Pacific Palms, NSW
Quiet Pacific Palms, a three-and-a-half-hour drive north of Sydney, has some of the most underrated beaches in NSW and two national parks – Booti Booti National Park and Wallingat National Park. Spend your days surfing and snorkelling at Blueys Beach before tackling the Booti Hill and Wallis Lake Walking Track, which runs alongside both the ocean and the lake. After a day in the wilderness, make yourself at home in one of the guest rooms at Pacific Palms Resort – some include kitchens and balconies with mountain views.
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