Looking for the new old Byron Bay
February 20, 2016 4:20 PM   Subscribe

My in-laws live in Sydney and are looking to move to an area within NSW, Queensland or Victoria which fits their beach-loving, eco-conscious young family. Details within:

The ideal location:

- is coastal
- fairly rural (or at least not in a city)
- has a community which has a focus on sustainability and eco-friendliness (interest in farming, growing their own produce, homesteading etc)
- has nearby schools, hospitals and amenities essential for a young family
- is within a 2 hour drive from an airport

Broadly speaking they are looking for a place which has the vibe of old Bryon Bay, if such a place exists. Thanks!
posted by timshel to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
posted by honey-barbara at 7:34 PM on February 20, 2016

Ocean Shores and Brunswick are very close to Byron. Lovely little towns.
posted by geek anachronism at 7:37 PM on February 20, 2016

I have friends that live in Milton, NSW. It would probably tick all your boxes, except it's more like three hours to an airport.
posted by kjs4 at 7:54 PM on February 20, 2016

Bermagui, Tilba Tilba (see River Cottage Australia)
posted by Wantok at 9:53 PM on February 21, 2016

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