Coffs/Mid North Accommodation, Hotels, Tours & Information

Places in Coffs/Mid North

Surfing Port Macquarie

Coffs/Mid North

For a fun beachside escape, Coffs Harbour is sure to please the whole family, offering great beaches for swimming, surfing or just relaxing. Nature lovers will enjoy the nearby World Heritage Listed Dorrigo National Park. Try the waterfall tracks for breathtaking scenery, visit the rainforest centre, and enjoy a picnic
amongst the wildlife.

The area is famous for the Big Banana but also worth a visit is Coffs Harbour Zoo and the North Coast Botanic Gardens showcasing 19 hectares of native and exotic flora. The kids will love the Pet Porpoise Pool where they may even be lucky enough to be kissed by a seal!

Another favourite holiday destination amongst families, Port Macquarie is a welcoming coastal resort city with an intriguing history. With the Hastings River on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, you can choose from river cruises, deep-sea fishing charters, scuba diving, surfing, whale watching in season, swimming or just relaxing by the soothing water.

If you’re seeking a country style getaway amidst the seclusion of state forest, then Possum Brush is for you. Just south of Taree and north-west of Forster, this area provides the perfect surrounds for a relaxing break away with horse riding, bushwalks and fishing just some of the activities on offer.

Just 15 minutes north of Forster and a three hour drive from Sydney is Diamond Beach. With a quiet village atmosphere and kilometres of golden sand this is an idyllic holiday destination for families and a perfect spot for couples seeking a romantic escape.

Pacific Palms in the Great Lakes Region is perfect for those seeking some solitude. Fishing is a popular pastime and the deserted beaches, unspoilt wilderness and crystal lakes provide the perfect environment for a relaxing beach break.

A leisurely two and a half hour drive north of Sydney is Port Stephens. A picturesque hinterland provides the perfect backdrop to the spectacular beaches with their sparkling white sand and crystal clear water. Nelson Bay is a popular choice for families with its calmer waters, while surfers will find excellent surf breaks at Stockton, One Mile and Samurai beaches.

The Port Stephens area is famous for its resident dolphins which you can observe on a day cruise or sea kayak on the bay.

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Coffs/Mid North: Activities

  • Visit the Big Banana, an iconic attraction with interactive displays
  • Walk above the Dorrigo National Park rainforest on the suspended walkway
  • See rare and endangered species at Coffs Harbour Zoo
  • Enjoy a round of golf on one of the region’s 12 courses
  • Camel ride along Lighthouse Beach in Port Macquarie
  • Explore the coastal lagoons, wild forest and lakes of Myall Lakes National Park
  • Quad bike and sand boarding at Stockton Sand Dunes in Port Stephens
  • Walk to the top of Tomaree Headland for views of Nelson Bay and the offshore islands
  • Kayak with dolphins at Nelson Bay