The Mid North Coast region is home to some of the NSWís most pristine beaches, national parks and nature reserves. Whether you enjoy surfing, hiking across natural parkland or ambling along the beach, the Mid North Coast could be the place for you. Situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, the region is known for its timber and agricultural industries. With its thriving arts and cultural scene, relaxed and inclusive lifestyle, it is little wonder why the Mid North Coast is such an attractive proposition for people seeking an improved quality of life.
Fly into the Mid North Coast region via Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie or Taree, or follow the Pacific Highway by road. Toward the southern point of the region, Taree is a major regional centre situated on the Manning River and set against a stunning backdrop of rolling hills. At Port Macquarie, swim in the pristine waters or enjoy a bushwalk. Relax into a quiet holiday in South West Rocks, or find plenty to see and do in Coffs Harbour. Explore idyllic beaches and lush national parks, and donít miss the chance to visit the iconic Big Banana for a spot of sightseeing. Explore the coastal hamlets of Crescent Head, Hat Head, South West Rocks and Nambucca Heads.
The beautiful beachside city of Coffs Harbour is a 6.5-hour drive north of Sydney. As the heart of the Coffs Coast, Coffs Harbour is well-known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere, its spectacular coastline, and its many attractions and events. The Coffs Harbour Area is perfect for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or just a tranquil solo journey. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area. Nearby Dorrigo is a nature loverís sanctuary and well worth the visit, take in absolutely breathtaking views of Dorrigo National Park at the Skywalk. The Coffs Harbour area is home to a plethora of great restaurants. Coffs Harbourís signature Jetty Strip of restaurants at the bottom end of Harbour Drive is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike. Itís one of the most popular Ďeat streetsí in the entire Coffs Harbour area due to its laid back atmosphere and proximity to the beach and harbour. With more than 20 cafes and restaurants all in the one convenient location, you are bound to find something you enjoy.
Go fishing in quiet Macksville, a perfect place to take a break from a long journey or an overnight stop.
Nambucca Heads is one of Australiaís most beautiful camping destinations. Itís pristine weather and relaxed atmosphere rejuvenates all who make their way through the area.
Sawtell is a great low-key holiday destination in the Coffs Harbour area. Tourists and locals alike enjoy relaxing by Boambee creek and the more adventurous find it a perfect spot for kayaking. Cycling is also a popular activity as there are many scenic routes between Sawtell and the greater Coffs Harbour area.
Make sure you find the time to visit Woolgoolga and itís famous architectural landmark - the Guru Nanak Sikh temple. It was built by the townís Sikh residents whose ancestors travelled to Australia during federation.
For somewhere on the more tranquil side, Urunga is one of the stateís hidden gems. It features a consistently excellent climate year-round and itís relaxed atmosphere is perfect for a getaway.
Replete with natural beauty, Bellingen promises a relaxing retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Bellingen is home to Australiaís largest regional markets which attract visitors from all around NSW.
Vibrant Port Macquarie is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean. The city also has a five-star collection of golden-sand beaches stretching from Port Macquarie Beach to Town Beach and north along the 16-km swathe of North Beach.
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