One of the best things about heading off on a road trip in a motorhome or campervan, is how easy it is to pack off and set off for a new destination. We recently had Jason Daniel, the founder of LSKD clothing, and his beautiful wife Ally take their 13-month old son on a 5-day road trip from Brisbane to Brooms Head. Along their trip they choose to explore as much of the coast as possible, spending each night at a new location. Jason and Ally have kindly shared with us their family’s itinerary and favourite beach stops. Check it out below!
Five days on the NSW Coast with the Daniels family!
Going on a five-day road-trip with a 13-month-old in tow mightn’t seem like much of a holiday, but when the opportunity arose to cruise the NSW coast from Brisbane to Brooms Head and back in an Apollo Motorhome, we had to jump at it.
Day 1 – Tweed Heads
After picking the Euro Deluxe motorhome up on ANZAC Day, we cruised down the coast to Pottsville, pausing at the Hastings Point lookout and the Cabba headland for a play on the beach at sundown. The Tweed Coast Holiday Park – a short walk from the beach – was a perfect place to spend the first night.
Day 2 – Yamba
The next morning we went on a peaceful walk on the beach and a delicious breakfast at a cute café called The Palm, then pointed the Apollo towards Yamba.
After stops at the spectacular Lennox Head lookout and a Ballina, we found ourselves at Yamba in time for lunch. As luck would have it we scored a prime carpark on the beach and spent the afternoon surfing, playing on the beach with our son Hendrix, and admiring the view from our hotel on wheels.
We set up for the night at the Calypso Caravan Park in Yamba, a stone’s throw from the wharf and just a short walk into town.
Day 3 – Brooms Head
After a great night’s sleep in the motorhome’s comfortable beds, we decided to park up at Flinders Park in Yamba for the morning, using the Apollo as a perfect base-camp between surfs, beach swims and sandcastle-building sessions.
That afternoon we set off to Brooms Head, stopping at Angourie for the mandatory caffeine fix.
The Brooms Head Caravan Park is an incredible spot – it’s placed right on the beachfront and we could watch the ocean and crashing waves from the comfort of the motorhome, while still being close to a kid’s playground that was perfect for our boy.
We spent the afternoon on the secluded beach, then made the most of the Apollo’s full kitchen set-up to whip up a delicious dinner.
Day 4 – Byron Bay
With such an amazing beachfront location, we got up early to watch the sunrise (one of the highlights of the trip), then took an early morning walk along the beach.
After a morning surf and quick shake-out to remove some sand, we pointed the Apollo back north towards Byron Bay and meandered our way to the popular township.
We parked up at Reflections Caravan Park at Clarkes Beach for the night, which was perfect for both families and those chasing a beachfront location that’s a short stroll into town.
After a perfect afternoon swimming and playing on the beach, we walked into town for an early dinner, before settling in for the night.
Day 5 – Back to Brisbane
We woke up on our final morning with a tinge of sadness that our coastline road trip was ending so soon. We made the most of it by watching another ocean sunrise and a walk along Clarke’s Beach, before hitting the road back to Brisbane with full hearts brimming with memories.
Our first trip with the Euro Deluxe motorhome was amazing. It’s decked out with everything you could possibly need, and combined with the freedom to pull up wherever you want, really was the perfect vehicle for a family. Travelling with a 13-month-old isn’t always the easiest, but having the luxuries that the motorhome provided at our fingertips look the stress out of travelling and allowed us to experience our family adventure to the fullest.
The five-day break has given us a real taste for more road trips and we can’t wait to undertake another in the near future. Thank you so much for accommodating us, Apollo; we highly recommend your motorhomes and the freedom they provide on the road.