was also a little quieter.




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We booked a Lagoon Spa Villa which was just gorgeous. It had a full kitchen, air-con, 2 bedrooms (one with a queen bed and the other with a bunk bed plus extra sofa to sleep on if you have 3 kids) and let’s not forget to mention a huge SPA bath! There was also a verandah for sitting back and watching the lily pond, ducks and kangaroos. Right outside was a very clean BBQ which I loved having so close to our villa.


Other types of accommodation available include: Gumnut Villa (3 bedroom, sleeps 8), various 2 bedroom villa options (sleeps 6), lagoon safari tents (sleeps 4) and of course, ensuite powered sites, premium powered sites and unpowered sites.

(Find out more about accommodation options and facilities by clicking here)


The Park:

What I loved about Darlington Park was it was so spread out and spacious, you really felt like you had your own space and privacy. It also has heaps of trees and wildlife and was is extremely well maintained and looked after.

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There is a main road through the Park and this leads straight to the beach. The rest of the park is really well sign-posted.


Next week I will write more about the family and kids facilities including the fabulous Ponds Cafe, swimming pool, ocean front golf course, the very friendly kangaroos and heaps more!


To find out more about Darlington Park, view rates and book online you can click here to see their website.

Also make sure you follow them on Facebook for news, specials and information.

NRMA members get a special discount on accommodation and other benefits when staying.



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