Every year my family takes a little trip to celebrate what would have been my Dad's birthday. We go different places each year (sometimes Byron, sometimes Noosa) but always places that we went on family holidays. This year we had a quick trip to Terrigal, on the NSW Central Coast (an easy 1.5 - 2 hour drive from our place). We find Terrigal great especially when you have young kids. A lovely beach, great pool, little restaurants and some nice walks. We stay at the Crowne Plaza Resort which offers a really fab buffet breakfast and is in the heart of everything.
Pretty much our trip was eating, pool time, walks around the town and more eating. Plus plenty of jumping on the bed by my little monkeys. It felt less than relaxing as I ran around after them but having them around is a lovely distraction at this time of year.