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Big Red Kidney Bus - NSW

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2019 NSW locations are now open! See vacancies here.

See 2019 Big Red Kidney Bus NSW locations below.  Please note, dates and locations are subject to change under extenuating circumstances. You can also see Victoria locations here

Bookings for the NSW Big Red Kidney Bus need to be made at least two weeks in advance. Please read the admission criteria before you book a haemodialysis chair.  See the information you need to know about holiday dialysis here.

Patients arrange their own holiday accommodation and travel. We suggest mentioning Kidney Health Australia's Big Red Kidney Bus when booking into a holiday park, as discounts may be available. To learn more about these holiday locations and the things you can do download the latest brochure here

Please return your booking form to bigredkidneybus@kidney.org.au. Questions? Call 1800 454 363. 

Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice




Coffs Harbour

Monday 8 July - Saturday 24 August 2019

Park Beach Holiday Park

1 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450

(02) 6648 4888



Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice

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Port Macquarie

Monday 2 September - Saturday 19 October 2019

NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park

1 Munster St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444

(02) 6583 2755 



Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice

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Nelson Bay

Monday 28 October - Saturday 14 December 2019

Halifax Holiday Park

5 Beach Rd, Nelson Bay, NSW 2315

(02) 4981 1522



Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice

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Monday 6 January - Friday 24 January 2020

Royal North Shore Hospital

Main Entrance, Reserve Road, St Leonards, NSW 2065

02 9926 9402


Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice

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Batemans Bay

Monday 3 February - Saturday 14 March 2020

BIG4 Batemans Bay Beach Resort

51 Beach Road, Batehaven Batemans Bay, NSW 2536

02 4472 4541



Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice

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Umina Beach 

Monday 30 March - Saturday 9 May 2020

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort

Sydney Ave, Umina Beach NSW 2257

1800 611 522



Bookings require 2 weeks’ notice

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Please note that these availabilities are updated regularly and accurate as of 16-08-2019. See here for current availabilities

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Habour

Nestled between Sydney and Brisbane, the Coffs Coast offers stunning beaches, world heritage rainforests and, of course, the Big Banana.  

Coffs Harbour is a must for any lover of wildlife with the Solitary Islands Marine Park being home to abundant wildlife, seasonal whales and coral reefs. For the land dwellers, there is the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, with its large population of wedge-tailed shearwater birds and learning centre.

The kids won’t be bored either, with a tonne of activities for the whole family to enjoy including the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, beach camel rides, and the Tabatinga Entertainment centre.

Things to do:

  • Forest Sky Pier
  • The Clog Barn
  • The Big Banana
  • North Coast Regional Botanic Garden
  • Solitary Islands Coastal Walk


- Christmas in July Market

  • Saltwater Freshwater Arts
  • Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience
  • Moone Food Truck Winter Wonderland Festival
  • Sawtell Family Market

Learn more about what to do in Coffs Harbour.

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Boasting one of the best year-round climates, Port Macquarie is the perfect place to take a holiday.

Stroll, swim or explore one of the 17 beaches the region has to offer and discover famous lighthouses, local wildlife and more. Land lovers will enjoy the Googik Heritage Walking Track discovering some of the area’s best-kept natural secrets.

Immerse yourself in history and local culture at the Timbertown Heritage Theme Park or the Cedar Creek Goldfield. If the night sky is of more interest, take a peek at the stars in the Port Macquarie Astronomical Observatory.

There is so much to see and do in Port Macquarie.

Things to do:

  • Grants Beach Coast Walk
  • Sea Acres Rainforest Boardwalk
  • Tacking Point Lighthouse
  • Innes Ruins
  • Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail


  • Elsewhere: Travels through Syria, Iran, Egypt, Morocco and Central Asia Exhibition
  • Planet X Family Retro Roller Disco
  • Wauchope Farmers Market
  • Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Where to stay:

The Big Red Kidney Bus will be parked at NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park, 1 Munster Street, Port Macquarie.

Learn more about what to do in Port Macquarie.

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