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Nellies South Beach House

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

House in Boomerang Beach

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (21 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $499 p/n
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Twin Pines - luxury beach house at Seal Rocks

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

House in Seal Rocks

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (33 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Relax in  the jacuzzi while watching the ocean.
Average $334 p/n
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SEA MAGIC BEACHSIDE LUXURY

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Townhouse in Coffs Harbour

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Excellent 4.7/5 (39 reviews)
  • 12 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $190 p/n
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Yurt By Sea Accomodation Mullaway

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

House in Coffs Harbour

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (76 reviews)
  • 5 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $424 p/n
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Caseys on Lighthouse Beach - Pet Friendly

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

House in Port Macquarie

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Excellent 4.7/5 (34 reviews)
  • 12 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $159 p/n
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Acque Blu Holiday House

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

House in Smiths Lake

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (36 reviews)
  • 12 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Aerial view of beach
Average $353 p/n
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Nellies North Beach House

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

House in Boomerang Beach

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Excellent 4.5/5 (18 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
Average $163 p/n
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Sawtell Beachside on 4th

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 120 reviews

Apartment in Sawtell

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (120 reviews)
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $443 p/n
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Norma's Beach House Seal Rocks

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

House in Seal Rocks

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Excellent 4.6/5 (14 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $707 p/n
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The Lake Retreat - southern shores of Smiths Lake

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

House in Smiths Lake

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (32 reviews)
  • 18 guests
  • 7 bedrooms
  • 13 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $765 p/n
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Hideaway - Pacific Palms KIDS STAY FREE

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Farmstay in Pacific Palms

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Exceptional 5.0/5 (13 reviews)
  • 16 guests
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 11 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $548 p/n
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On The Beach - Absolute beach front with pool

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

House in Boomerang Beach

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (17 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $140 p/n
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Beach House on Windmill

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

House in Port Macquarie

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (25 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
For unforgettable yet affordable group holidays, your search is over.
Average $586 p/n
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Wallis Lakehouse, Pacific Palms

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 98 reviews

House in Pacific Palms

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (98 reviews)
  • 20 guests
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 16 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
Average $260 p/n
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Ambers Beach House - Sawtell

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

House in Sawtell

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (20 reviews)
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $270 p/n
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Shorebreak - Fabulous Beachfront Location

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

House in Bonny Hills

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (35 reviews)
  • 12 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $147 p/n
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Nobbys Beach Hideaway

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

House in Port Macquarie

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (26 reviews)
  • 9 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $409 p/n
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Clareview-Coffs Harbour

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

House in Coffs Harbour

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Excellent 4.5/5 (25 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $159 p/n
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Ocean View Cottage Spectacular Beach Views

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 98 reviews

House in Emerald Beach

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (98 reviews)
  • 5 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $290 p/n
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That Awesome Beach House

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

House in Port Macquarie

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (14 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $115 p/n
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The Purple Place Beach House

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Cottage in Wooli

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Excellent 4.7/5 (18 reviews)
  • 7 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $363 p/n
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Bluey's Beach Shack - located at Blueys Beach

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

House in Blueys Beach

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (22 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $320 p/n
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Atrium on Smiths Lake

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

House in Smiths Lake

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (13 reviews)
  • 9 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $950 p/n
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IDHLAMOYA Blueys Beach, Australia

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

House in Blueys Beach

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Exceptional 5.0/5 (28 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $1,400 p/n
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Villa Vivante private with amazing ocean views

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Villa in Coffs Harbour

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Exceptional 5.0/5 (23 reviews)
  • 11 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 5 bathrooms
Relaxing
Average $117 p/n
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Relax-N at HouseOnKalang

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

House in Urunga

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Wonderful 4.9/5 (21 reviews)
  • 5 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $127 p/n
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cosy secluded farm house - 4 mins off M1

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Farmstay in Valla Beach

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (19 reviews)
  • 9 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $141 p/n
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Nobby's Beach House -A stones throw to beach

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

House in Port Macquarie

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Excellent 4.7/5 (21 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $457 p/n
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Coffs Coast Hideaway

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

House in Coffs Harbour

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  • 10 guests
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $211 p/n
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Serenity Beach House

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

House in Crescent Head

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Excellent 4.7/5 (27 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $171 p/n
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Ripples on Smiths - A Lakeside Haven

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

House in Smiths Lake

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Excellent 4.7/5 (53 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $223 p/n
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Coffs Harbour Beach House

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

House in Coffs Harbour

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Excellent 4.4/5 (29 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 1 bathroom
Average $500 p/n
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One Mile Beach Villa

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

House in Forster

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (54 reviews)
  • 10 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 7 beds
  • 3 bathrooms
Average $493 p/n
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Luxury on Kalang - beach and lake

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

House in Lake Cathie

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  • 12 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 8 beds
  • 4 bathrooms
Average $160 p/n
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Island Views at Sapphire Pet Friendly

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 104 reviews

Apartment in Coffs Harbour

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Excellent 4.7/5 (104 reviews)
  • 2 guests
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bed
  • 1 bathroom
Average $185 p/n
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BOOMER'S BEACH HOUSE - Beach & Surf Views

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

House in Boomerang Beach

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (38 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $190 p/n
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The River House - located at Nambucca Heads

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

House in Nambucca Heads

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Wonderful 4.8/5 (59 reviews)
  • 8 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 beds
  • 2 bathrooms
Average $351 p/n
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Fran - private jetty on the canals

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

House in Port Macquarie

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Excellent 4.4/5 (16 reviews)
  • 11 guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 9 beds
  • 2 bathrooms

About North Coast

The North Coast, NSW: Where the Sea Meets the Forest

The North Coast of New South Wales is a haven for nature lovers, a retreat for families and a hotspot for action seekers. As you partake in your activities of choice, you will likely have sweeping oceanscapes on one side and lush stretches of forest on the other.

The North Coast runs from Sydney’s North to the Queensland border, offering its share of surfing hubs, national parks and coastal hikes. To take a break from outdoor action, check out Newcastle, with its emerging cafe and gallery scene.

Holiday rental options on the North Coast abound, from beachfront apartments to spacious, secluded family homes.

Beaches and Surfing on the North Coast

The North Coast is synonymous with great surfing, no matter your skill level. Experienced surfers flock to Lennox Head, which is a top Australian surf spot for pros. If you would like to learn to surf in calmer waters, sign up for a class on the shores of Newcastle, Coffs Harbour or Ballina.

The North Coast also offers family-friendly beaches. Byron Bay’s Main Beach is well-known for its white sand. This beach is patrolled throughout the summer. If you would like to spend the day away from other humans, head to the secluded stretches of sand in the Pacific Palms area. These quieter beaches are lined by lush forests, adding to the impression of isolation.

North Coast Nature Reserves and National Parks

Visit Dorrigo National Park, a World Heritage Site, to wander along boardwalks amidst age-old rainforests. Bring your binoculars to best observe the forest’s vibrant birdlife. Alternately, explore the largest stretch of undeveloped land in New South Wales when you hike through Yuraygir National Park. This coastal park showcases both forest and oceanfront scenery.

Illuka Nature Reserve is another option for rainforest strolls and birdwatching. Over 140 types of birds call the reserve home. This park also encompasses coastal and hinterland trails. By the waterfront, you will find a seashore with a rock pool. Here, children can participate in a guided tour to learn all about the species who live in the crevices.

Coastal Walks and Hikes

The North Coast is a haven for hikers, with almost endless paths lining the shore.

The most ambitious hikers can undertake the Yuraygir Coastal Park, which links Angourie and Red Rocks. Walk along 65 km of clifftops, untouched beaches and pristine coastal lakes. Hike at the edge of verdant forests and keep your eyes peeled for native species.

Similarly, the Tweed area has 37 km of untouched coastline, criss-crossed by a series of paths leading to some of the region’s best coastal views.

For shorter treks, you can try the Cape Byron Walking Track, a hike with the ocean on one side and the rainforest on the other. This walk is under 4km long and is a popular spot for whale watching.

Then, there is the Bathers Way, starring Newcastle’s beaches. The path leads to Nobbys Headland Lighthouse. Information panels along the way explain the region’s Aboriginal history and heritage.

Arts and Culture on the North Coast

Newcastle is an up-and-coming hub for the arts, with its fashionable galleries and trendy cafes. The city has a number of museums, showcasing Aboriginal art and pieces created by local talents. Newcastle is no stranger to gourmet meals, with its series of award-winning restaurants.

Meanwhile, the Lismore area is known for its artisanal markets, offering the region’s finest fresh produce and homemade crafts. Pick up just-harvested fruits and vegetables and freshly baked treats every Thursday at the Lismore Produce Market.

To meet the region’s artists, schedule in some time at the Channon Craft Market, the oldest of its kind in Australia. This market is held on the second Sunday of the month, and features plenty of art-related activities for children of all ages, as well as carnival rides.

Getting around the North Coast

It is extremely easy to get around the North Coast. A train connects the main towns between Sydney and Tweed Heads. In addition, several regional airports offer convenient connections to Australia’s major cities. If you are arriving by car from Sydney, you can take the Legendary Pacific Coast Touring Route to drive past some of the North Coast’s most beautiful scenery. 

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