The Coffs Coast region stretches from the rainforest escarpments of Dorrigo,
to the golden beaches between Scotts Head and Woolgoolga, and out to the blue waters of
the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The coast is considered a place of precious natural
beauty with a climate that has been described as one of the best in Australia.
Visit the many attractions and holiday locations on Australia's favourite holiday coast,
the Mid North Coast of NSW.
North Coast NSW:
Stretching from Port Stephens to Coffs
Harbour and inland to Dorrigo, North Coast NSW offers a unique
taste of New South Wales.
High on the Dorrigo Plateau, the Bellinger River meanders its way through some of the most
spectacular and picturesque areas on the NSW Mid North Coast. Based in Fernmount, 3kms
east of Bellingen.
Collection of links to local businesses, events and tourist information. Some of the links
are to pages hosted on the server, others to sites hosted elsewhere.
Bellingen Shire is a region of diverse natural beauty, from the soft curves of the coast
through to the rugged mountain ranges, there's a wealth of spectacular scenery and
history. Crystal clear rivers, rainforests and waterfalls are just some of the many faces
of this unique area which enjoys what is arguably the best weather in Australia.
The hostel offers free transport to and from the nearest railway station and coach stop at
Urunga. If you're driving, Bellingen is 540km north of Sydney and 462km south of Brisbane.
Vineyard and Winery:
Raleigh is a comfortable 25 minute drive south from Coffs Harbour or 25 minutes north from
Nambucca Heads. Look for the "Bellingen" exit from the Pacific Highway, then
head east to the the Old Pacific Highway, turn left, continue to the Raleigh round-about.
Go straight through the round-about and the winery is directly on your right.
Boambee Bay Resort:
Boambee Bay Resort is located along the banks of the serene Boambee Waters and just a
short stroll to the long white sands of Boambee beach. Accommodation is in spacious two
bedroom, two bathroom villas set amidst tropical gardens and will accommodate six people.
Bulahdelah is recognised as the gateway to the Myall Lakes system -- the largest
salt/fresh water system on the Australian east coast. Water is the focus of activity at
Myall Lakes as sailboard riders, canoeists, fishermen and sailors all revel in Myall's
10,000 hectares of protected waterways.
the Myall Lakes by Boat:
This story was first published in Cruising Helmsman. Although it may be a little dated, it
still makes interesting reading for anyone planning to rent a houseboat on Myall lakes.
Myall Lakes Houseboats:
Hire your houseboat at Bulahdelah Marina and explore the unique Myall Lakes National Park.
Four interconnected lakes offer 130 sq km of untouched shark free waterways. The lakes are
an ideal holiday spot for couples, families or groups.
Myall Lakes National Park:
This park conserves one of the states largest networks of coastal lakes, and is
listed under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Significance. It has 40 km
of beaches and also contains possibly the tallest tree in NSW - the Grandis, a
magnificent 76-metre-high flooded gum.
Coff's harbour is the capital of Australia's Holiday Coast.
A major coastal resort town which is also famous for its bananas and fishing. Coffs
Harbour is located on Australia's Holiday Coast; where the mountains meet the sea some
570km north of Sydney and about 350km south of Brisbane.
Within an hours drive of booming Coffs Harbour and historic Armidale you can enjoy
this different Australia. Visit fourteen diverse National Parks in a cooler temperate
climate, be amazed by pristine waterfalls (including the highest in the southern
hemisphere), relax among serene green farming slopes fringed with World Heritage
Forster and Tuncurry, located 312 km north of Sydney, are two coastal towns which are now
essentially one conglomerate urban mass separated by a very large concrete bridge. They
sit on opposite sides of the entrance to Wallis Lake which is 26 km long.
Resort family accommodation in self contained units, nestled between Booti Booti National
Park and Wallis Lake and just 5 minutes walk from the beautiful, pristine Elizabeth Beach.
15 minutes south of Forster.
Nest Dive Centre:
Operates their own 7m dive vessel, the New World IV, for rapid access to the six islands
within 8 nautical miles of the heads to Port Stephens; running double boat dives every
weekend and weekdays on demand.
Hawks Nest Beach, on Providence Bay, rivals Hawaii with its blue, white, and green beauty.
The only thing missing are the crowds.
Two and a half hours drive north of Sydney at the twin towns of Hawks Nest and Tea
Gardens, you'll find the Gateway to Australia's Holiday Coast.
the Macleay Valley:
The Macleay Valley is the unspoilt gem of Australia's Holiday Coast. A paradise of sun,
sand, surf and bush. An absolute delight for nature lovers. Right at your doorstep you'll
find National Parks teeming with wildlife and kilometres of pristine sand beaches and
secluded, sheltered coves.
The Lodge nestles on a ridge overlooking the confluence of the Nambucca River and
Blackbutt Creek; a five minute drive from Macksville. Within a ten minute radius of the
Lodge lie the attractive beaches of Nambucca and Scotts Head, golf courses, rolling
verdant hills and farmlands. And a little further away are the subtropical rainforests of
Macksville is an attractive town of 2900 people located on the banks of the Nambucca
River, 498km north-east of Sydney and 12 km south of Nambucca Heads.
Eric from Germany and Maita from Holland have set up home in Nambucca Heads and have a few
spare beds. The 5 guestrooms all have TV and a verandah, 3 with ensuite, 2 with private
bathrooms, separate guest cooking facilities, laundry, BBQ area, a large swimming pool and
even internet access.
Nambucca Heads is essentially a coastal holiday and retirement centre in a subtropical
climate which is popular with those inclined to such activities as fishing, walking,
boating, swimming, surfing and sunbathing on the lengthy local beaches.
Nambucca Heads and Macksville are the main towns in this coastal tourist mecca located
midway between Sydney and Brisbane. You'll love the superb beaches, rainforest and rolling
green farmlands ringed by blue mountain ranges.
Nelson Bay is a coastal resort town of 5230 persons located just inside the mouth of Port
Stephens, a large natural harbour. Despite its growing popularity the town, treads a
sensible line between tourism and charm.
The Greater Port Macquarie Region, famous for its beautiful surfing beaches and coastal
rainforest, is located midway between Sydney and Brisbane, on the North Coast of NSW.
Macquarie -- Holiday Coast:
Port Macquarie is one of the fastest-growing towns on Australia's Holiday Coast, with a
wide array of activities and attractions to keep people of all ages amused. Its colonial
past has left some lovely historic buildings like The Tacking Point Lighthouse and The
Port Stephens offers crystal clear, unpolluted waterways, clean golden beaches and
extensive National Parks with unspoiled natural bushland. If that's not enough, the
magnificent harbour and spectacular scenery, capped by volcanic peaks along the coastline,
make it a perfect place to visit at any time of the year.
Stephens Coaches And Buses:
Timetables of buses between Port Stephens and Newcastle or Sydney.
Bay of Dreams:
Around 100 digital photographs and general information on the various areas around Port
Bay Holiday Park:
Directly opposite one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of Australia, Shoal
Bay Holiday Park is ideal for short breaks or an extended holiday, caravan or camping
The Shoal Bay Motel is located on the beachfront road at beautiful Shoal Bay with
wonderful northerly views over Port Stephens Harbour. It is cooled by balmy north easterly
breezes in summer and sheltered from cool winds in winter.
South West Rocks is well known for its pristine beaches, safe swimming, exceptional deep
sea fishing and world renowned dive sites.
Rocks Dive Centre:
Running right through the island of Fish Rock, Fish Rock Cave presents a truely unique
experience for divers. The thrill of entering a 125 metre long cave and travelling right
through the centre of a small island is one dive that you will not want to miss.
Explore some of New South Wales' best kept secrets in the Manning Valley, a comfortable
morning's drive from Sydney (310km north) along the Pacific
The History of Tuncurry:
An online book, by Elva Carmichael of the Great Lakes Historical Society.
The name Bago Vineyards was adopted because of the vineyard's close proximity to the
Broken Bago Mountain, and Bago Bluff (pictured on the labels) is an eye-catching landmark
in the area. Located 8km south of Wauchope.
Wauchope is located on the banks of the Hastings River with a navigable channel to the
sea, via Port Macquaire, 24kms downstream. The Maria River and the Rawdon Island river
systems branching from the Hastings combined with the head waters to Mt Seaview, places
Wauchope amongst hundreds of kilometres of recreational boating and caneoing.