See North Coast
You can drop into any number of cute little towns nestled away in the hills behind towns like Byron Bay or visit one of the many quaint and relaxed villages dotted all the way along the coast.
The Tweed Shire encompasses the northern most part of coastal NSW. Murwillumbah is the biggest town in the region servicing many of the smaller hinterland villages such as Uki, Burringbar & Mooball. The coastal part of the shire which includes Tweed Heads, Cabarita, Pottsville & Kingscliff is ever changing and growing as it continues to be a popular holiday destination and more and more families settle in the area.
Just south of the Tweed Shire, Byron Bay is known for it's hippie bohemian culture mixed in with a more recent influx of 'tree changers' and 'sea changers' from Sydney and Melbourne. The combination of its relaxed melting pot cultural style and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery and gorgeous hinterland & coastal villages such as Brunswick Heads, Bangalow & Mullumbimby make it a popular destination for holiday makers.
Around 30 mins south of Byron Bay, Ballina and the surrounding region is a playground for beach lovers, surfers, boaties, anglers and eco-adventurers. The area is blessed with one of the best point breaks in the country at Lennox Head and has great bio-diversity and wide variations in climate. Hinterland villages and towns include Alstonville, famous for its distinctive purple-toned tibouchinas.
Renowned for its extraordinary natural beauty, amazing cultural diversity, relaxed lifestyles and quirky charms. Lismore, situated around 45 minutes drive from the coast is a provincial city that services a number of smaller regional towns. The Channon, a little town situated around 20 minutes drive to the north is well know for its monthly weekend markets and if you drive a further 10 minutes north you will come across the hippie town of Nimbin. The area is dotted with other quaint little towns such as Clunes, Rosebank and Eltham which are all on the doorstep of several magnificent World Heritage National Parks offering visitors easy access to walking trails and magnificent sub-tropical rainforests.
The Richmond Valley stretches from Evans Head, Broadwater and Woodburn on the coast, to the world heritage rainforests and National Parks surrounding Casino and Kyogle in the north and to the wild rivers of the Upper Clarence to the west. The New Italy Museum complex, just off the Pacific Highway, showcases the history and lifestyle of some of the hardworking early settlers of the region.
Bordered by the golden beaches that fringe the sparkling Pacific to the east and the rugged highlands of the upper Clarence in the west. Grafton, one of Australia's most beautiful provincial cities and is the main service centre for the Clarence Valley. From Iluka in the north through Yamba and Maclean to Wooli, the Clarence Coast is blessed with 80 kms of spectacular coastline, pristine beaches, fabulous seafood, historic towns, the majestic Clarence River and amazing seaside accommodation.
Resting between the mountains and the sea, Coffs Coast is a breath-taking tapestry of colour and natural beauty. Well-known for its friendly, relaxed atmosphere, its spectacular coastline, and its many attractions and events.
Port Macquarie Region
Located midway between Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast of NSW. This vibrant region is surrounded by beautiful waterways - the Hastings River, canals, creeks, bays and the Pacific Ocean.
Lake Macquarie Region
Home to four beautiful patrolled beaches stretching over 10km of pristine coastline. Explore the Watagan Mountains National Park by bushwalking, horse riding or 4WDing through the lush rainforest.
Port Stephens & Newcastle
With a choice of 26 beautiful beaches, crystal clear water, gourmet restaurants, boutique shopping, whale & dolphin watching and much much more.... there's something for everyone in the Port Stephens & Newcastle Region.