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North Coast, NSW: Your Ultimate Family Adventure Destination

Discover the endless adventure and natural beauty of New South Wales’ North Coast. From the sandy beaches and relaxed lifestyle to the abundant wildlife and amusements

Lake Macquarie Image The Legendary Pacific Coast
Lake Macquarie. Image: The Legendary Pacific Coast


Travel up The Legendary Pacific Coast route from Sydney and you will pass through some of the country’s most famous coastal destinations. From the beaches to the hinterland, from Stockton Dunes to Tweed Heads, the NSW North Coast is perfect for a family road trip, because no matter where you set up camp, there’s adventure and excitement waiting!

Fabulous South West Rock at sunrise. Image iStock
Fabulous South West Rock at sunrise. Image: iStock


You know these names … Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Hawks Nest, Forster-Tuncurry, Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Ballina, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Lismore, Yamba, Kingscliff, Murwillumbah, and many other favourite family holiday spots!

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Beaches, national parks, relaxed lifestyle, yummy fresh produce, arts and crafts, wildlife, rainforests, adventure on and off the water. On the North Coast of NSW the question is ‘what CAN’T we do here?’ … not ‘what CAN we do?’, because on the North Coast of NSW you can do just about anything!

Depending on your destination, you will discover that the North Coast has hundreds and hundreds of attractions – natural, historic, indigenous, wildlife, museums, sporting, amusements and entertainment – with enormous appeal for all ages.

At Billabong Zoo Port Macquarie. Image indsay Moller Billabong Zoo
At Billabong Zoo, Port Macquarie. Image indsay Moller / Billabong Zoo

Stay and Play - the North Coast

New South Wales is full of beaches like this one. Image Newcastle Tourism
NSW is full of beaches like this one. Image: Newcastle Tourism

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For more information on the North Coast region of NSW, including events, click here.

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