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The Tweed region in northern NSW offers a unique combination of World Heritage rainforests, rolling farmland and unspoilt beaches, nestled in the eroded caldera of the largest shield volcano in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wollumbin Mount Warning is the backdrop for rambling bushwalks, country drives, art galleries and leisurely lunches at award winning cafes and restaurants. The Tweed Coast offers a choice of quiet seaside towns and sophisticated resorts. Safe, patrolled swimming beaches are lined by vibrant retail precincts offering boutique shopping, sun-drenched cafes and award winning restaurants that serve produce grown in the rich fertile soils our region is famous for.


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Byron Bay

Escape the big buildings, the big crowds and the big rush. Byron is spoilt with its stunning
landscape and laid-back lifestyle.

Soak up the sun at Australia’s most easterly point. See turtles, dolphins and whales all while you stroll through
one of our National Parks. Byron also has world class beaches for surfing, diving, kayaking or taking a lazy stroll.

There are farmer’s markets all over the Shire every week. Byron, Mullumbimby, New Brighton, Bangalow, all have
organic and fresh local produce plus local gossip.

You will be spoilt for choice with shops and community markets offering anything from local wearable artworks,
edgy street wear, local fashion designs, hand crafted jewellery, local surfboards, health products and eclectic








With lush subtropical rainforest, 32 kilometres of pristine, sandy beaches and crystal
clear waterways, endless streams and the vast reaches of the Richmond River, the Ballina
Coast and Hinterland truly is a natural wonder.

Away from the coast, the hinterland is punctuated with the villages of Alstonville, Newrybar, Tintenbar and
Wardell. Ballina Coast and Hinterland boasts a relaxed and laid back lifestyle where long walks on bountiful
beaches such as Lennox Head, sampling regional produce and fresh seafood in award winning cafés, and lazy
days swimming, reading and basking in the sun are hard to resist. Come spend some time with us and
you’ll soon discover why visitors, sea changers and tree changers flock to this abundant destination.


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Visit the Richmond Valley and be surprised by its natural beauty.

At the centre of the northern rivers, the Richmond Valley has a diverse and rich landscape
from magnificent beaches to the agricultural hinterland.

The Richmond River winds its way through the lower-river towns and villages where
you’ll be in awe of the beauty and abundant history of the early settlement of the region.

On the coast and surrounded by nature is Evans Head, a surfers secret with all the attractions
of beach life as well as being home to the iconic F111 bomber at the Aircraft Museum.
The Richmond Valley has the lot, beach, river and bush; you’re sure to be amazed.



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The Clarence is filled with fantastic beach holidays and a relaxing lifestyle for the whole
family. Bring the kids and discover great whale watching platforms and vantage points at
Iluka, Yamba, Minnie Water and Brooms Head.

Swim in the ocean pool at Yamba’s Main Beach or swim in the green and blue freshwater pools at Angourie
with rockpools full of marine life. We have great fishing beaches and calm rivers for canoeing and kayaking.


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Lace up your boots and get set for adventure. Explore winding walking trails, scale dramatic mountain ranges and admire spectacular views, stretching toward the sparkling coastline. Shake off the pressures of daily life and head to the beach with a good book, or dive into the crystal clear waters of this coastal paradise.

Make your next holiday unforgettable by adding a NSW National Park visit to your itinerary. Immerse yourself in a wonderland of natural beauty where you can wander through ancient rainforests and stroll along golden beaches. Discover the fascinating history behind the convict-built Trial Bay Gaol during a visit to Arakoon National Park. Join a ranger guided tour and uncover the astonishing stories of this site and the people who worked here. Enjoy sweeping panoramas on a walk in Crowdy Bay National Park. Or take in a spot of bird watching at Yuraygir National Park. If you’re lucky, you might spot an endangered coastal emu.

For the perfect place to rest your head, look to NSW National Parks for a coastal campsite, a luxurious beach cabin, or even a lighthouse cottage.

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Coffs Coast is blessed with no fewer than 50 National Parks and State Forests, 84,000ha
of World Heritage area, river systems, 90 kilometres of golden sandy
beaches and a 71,000ha wide Solitary Islands Marine Park (the largest in NSW).

The region has an enviable position where mountain escarpments from the Great Dividing range reach down to
meet the sea creating some of the most stunning natural environments you will ever come across. Nowhere
else in Australia do the Sub Alpine, Sub Tropical and Sub Marine environments all present themselves
like this in the one place. We invite you to come and experience it for yourself, it’s… where memories are made.





Midway between Sydney and the Gold Coast, the Nambucca
Valley has long offered families great holiday value and the perfect
climate to relish the great outdoors.

Relive the simplicity of holidays gone by – where kids are kids – building sandcastles
on family friendly beaches, swimming in clean and uncrowded waterways and having
the freedom and space to run, to laugh and to explore. Create new family memories
when you experience all the Nambucca Valley has to offer such as surfing, fishing,
kayaking, waterskiing, bushwalking, mountain biking and so much more. Rediscover
the Nambucca, you’ll love it!

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Discover a region filled with old fashion country hospitality, pristine beaches, sub-
tropical rainforest, mountain ranges, rocky river gorges, sprawling farmland and
peaceful villages. A place where the Australian outback spirit lives on – even amidst the
bustle of the thriving North Coast.

From magnificent bushwalks through towering eucalypts and dense old growth rainforest, to snorkelling
in shallow bays teaming with marine life, there are few places in the world that offer the diversity of natural
experiences as the Macleay Valley Coast.


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Greater Port Macquarie is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations with its
relaxed vibe, variety of accommodation, diverse dining and entertainment along with
one of the best year round climates in the country. It’s easy to get here, get around,
it’s great value and you will feel right at home in flip flops or high heels.

When it comes to things to see and do, you are in expert hands. The region has a huge variety of activities,
attractions and tours for the whole family. A nature lover’s paradise, the 17 beaches, river systems,
rolling green hinterland, National Parks and coastal rainforests are just a few reasons to visit.


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Swim, surf or fish your way across our 45 kilometres of pristine coastline and
freshwater streams. Watch whales and dolphins from the historic location of the
Crowdy Head Lighthouse.

Take a stroll or drive through one of our 9 National Parks and Reserves. Some of the most popular outdoor camping
and picnic areas in NSW State Forests are located within the Manning Valley. Be amazed by
Ellenborough Falls, one of the longest single drop waterfalls in the southern hemisphere.

Explore the beautiful Manning Valley along one of our six local drives from the beaches to the bush.

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What is it that makes an amazing family holiday?

Is it location, price, weather, things to do or time together? Less than 3 hours from Sydney but a world away,
you will find the answer – The amazing Great Lakes on the NSW North Coast where it’s all about YOU!

With 145 kilometres of coastline, a mosaic of clear waterways based around the Wallis, Smiths and
Myall lakes and a hinterland ribboned by streams and rivers, the Great Lakes is water wonderland.
The Great Lakes has all you will need to create the ultimate family holiday and memories that will last a lifetime.


Barrington Tops

Gloucester and Barrington Tops
Snow Gums to Golden Sands

Takes a short detour from the golden sands of the Pacific coast to Gloucester via the Bucketts Way, one of
the state’s oldest tourist drives. Gloucester is basecamp for Barrington Tops, a World Heritage experience
with high altitude ancient rainforests, towering tree fern groves, snow gum meadows and exhilarating
mountain views. We’re famous for outdoor adventures, try white water canoeing or kayaking on pristine
rivers that provide habitat for the secretive platypus, or ride the riverside horse trails with a true bushman.
In town you’ll experience country hospitality and shopping on a relaxed main street with an extraordinary
mountain backdrop.


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NSW State Forests offer a range and quality of nature-based tourism experiences that
have something for everyone. You can pitch your tent and light a campfire, enjoy free
picnic and camping facilities, take in the views at spectacular lookouts, get a burst of
adrenaline by riding along dirt tracks on your mountain or trail bike, explore via 4WD or
bushwalking, ride your horse and even bring your dog. NSW State Forests are open all
year ‘round for you to explore, and they’re free – why not experience a forest playground



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