The Northern Rivers region of the New South Wales Coast encompasses Byron Bay, Yamba, Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Evans Head, Iluka and Tweed Heads all the way down to Kingscliff. Along the way you can visit the huge extinct volcano of Mount Warning, the most Easterly point of Australia's mainland at the rich history of the Cape Byron Bay Lighthouse, the migrating wales off the coast of Ballina, the Ballina Naval and Maritime Museum, Victoria Park Nature Reserve, Iluka Nature Reserve and taste the iconic Yamba Prawns fresh from the sea to you.
Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and the Blue Mountains make up New South Wales' North Coast and the experiences and attractions here are as many and varied as the NSW Coast itself. Take a camel safari along the beach in Port Macquarie, swim with the dolphins at Port Stephens, marvel at the Dorrigo National Park, kayak on the Myall Lakes, watch the wales in Port Stephens, visiting the thundering Ellenborough Falls, stop for a photo and some fantastic food and educational tours at Coffs Harbour's Big Banana or fish at South West Rocks, famous for the wide range of species in the area.
Ranging from Newcastle to Stockton, Lake Macquarie, Mereweather and Blacksmiths New South Wales' Hunter Coast is renowned for its rich history, picturesque scenery and fine wining and dining. Wine tasting tours are a popular way to spend the day while Newcastle offers a range of beaches and parks for surfing, fishing, swimming and recreation. The Singleton Coalmines are also a popular place to visit as is Historic Morpeth and the Maitland Gaol. Barrington Tops are best explored by 4WD while Lake Macquarie is most enjoyable with a sailing cruise. Don't forget to check out the Stockton Sand Dunes and maybe try sand boarding.