North Coast Attractions NSW

North Coast NSW features the following locations - Port Stephens, Nelson Bay, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Blue Mountains.

Camel tour in Port Macquarie: take a camel ride along the beach near Port Macquarie and experience the landscape from a unique point of view. Safaris depart from Matthew Flinders Drive, Port Macquarie.

Swim with Dolphins at Port Stephens: Cruise around Port Stephens for a view of dolphins at play. If the boat has a net, you can even join them in the water.

Dorrigo National Park: Experience the elevated Skywalk and Walk with the Birds (500 metres return with seating provided). You can either picnic with the animals or visit the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre and the Canopy Cafe. For the more adventurous there are challenging bushwalks at Never Never picnic area.

Kayaking on the Myall Lakes: The extensive waterways of the Myall Lakes system offer an excellent range of canoeing, kayaking, sailing and other boating opportunities. The Myall River provides boat access to the lakes from Port Stephens and Bulahdelah and is suitable for most craft.

Whale Watching: Port Stephens is one of the most naturally beautiful and accessible waterways in New South Wales, Australia. Success rates are very high for seeing whales in their natural habitat.

Ellenborough Falls: The falls are an awesome sight as they plunge fall 200 metres. There is a viewing platform just a short distance from the car parking area. A timber walkway is provided for those who would like to walk to the bottom of the falls and a walking track is provided to view the falls from across the gorge.

The Big Banana: Located just north of Coffs Harbour The Big Banana is always draws a crowd with people of all ages and has been for over 30 years. 11 metres long, 5 metres high, and 2.4 metres wide, the Big Banana is has rides, educational tours and exhibitions, recreational activities, a variety of food experiences as well as several retail outlets.

Fishing at South West Rocks: South West Rocks is famous for the overlap of species in the area. It is the furthest point south for reliable access to tropical species. The blend of fish like Spanish and spotted mackerel, cobia, rainbow runner, dolphin fish and longtail tuna from the north, with the more usual marlin, yellowfin, kings and mulloway provides a heap of targets for travelling small boat anglers.

Nelson Bay: Situated in Port Stephens, Nelson Bay is an aquatic playground known as the 'dolphin capital' of Australia and boasts spectacular snorkelling and diving at Fly Point and the 'Looking Glass' off Broughton Island.