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Life can be busy and often the weeks slip by much faster than I would like to admit. I once read 'A Sunday well spent leads to a week of content' and while it sounds a little cliche I can't help but agree. Sundays are an opportunity to relax and recharge and while I may be bias, I really can’t think of a better place to do this than in the small, coastal town of Lennox Head. Whether you are visiting for the weekend or a long time local, I have put together some of my favourite Sunday activities with a slower pace in mind.
Take the scenic route for your morning coffee run
The main street of Lennox runs alongside the beautiful Seven Mile Beach. Take the time to walk through the town before grabbing a coffee from one of the amazing cafes on offer then continue along the coastal path towards Lake Ainsworth. Head down to the beach and pick a spot to enjoy your coffee. Take in the serenity and appreciate a few quiet moments to yourself. If you are feeling up to it continue your walk along the beach and jump in for a quick dip, I promise you will feel amazing afterwards!
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Experience the rejuvenating waters of Lake Ainsworth
Surrounded by tea tree this beautiful fresh water lagoon is said to have healing powers. Take a refreshing dip, grab the standup paddle board or just lay under the trees in the beautiful picnic area. Make use of the great facilities in the surrounding parkland such as BBQs, picnic tables and well maintained pathways. Lake Ainsworth is a spot you could easily lose a few hours and on a Sunday it is my favourite place to switch off and unwind.
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Walk along the Lennox boardwalk to Pat Morton Lookout and watch the world go by
At just over a kilometre, the walk from Lennox Head township to Pat Morton lookout is a personal favourite. The coastal boardwalk provides sweeping views of the gorgeous Lennox Head and offers ample opportunity for wildlife spotting – keep an eye out for the amazing water dragons that love to sunbake on the rocks along this path! Once you get to the lookout find a spot on the grass to take in the magic. Watch the paragliders take off, admire the surfers on Lennox point and during the winter months spot the whales passing through.
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Barefoot bowls and sundowners at Club Lennox
There really is something about barefoot bowls on a Sunday afternoon that I find hard to resist. Club Lennox is a favourite amongst my friends and hitting the greens has become somewhat of a tradition. The relaxed vibes and the amazing drink menu makes the club a perfect location for a Sunday session. Get there a little earlier and grab a table outside to enjoy a refreshing drink before your game of bowls. The bar has twenty beers on tap and pride themselves on their selection of local, craft beers. If cocktails are more your style you must try the frozen alcoholic slushies, they are as delicious as they sound! Then get the crew together and aim to be on the green while the sun is setting- you will thank me later!
If you are anything like me, it only takes a few rounds of bowls before dinner is on the mind. On Sunday nights, the Club puts on ‘a taste of Italy’ with the restaurant serving up fresh local pasta and amazing pizzas. As soon as the food starts coming out of kitchen the whole venue smells so amazing that we always end up staying for dinner. Head into the restaurant and finish off your Sunday night with a great meal and live music from local muso’s.
The clubs courtesy bus services Lennox Head and its surrounding areas including Skennars Head, up to Ross Lane and just North of Angels Beach in East Ballina. To find out more about Club Lennox including what’s on check out their website here.