The biggest drawcard for guests is the excellent selection of boating options available. It's super convenient to find a tour, private charter or even a ferry to spend a day exploring the majestic Brisbane Water National Park. The most popular are the whale watching tours, but don't fret if you're not here in season. The waterways are absolutely teeming with fish, and you will have many choices for fishing charters or simple sightseeing tours at any time during the year. Families with young kids love Ocean Beach Umina, where over two kilometres of sandy beaches and a secure inland waterway give you a fantastic spot for your children to safely play in the water.
Every weekend the Ettalong Seaside Village comes alive with a bustling market. Stroll through the stalls and taste the food, try on some vintage clothing and buy a couple of unique souvenirs. If bush scenery takes your fancy, get your fix of birdwatching and bushwalking in Brisbane Water National Park - it's spectacular. Another choice is to stop by Bouddi National Park and soak in the untouched beaches and their stunning coastal cliff views. These are particularly good for photos at sunrise as they light up red under the first light of the day. Follow it all up with a lazy afternoon picnic on the beach and enjoy the sun, sand and water. Sounds perfect, right?
Just an hour north of Sydney's CBD you won't find a better destination for a quick beach holiday. It's far enough removed from the hustle and bustle so you truly unwind, but close enough for a short weekend trip. What are you waiting for? Book your Ettalong Beach accommodation and take your family for a wonderful beach getaway.
Hotels in Ettalong Beach start at AU$117 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.