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Cape Byron Headland Reserve, Byron Bay – Australia's easternmost pointBallina, Byron and Surrounds A lush hinterland with sparkling beaches, full of natural wonders.

Views over Barrington Tops Barrington Tops Over 1,200 sq km of unspoilt wilderness, from subtropical rainforest to...

The Entrance. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast Central Coast Feeding the pelicans at The Entrance.

Serenity Bay, Emerald Beach, Coffs Coast (Photo: Coffs Coast Marketing)Coffs Coast and Surrounds The Great Dividing Range meets the sea on the Coffs Coast.

Cruickshanks Vineyards, Callatoota Estate, Wybong, Upper Hunter (Photo: P. Quirk/Wildlight) Hunter Valley World-class wines complemented by superb cuisine and boutique accommodation.

Yachts moored on Lake Macquarie (Paul Foley's Lightmoods P/L)Lake Macquarie and Surrounds A vast aquatic playground four times the size of Sydney Harbour.

Admiring the beauty of Border Ranges National Park, Northern Rivers (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Lismore and Surrounds A hidden jewel between the rainforest and the sea.

Nobbys Lighthouse and Beach, Newcastle (Photo: M. Lauder) Newcastle A vibrant cosmopolitan city perched between a working harbour and beautiful beaches.

Port Macquarie at dusk, Mid-North CoastPort Macquarie, Kempsey, Taree and Surrounds A region of national parks, surf beaches, coastline

Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens, Mid-North Coast (Photo: Hamilton Lund / Tourism NSW).Port Stephens, Forster and Surrounds Golden beaches, a picturesque bay and inlets

Fishing in the Tweed River, The Tweed. The Tweed and Surrounds An unspoilt coastline and a subtropical climate make this...

 

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Must do

Fast facts

  • Classic Aussie surf culture, World Heritage listed national parks, hinterland villages, great food and fine wine
  • From the Central Coast north of Sydney to the Queensland border

Why go there

An intriguing blend of old and new, the North Coast is where the world’s largest expanse of subtropical rainforest meets mountains forged from ancient volcanoes.

A sparkling coastline of endless beaches offers surfing, whale-watching, frolicking dolphins and flocks of seabirds. Inspiring surroundings attract creative personalities – artists, writers and musicians. Colourful local festivals brim with arts and crafts, kites, crystals and local produce.

Take a horseback tour or dine on the waterfront on fresh seafood and locally grown fruit accompanied by crisp white wine. Rich volcanic soils produce macadamia nuts, exotic fruits, aromatic coffee, tea, pure milk and excellent wine.

The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia cover more than 50 national parks and wilderness areas, from Mt Warning (where the sun first hits the Australian mainland each day) to wildlife-rich Barrington Tops.

On the North Coast, waterfalls sparkle in the sun – Ellenborough Falls is Australia’s longest single-drop waterfall.

Don’t miss

  • Tackling by 4WD the vast sand dunes of Stockton Beach, north of Newcastle.
  • Tasting fine wines and fabulous food in the Hunter Valley.
  • Scuba diving in the diverse marine world of Solitary Islands Marine Park, off the coast at Coffs Harbour.
  • Hiking through forests, thousands of years old, in World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park.
  • Enjoying the alternative vibe, local produce, drumming and dancing sessions at The Channon markets on the scenic road to Lismore.
  • Visiting historic Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks.
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    Hat Head, North Coast NSW (Photo: Don Fuchs).

 

The Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route

Legendary Pacific Coast

Head north along the Pacific Ocean coastline from Sydney through some of the most striking landscapes in NSW.

Caravan, camping and cabin holiday deals

Caravan, camping and cabin holidays

Check out great deals in holiday parks around NSW and enjoy million-dollar views from some of the State's best locations...



Areas within

Cape Byron Headland Reserve, Byron Bay – Australia's easternmost pointBallina, Byron and Surrounds A lush hinterland with sparkling beaches, full of natural wonders.

 

Views over Barrington Tops Barrington Tops Over 1,200 sq km of unspoilt wilderness, from subtropical rainforest to...

 

The Entrance. Image The Legendary Pacific Coast Central Coast Feeding the pelicans at The Entrance.

 

Serenity Bay, Emerald Beach, Coffs Coast (Photo: Coffs Coast Marketing)Coffs Coast and Surrounds The Great Dividing Range meets the sea on the Coffs Coast.

 

Cruickshanks Vineyards, Callatoota Estate, Wybong, Upper Hunter (Photo: P. Quirk/Wildlight) Hunter Valley World-class wines complemented by superb cuisine and boutique accommodation.

 

Yachts moored on Lake Macquarie (Paul Foley's Lightmoods P/L)Lake Macquarie and Surrounds A vast aquatic playground four times the size of Sydney Harbour.

 

Admiring the beauty of Border Ranges National Park, Northern Rivers (Photo: M. Newling/Tourism NSW) Lismore and Surrounds A hidden jewel between the rainforest and the sea.

 

Nobbys Lighthouse and Beach, Newcastle (Photo: M. Lauder) Newcastle A vibrant cosmopolitan city perched between a working harbour and beautiful beaches.

 

Port Macquarie at dusk, Mid-North CoastPort Macquarie, Kempsey, Taree and Surrounds A region of national parks, surf beaches, coastline

 

Tomaree National Park, Port Stephens, Mid-North Coast (Photo: Hamilton Lund / Tourism NSW).Port Stephens, Forster and Surrounds Golden beaches, a picturesque bay and inlets

 

Fishing in the Tweed River, The Tweed. The Tweed and Surrounds An unspoilt coastline and a subtropical climate make this...

 

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