Getting to North Coast
Explore North Coast national parks
Wherever you go on the North Coast, a national park will be close by. Discover World Heritage rainforests, visit an historic lighthouse or explore the amazing world beneath the waves at Solitary Island Marine Park, off the North Coast at Coffs Harbour.
Getting to the North Coast
When the sparkling beaches, laid-back lifestyle and lushness of the NSW North Coast hinterland beckons, it's good to know that getting here has never been easier. The long stretch of stunning coastline from Sydney to Tweed Heads is well serviced by Countrylink trains, air, coach and tours. If you're keen to self-drive, follow the Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route along the coast from Sydney to Brisbane. Byron Bay, for instance, is a nine hour drive from Sydney and about two hours' drive from Brisbane.
The major domestic airlines (Jetstar, Qantas, Rex Airlines and Virgin Australia) fly to major destinations on the North Coast. These include Newcastle, Taree, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Grafton, Lismore and Ballina. Take advantage of fly/drive packages to get out and explore the diverse regions.
Other popular destinations include Port Stephens, just a few hours' drive north of Sydney and easily accessible by daily coach from Sydney Central Station. The nearest airport is in Newcastle, 25 minutes away.
Port Macquarie is five hours' drive from Sydney or you can fly with Virgin Australia and Qantas have 2-3 flights daily.
Coffs Harbour on the Coffs Coast is about a 6.5-hour drive from Sydney. Virgin Australia and Qantas have several flights a day to Coffs while CountryLink has three trains a day from Sydney.
Travel to Byron Bay via Ballina Airport with Jetstar, Virgin Australia or Regional Express. Regular CountryLink rail services also operate to Byron.
Tweed Heads is the most northern town in NSW, easy to get to using combined rail/coach services which can be booked through CountryLink. Located between the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, it's about two hours' drive from Brisbane and minutes from Gold Coast Airport.
Byron Bay Community Market is held on the first Sunday of each month, with additional markets held on the third Sunday of December and January.Byron Community Markets are a fanfare of colour...http://www.byroncentre.com.au/markets/community-market/
Yamba Veterans Week of Golf attracts in the vicinity of 220 golfers to the district.While attending the week of golf, players avail themselves of many of the sightseeing attractions in the C...http://yambagolf.com.au/golf/tournaments/lower-clearence-veterans-week-of-golf/
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***The Grafton Relay For Life will be held at McKittrick Park, South Grafton in the Sunsmart timeslot. It will be kicking off at 3pm on Satur...http://www.relayforlife.org.au/
2km (one way) - 2 hour - Medium difficultyStarting at the picnic area by the beach, this short loop trail winds around the top of the headland, providing sweeping views of the pristine coast...http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/limeburners-creek-national-park/big-hill-rainforest-walking-track/walking
Ricardoes Tomatoes and Strawberries' farm gate grows glorious red-ripe tomatoes climbing on tall 'Jack and the Beanstalk' type vines - and sweet succulent strawberries in huge white igloo-...http://www.ricardoes.com
Combine the thrill of flying in a helicopter with breathtaking views and you've got the ultimate Port Stephens and Nelson Bay holiday experience. There is no better way to enjoy the true beauty o...http://www.skylineav.com.au/charters/portstephens
Port Venture Cruises runs the largest vessel cruising the Hastings River in Port Macquarie. She is a lovely, all-weather spacious river catamaran, with two decks or viewing levels, and plenty of space...http://www.portventure.com.au
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