Mid North Coast
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May to September

Mid North Coast

New South Wales, Australia
LAST UPDATED 11/07/2008
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Hesperian: IBRA 6.1 NSW North Coast; 2007-02-6

The Mid North Coast is a country region that covers the mid to north coast of NSW. It begins at Seal Rocks (275 km north of Sydney) and extends as far north as Woolgoolga (562 km north of Sydney). The main towns in the area include Forster and Tuncurry, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, South West Rocks, Nambucca Heads and Coffs Harbour.

Situated well clear of the major population hubs, this stretch of coastline is famed for its offering of high quality waves with a suprising lack of crowd - just dont tell anyone else, okay?


Trentis: South West Rocks, Mid North Coast, NSW; 2006

Stretching from the Great Lakes in the South through to Coffs Harbour, the Mid North Coast offers a myriad of options beyond surfing for the traveller, including sailing, fishing and skiing.

The points, reefs and beach breaks offer a wealth of potential for the surfer. The general north east lie of the NSW coastline ensures that there is always a spot nearby that will receive excellent exposure to the predominant south to south easterly swell patterns that routinely bomb the coast in winter.

Crescent Head, South West Rocks and Wallabi Point are all region classics.

where to stay

Big Banana Coffs Harbour; Paulscf; 21.05.2006

The mid north coast of New South Wales is a very popular tourist destination for native Australians and foreign travellers alike. This makes it well catered for in the 'where to stay' department, the areas to check first - which also have some great surf spots - are Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie, these being the main areas and the hub of tourism in this region therefore offering the more diverse choices of accommodation.

Here you can spend as much or little as you like on your pad for the night depending on your budget. Top end you'll find a Novotel in Coffs right through to campsites and holiday parks and a Myriad of all sleeping connotations in between all up the coast.

Outside of Coffs and Port Macquarie you'll find many more smaller towns with a range of motels and backpackers that many people use to stay over on the mammoth drive from Sydney to Brisbane, or to access lesser known surf spots - which there are many of, along the coast here.

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