North Coast

Highlights

North Coast beaches

Whether you love body-surfing or serious wave riding, swimming in safe, shallow waters or long beach walks, the beaches of the North Coast are just about perfect. This is the most accessible coastline in Australia, with national parks, nature reserves and headland lookouts.

  • Avoca Beach, Central Coast
  • Cape Byron Headland and Lighthouse

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Local areas

  • Byron Bay Area Lush hinterland, sparkling beaches, popular beach culture, great shopping and lively events calendar.
  • Clarence Coast Grafton is on the banks of Clarence River with endless outdoor adventures and great surfing beaches.
  • Coffs Harbour Area Adventure sports, world-class golf courses, art galleries, cafes and plenty of exciting events.
  • Forster & Taree Area With superb beaches, the Manning River and Great Lakes, this region is dominated by water sports.
  • Kempsey Area This historic river town is close to national parks and majestic beaches such as Crescent Head.
  • Lake Macquarie Area Linking the lake, beaches and mountains are more than 90 villages, with great surfing and heritage towns
  • Lismore Area Famous for its World Heritage-listed rainforests and national parks, alternative lifestyle and festivals
  • Newcastle Area A vibrant cosmopolitan city perched between a working harbour and beautiful beaches.
  • Port Macquarie Area The Hastings River flows into the Port Macquarie sea, national parks'region,surf beaches,coastline.
  • Port Stephens Area Golden beaches, a beautiful bay and plenty to do; surfing,kayaking, bushwalking, and dolphin-watch cruises.
  • The Tweed Area Enjoy a beautiful coastline and sub tropical climate, stunning resorts and great dining in style.