Newhaven is the perfect place to stay to enjoy the charms of Iluka. It is attractive, spacious and well appointed. The rooms are huge, light and airy and the enormous, private outdoor paved area is an absolute bonus. It’s wonderful to sit, shaded under the eaves, during the day but even more beautiful to pull the table out into the middle of the courtyard at night to enjoy a starlit dinner. Newhaven is peaceful – the pace slows down when you’re there and you get to truly enjoy the moment.
We love Newhaven because it has absolutely everything we need. The kitchenware and furnishings are modern and appealing. The bathroom upstairs is absolutely huge and it is great to have two showers and toilets. I especially enjoyed taking a pot of tea or a glass of wine up to the private deck off the main bedroom. It was a perfect place to sit and read or simply hide from the kids.
Iluka is an easy three hours’ drive from our home and it makes it feel like we’re on a real holiday rather than hastily visiting the busy, noisy Gold Coast where tranquillity is much harder to find. Iluka has friendly people, affordable convenience and liquor stores, great eateries and a fantastic fish co op which is famous for its Clarence prawns. I always make a point to pop down to the Sedges Reef Hotel. It’s like stepping back in time to the glory days.
Newhaven is perfectly positioned in Iluka. It only takes a few moments to stroll down to the water or to pop down to one of the bakeries for fresh bread. We tended to drive to our choice of the many stunning beaches around. You really are spoiled for choice. Newhaven, like Iluka, is a dream destination.