6 Kid-Friendly Home Exchanges In NSW
By: Rosie Stevens, ellaslist
Home exchanges allow you to soak up the area like a true local, and they slash the costs on family holidays dramatically. What’s not to love?! NSW is home to some first-class home exchanges; spanning the state’s beautiful bushland, beaches and beyond.
Before you dive into the home exchange life all guns blazing, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into. Check out our post on all-things home exchanges here.
If you’re ready to get swappin’, here are 6 kid-friendly home-exchanges in NSW to whet your appetite:
Winduga Farmhouse Berry
Berry is already an ellaslist favourite, and now there’s the perfect base to soak it all up from!
This simply renovated 100-year-old farm cottage is set on 160 acres of stunning pasture and pristine bush, only 20 minutes from the beach. Winduga is a working farm with cows and calves, chickens and plenty of Aussie wildlife such as wallabies, wombats, echidnas and gorgeous colourful parrots. Kids will love swimming in the spring water creek or saltwater swimming pool, paddling in the dam and getting to know the wildlife!
Culburra Beach House
This award-winning beachfront home offers the ultimate setting for a resort style holiday. The open plan living area extends onto an expansive deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The northerly aspect allows beautiful mountain and coastline views, and all living areas, master bedroom and spa room offer stunning ocean vistas. A private stairway leads directly to the sandy beach which usually offers calm ocean swimming.
The area is blessed with natural coastal, hinterland and wilderness beauty which is a delight to explore. Kids will love all of the beach activities available, including swimming, snorkelling, stand up paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, kite surfing, fishing, boating and sand castle building all right in front of the house.
Sapphire Beach House, Coffs Harbour
This Hamptons style home was built in 2017 to suit the relaxed coastal surroundings of the area. It’s located in a family friendly neighbourhood with parks, beach and a cafe close by, and comes with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Beautiful bushland surrounds the suburb, with many scenic walks showcasing Australian wildlife such as Kangaroos and native birds.
Sapphire Beach is an idyllic location for holidays all year round. With beaches to the east and bush and rainforest to the west, it’s an area that has something for kids and adults alike.
Port Macquarie Beach House
Located just 400m from the nearest beach and equipped with a swimming pool and on-site chickens, this gorgeous home provides the perfect base to enjoy all that Port Macquarie has to offer. The infamous Koala Hospital is just behind the house, meaning that one of the town’s biggest attractions is quite literally on your doorstep!
Port Macquarie is a beautiful coastal town with gorgeous beaches, a cafe lifestyle and is great for cycling, kayaking, swimming and walking. The coastal walks are a must-do for every family, you’ll love the views and the kids will love blowing off some steam in the fresh air!
Lake Macquarie Waterfront Home
This two-storey, five-bedroomed family home has a magnificent outlook across Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. The house boasts a sparkling salt-water swimming pool, private courtyard and of course, unspoiled views of the lake.
You will have easy access to the water from the private jetty or slipway, accessible through the yard. Fishing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding are all activities to enjoy during your stay, and two friendly, lazy, easy to care for dogs will be there to keep you company. Note: this property is great for kids, but not suitable for toddlers.
Banora Point Family Home
Located in NSW but with easy access to the delights of the Gold Coast its the many theme parks, this Tweed River house is perfect for a large family or two smaller families looking to vacay together.
The house boasts a swimming pool, rumpus room, plenty of toys and lots of play equipment, making it extremely kid-friendly. Access to the Tweed River for fishing and canoeing makes for holiday memories that will last a lifetime.
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