Our Venues

We aim to create fun & family friendly hospitality venues – in iconic coastal locations - which contribute to their wider communities with excellent food, beverage, customer service, function & entertainment options. At present we operate venues from Port Macquarie through to Coolangatta, and are growing quickly.

Babalou Wedding & Events

Situated on top of the Kingscliff Beach Hotel a stone’s throw from Kingscliff Beach, the Babalou Weddings and Events space blends heritage features with contemporary design to create an atmosphere of fresh, coastal, sophisticated elegance.

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Chinderah Tavern

The tavern, known as “The Chindy” by the locals, is situated right next to the picturesque the Tweed River. The Chindy features a sports bar with state-of-the-art TAB facilities and large widescreen televisions, a menu full of fresh and delicious meals for the whole family, a covered and secure children’s playground for the little ones, an expansive shaded deck for dining and drinking that overlooks both the river and the playground, regular live entertainment, disabled access, and a drive-up bottle shop that stocks an extensive range of products.

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Coolangatta Sands Hotel

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel, affectionately known as “The Sands” by locals, is located in the heart of Coolangatta, a hundred metres or so from the nearest surf beach. Since 1911, this beautiful old pub has undergone many transitions—the most significant being a multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2006, transforming it into a contemporary family friendly hotel, bistro and lounge bar.

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Coolangatta Sands Backpackers

The Coolangatta Sands Backpacker Hostel offers clean, safe, modern and affordable short term holiday accommodation facilities for travellers. Located in the heart of Coolangatta on top of the Coolangatta Sands Hotel, and less than a kilometre to the famous Coolangatta Beach, it’s the perfect place to base yourself and explore the world-famous Gold Coast. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, spacious hot showers, TV lounge with DVD player and movie library, Wifi and three computers, beach view balconies, laundry facilities and more.  Our reception staff are always on hand to help with any of your local questions or to gain the best tourism activity advice.

Catering for the 18 to 35-year-old traveller, who is looking for short term holiday accommodation while they discover what the Southern Gold Coast has to offer. 


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Kingscliff Beach Hotel

The Kingscliff Beach Hotel, affectionately known as “The Kingy”, overlooks Kingscliff Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Built in 1903, this historic venue has been a favoured destination for locals and visitors for decades. Following a multi-million dollar refurbishment in late 2014, The Kingy now boasts the biggest outdoor big screen on the Tweed Coast, an award-winning sports bar, TAB facilities, Keno, an alfresco dining area, pool tables, a kitchen that serves quality pub meals and wood-fired pizza, an air-conditioned kids play area, live music, and, upstairs, the stunning and stylish Babalou Wedding and Events space.

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Port Macquarie Hotel

The Port Macquarie Hotel is the area’s most iconic and longstanding pub. Established in 1939, “The Macca”, as it is affectionately known, sits in the heart of Port Macquarie just a stone’s throw away from the beautiful Hastings River.

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Tacking Point Tavern

Located opposite Lighthouse Beach just a short drive from some of Port Macquarie and the Mid North Coast’s most picturesque beaches, the Tacking Point Tavern has always served as the local neighbourhood pub.

The tavern features a family friendly kids play area, a bistro serving up a range of tasty meals that cater to both children and adults, and a sports bar. We also serve as a community hub, hosting gatherings for young and old, supporting local causes and sponsoring many of our region’s sports teams.

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Town Green Inn

The Town Green Inn, affectionately referred to as “TG’s” by the locals, is conveniently located in the hub of Port Macquarie just next to another of our venues, the Port Macquarie Hotel. Located right near the mouth of the beautiful Hastings River where it meets the ocean and overlooking Port Macquarie’s iconic town green, at TG’s, patrons can take in the sights, sounds and surrounds in relaxed, coastal style.

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