Take a step away from the frenetic pace of the modern life and slow life right down with a trip to Boomerang Beach in New South Wales. This quiet beachside destination offers magnificent sun, sand, sea and surf, and is the perfect antidote to the stress of daily living.
Situated on the North Coast, around three hours from Sydney, Boomerang Beach is the perfect escape and with a superb range of holiday rentals to suit every budget, this is the ultimate beach destination.
Boomerang Beach is situated on the New South Wales’s North Coast, near the main village of Smith’s Lake. Its beach is one of the most unspoilt along the coast and hugely popular with both surfers and families, keen to enjoy the slow pace of life in this untouched part of the world.
Only a half hour’s drive from the Pacific Highway that connects the region’s main city of Newcastle with Sydney, Boomerang Beach enjoys the benefits of being close enough to the city for travellers while maintaining its aura of being untouched by modern life. As the main industry locally is tourism, there is an excellent variety of holiday accommodation available, including apartments, villas and houses. Many are situated near to the beach with wonderful ocean views and direct access to the beautiful beach.
The surf is, in fact, the main draw for visitors heading to Boomerang Beach and the consistent conditions mean surfers can take to the water at both low and high tide. Be warned – sharks are known to be in the waters off Boomerang Beach so take care at all times.
If you can tear yourself away from chillout time on the beach, there are plenty of things to see and do in the Boomerang Beach area. The Great Lakes are only 10 minutes away by car and offer an abundance of walking trails that reveal the flora and fauna of Australia in all its glory. Another excellent visit is to Sugar Creek Flora Reserve. In this virtually undisturbed forest you’ll find flooded gum trees, moist eul and rainforest that is centuries old, as well as rare birdlife and kangaroos.
Head for Seal Rocks and the Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse that has been guiding sailors away from the treacherous rocks since 1875.
The town of Forster, one of the gateways to the Great Lakes, is renowned for its art and crafts and well worth a day trip. And if you’re tempted into buying some local art, your holiday accommodation will be the ideal place to store it until your trip is over.
The climate of the North Coast is a subtropical one that brings warm springs, hot summers and mild, cool but dry winters. Summer months also have seasonal rainfall but in the main, visitors to Boomerang Beach during the months of January to March will expect to enjoy average daily temperatures of around 30°C. In winter expect a cooler daily average of 19°C. Do be careful on the beach during the hottest times of the day and slap on the sunscreen and sunblocker regularly. And if it all gets too warm, you can always retreat to the cool of your holiday apartment or villa – shop around and book holiday accommodation with air conditioning to make the warm days and nights more manageable.
UK travellers heading for Australia’s eastern seaboard will fly into Sydney’s Kingsford Smith Airport. Connecting flights to Newcastle will bring you nearer your ultimate destination of Boomerang Beach with local bus and taxi connections available. Renting a car in Sydney will mean a drive north of around three hours but having your own vehicle will also open up the entire region to you for exploring from your holiday accommodation.