North Coast activities

  1. Harrington Beach State Park

    Harrington Beach State Park is situated on the New South Wales Mid North Coast and comprises lands surrounding and including the Manning River's northern entrance. The 431 hectare site stretches from Harrington to the picturesque fishing…

  2. Coffs Ambassadors Tours

    Come on a free Coffs Ambassadors Tour and discover Coffs' best kept secrets - stunning headlands, beaches, rainforests and gardens. On the 14 unique tours, you will hear about the local stories, history and wildlife of the region from fr…

  3. Botanic Walk

    Botanic walk is a great way to discover the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. You can learn the names of some unique trees and ferns on this short stroll across the Wilson River from the picnic area. Designed to bring people in close conta…

  4. Buchanan's Head

    Approximately two kilometres of straight beach south from Shelley Caves lies Buchanan’s Head, or, as most people call it, Plumbago. So that’s what they’ll call it here. It’s a grey and beautiful punctuation mark of stone on a long stretch o…

  5. Sugar Creek Trail

    Sugar Creek trail, also known as Hotel Creek track, is a short walk through lush rainforest and dense palm forest. Starting from Sugar Creek picnic area, it’s a nice hike or easy mountain bike trail that the whole family will enjoy. There …

  6. Falcorostrum Loop Walking Track

    Falcorostrum loop walking track winds its way through one of the largest stands of beech in Border Ranges National Park. The best place to see ancient Antarctic beech trees is at the highest accessible point of the park. It is at the same …

  7. The Pines Picnic Area

    The Pines picnic area in Yarriabini National Park is a relaxing spot for a family picnic. Wander along the rainforest walking track, admire Aboriginal art and relax in this tranquil forest setting. Set beneath a beautiful backdrop of tall …

  8. Wooli Beach

    Wooli is practically an island – a three kilometre long finger of land surrounded by the Pacific on one side and the glorious Wooli Wooli River on the other. And so naturally this is a beach town with saltwater in its veins. Incidentally, …

  9. Yamba Kayak

    Yamba Kayak is based in Yamba on the North Coast of NSW at the mouth of the mighty Clarence river. Yamba Kayak hires both single and double sea-kayaks which are "sit-in" rather than" sit-on" with rudder steering. Kayaks maybe hired within …

  10. World War II gun emplacements

    If you are interested in Australian military history, make sure you take the short walk along Fort Tomaree walk to Tomaree Head. The headland, part of Fort Tomaree, played an important role in Australia’s east coast defence system during Wo…

  11. Yamba Lighthouse

    Lighting the way for over 100 years, you get a beautiful view from the grassland that surrounds the Yamba lighthouse. A perfect spot for a picnic after a day at the beach or for gobbling down some local fish and chips and watching the full…

  12. Hunter Wetlands National Park

    It’s hard to believe Hunter Wetlands National Park, a haven for nature-lovers, is so close to the city of Newcastle. Pop the kids and their bikes in the car and head to Ash Island, where Riverside Park is just the spot for a picnic and easy…

  13. Catherine Hill Bay Beach

    Catherine Hill Bay is a State Heritage Listed historic mining village featuring a stunning patrolled beach, named twice as one of 'Australia's 101 Best Beaches'. Popular for swimming, surfing and fishing, the beach also features an iconic f…

  14. Calypso Fishing Adventures

    Calypso Fishing Adventures arranges fishing tours from Port Stephens on the NSW mid north coast and along the Great Barrier Reef in far north Queensland. Calypso provides a share or sole fishing charter service for all types of sport and g…

  15. The Naked Bean

    The Naked Bean is a unique restaurant showcasing local art and music. Enjoy gourmet wood fired pizzas, delicious mains, house made desserts, craft beer and a selection of wines. The Naked Bean has seen many local artists play for the first …

  16. Lake Ainsworth

    Lake Ainsworth, a tea-tree stained dunal lake, is very popular with locals and visitors. The lake is located at the northern end of Pacific Parade and is complemented by wonderful barbecue and picnic facilities. It's an exhilarating experie…

  17. Burrawan State Forest

    Burrawan State Forest is located on the New South Wales mid-north coast, near Wauchope and Port Macquarie. Burrawan State Forest is home to 'Old Bottlebutt', a grand and ancient Red Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera) tree, the biggest recorded …

  18. Fort Scratchley Historic Site

    Fort Scratchley Historic Site is a coastal fortification in Newcastle, NSW’s second-biggest city. Built in the 1800s, Fort Scratchley commands spectacular views of the ocean and entrance to Newcastle Harbour. The fort consists of a netwo…

  19. Yuraygir National Park

    Located between Yamba and Coffs Harbour, Yuraygir National park is perfect for a school excursion. Try the Yuraygir Coastal walk, or enjoy whale watching, beach camping, swimming and fishing activities. Positioned on the NSW north coast be…

  20. Norton Street Heritage Trail

    This interesting heritage trail takes in Ballina's most historic precinct - Norton Street. Norton Street began as a bustling thoroughfare and transformed into Ballina's most prestigious residential address. Gorgeous houses and buildings lin…

  21. Seaham Swamp Bird Hide

    Seaham Swamp Bird Hide is a haven for birdwatching. Visit this great Seaham attraction to see a variety of Hunter region waterfowl, both out in the swamp and sheltering in the hide. Located in a small wetland reserve adjacent to Seaham vil…