Crescent Head (voted Australia's best beach by 101 Best Beaches) is surrounded by beautiful national parks, stunning beaches and headlands and is a great holiday, honeymoon or stop-over break on the Sydney to Brisbane route. It is perfect for relaxing, surfing, kayaking, diving, cycling, bird-watching, walking, photography, beach-combing and fishing. So much to do, but many people come just to relax. This is why generations of families return to Crescent Head.
LAMBAZI SUITE (pronounced 'lime-barzee', is a Zulu word for ocean mussels and is the name of our favourite child-hood beach on the Wild Coast, Transkei, Southern Africa) provides relaxed barefoot luxury - it oozes with charm and warmth and comprises an en suite canopied bedroom (queen-size European latex mattress/pillows (rated 4.5/5 by 33 reviews) and crisp cotton sheets) looking onto a sizeable all weather outdoor deck with panoramic views of the mountains, estuary and Crescent Head's world famous sweeping beach.
BATHROOM: the bathroom en suite comprises a high quality separate private shower/toilet/basin, the shower tastefully decorated with Sharon's specially designed mosaic.
PRIVACY: you have privacy in your own suite, but other spaces may be shared with a guest in the other suite if it is occupied.
LOUNGE/DINING/TV: Inhluzani suite opens onto a tastefully furnished lounge/dining/TV room shared with Lambazi Suite with easy access to the deck, kitchenette and laundry. All very private. All very relaxed barefoot luxury.
READING & MUSIC: there is a collection of books and a folder of music CDs and video DVDs for your viewing pleasure during your stay.
WHAT TO EXPECT? A very peaceful, quiet stay. Be woken by the birds or the sea. Crescent Head is fortunately a beautiful 'dead-end' with no through-traffic which makes it quiet and safe. The beach is a short 5 minute walk away, as are many favourite walks and trails. For the more active-minded there is stacks to do!
ACCESS: you have your own private access via a key-pad locking system so you can come and go as you please without disturbing anyone.
OUTSIDE H&C SHOWER: after your long walk or swim feel free to use the outdoor shower, beautifully decorated with another Sharon mosaic design.
SHOPS: All are quite small but you can get just about anything you need - baker, pub, restaurants (Chinese, Tai and general fare) superette, fruit shop, bottle shop, service/petrol station, pharmacy, coffee shops, news agency, surf-shop, butchery, post office and dress/gift shops) are within easy walking distance. Chances are your car may remain unused during your stay! For the larger shops or supermarkets you have a choice of nearby Kempsey or Port Macquarie.
ACTIVITIES: there is lots to do! Crescent Head is a world famous surf venue and rightly so. But, there is a lot more - it is a paradise for photographers, divers, off-shore or river/estuary fishermen, hikers, runners, cyclists, kayakers and bird-watchers (we can point you to key sites) and a chance to visit beaches, bush walks and headlands where chances are you will be all alone - perfect for that early breakfast or sundowner!
We can even point you to our 'secret beach' if you are up for a skinny dip or a very quiet time in an amphitheatre-like beach, and a scramble down a grassy slope, all with its own 'hole in the rock' and cave! The only visitor is likely to be the resident circling Sea Eagle.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS: only one hour inland and you would think you were in Scotland as you head alongside the magnificent Macleay River (boasting the best wild bass fishing in Australia) toward BellBrook and Armidale - a great day-outing. To the north is beautiful Hathead, South West Rocks, Scotts Head, Nambucca, Macksville (near the 'Pub with no beer') and quaint Bellingen, while a journey south takes you to Port Macquarie if you want to get to bigger shopping facilities.
Whatever you are keen on, let us know and we will do all we can to point you in the right direction. You can even go for walks on our farm at Austral Eden (Gladstone) or fish the Macleay River from the banks.
WEB SITES you may find helpful:
(website hidden) (NSW mid-north-coast) for surf conditions
(email hidden) (Killich Creek, NSW) for tides
Emergency contacts are listed in the kitchenette.
The Shanti Suites are gorgeous and have everything you need for a great getaway! We had the place to ourselves, might have been a little close for comfort if the second room was occupied, as they are very close to each other and share tv, sitting area, balcony etc. Slightly on the expensive side if you were sharing, but was a fair price seeing as we had the whole place to ourselves. Sharon provided lovely breakfast, fruits, yoghurts, bread, tea, coffee, juice & snacks - very much appreciated! Easy to find, easy communication, definitely recommend!
Thanks Cassi for your kind words and thoughts which we appreciate. We loved having you to stay and look forward to welcoming you back to Crescent Head! Your helpful comments made us aware that our ‘description’ needs clarification - unless both suites are booked by couples travelling or holidaying together, or a family group, we automatically close the booking of the second suite once the first suite is booked, as happened in your case, which ensures total privacy. With very best wishes, Sharon.
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