NSW Mid Coast

Encompassing popular Port Stephens just north of Newcastle, the Great Lakes around Forster Tuncurry and the beautiful towns and beaches of Greater Port Macquarie, the NSW Mid Coast is abundant with outdoor adventures and pristine coastline.

Port Stephens: Hawks Nest, Jimmys Beach

Hawks Nest and Jimmys Beach are two spectacular mid-north coast locations popular for that idyllic beach getaway. Endless pristine beaches are the perfect spot 4WDing and water enthusiasts.

Things to see and do:

  • Catch the ferry from Tea Gardens to Port Stephens
  • Climb Mount Yaccaba in Hawks Nest

Great Lakes: Forster Beach, Tuncurry, Seal Rocks

The Great Lakes region is a coastal paradise, made up of waterways, 145km of pristine coastline and amazing national parks. Long stretches of sandy white beaches highlight the townships and provide endless opportunities for classic summer activities including sailboarding, scuba diving, kite surfing, kayaking and sailing. Forster and Tuncurry, are at the entrance to Wallis Lake, and Seal Rocks is an unspoilt quiet beach town nestled in Myall Lakes National Park.

Things to see and do:

  • Visit Sugar Loaf Point Lighthouse in Seal Rocks
  • Enjoy a waterfront meal in Forster-Tuncurry

Greater Port Macquarie: Bonny Hills, North Haven

Greater Port Macquarie encapsulates stunning beaches, the Hastings River, peaceful seaside towns and a stunning rural countryside. With so many activities on offer, it’s no wonder visitors flock to this coastal region. Just 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie, lies the quaint township of Bonny Hills offering some of the best surfing beaches and fishing spots on the NSW coast and drive a further 9 minutes to discover North Haven, tucked between Laurieton and Camden Head. Here you will find a nature-lover’s utopia right on the mid-north coast of NSW – a heavenly location for creating treasured holiday memories with your nearest and dearest.

Things to see and do:

  • Visit the Koala Hospital at Macquarie Nature Reserve
  • Explore the Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
  • Admire the Hello Koalas Public Art Sculpture Trail (50 large-scale koala sculptures)
  • Head to Tacking Point Lighthouse – Australia’s 3rd oldest lighthouse
  • Experience an amazing Camel Safari at Lighthouse Beach
  • Spend a day in the bustling rural town of Wauchope
  • Explore Dooragan National Park and trek up North Brother Mountain.