Casuarina resorts packed for Easter
CASUARINA beach township is expecting a bumper Easter season, with close to 100% occupancy over the holiday period.
The holiday properties on the New South Wales Far North Coast will see a record number of visitors to the coastal hotspot starting from Good Friday.
Colliers International director of project marketing Brinton Keath said the high occupancy levels were now a regular occurrence to the region, with more than 2000 visitors expected.
“The strong visitor numbers are testimony to the success of the high-quality tourism product on offer,” Mr Keath said.
“For what is still a relatively new tourism hub and coastal destination, compared to the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay, the resorts in the region are producing phenomenal guest numbers.”
Average room rates have risen from $265 per night last year to this season's average of $310.
Mr Keath said while many visitors are returning, there is also a wave of new travellers who are choosing the Tweed Coast instead of busier destinations.
“Visitors are choosing these destinations due to their proximity to major cities, new road infrastructure, quieter beaches, value for money and world-class holiday apartments, villas and homes,” Mr Keath said.
“Lots of young couples, families and retirees like to be able to jump in the car and turn up at a serene coastal destination just a few hours later.”
Real estate in the area has also blossomed, with the recent Ultimate Beachfront Sale, which included property liquidation of property in the Grand Mercure Apartments and Beach Shacks, being a major success.