Love is in the air


IT seems that love is in the air, everywhere you look around - at Bangalow Waters in Korora, that is.

Resident managers of the boutique bungalows, Leanne and Gill Farquhar, have had their hands full with honeymooning couples during the past fortnight, checking in a record seven couples.

"We had four couples check out on Monday, and have three with us this week," said Mrs Farquhar.

Marrie and Dave Young, who finally took the plunge after 10 years together, drove all the way from Dapto to visit Coffs Harbour.

"We've driven through but never stopped. Just look at this place it's just awesome," Mrs Young said.

The couple, who married in Wollongong, said that they looked at island honeymoons but loved the idea of having the freedom to drive where they needed to go.

Paul and Taryn Keene were married in Perth on Saturday after four years together, and said that marriage was the logical next step.

"We've been living together for ages we were practically married anyway," Mr Keene said.

"We came to Coffs because we have some good friends here. Plus, I've never been out for Perth before."

The third couple, the newly-announced Hodges, took things to the next level by eloping on Korora Beach on Monday their tenth anniversary.

Tabitha and Maurie are Blue Mountains residents and came to Coffs Harbour with their two-year-old son Curtis to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

"We knew how beautiful Coffs Harbour is, and with the little guy, there's a heap to do," Mrs Hodges said.

Mrs Farquhar was elated.

"We had four couples last week, and three this week. What I want to know is if they're going to come back in nine months time with a family in tow!" she said.

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