Holiday Coast Travel Guide
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Published by TOP4 Team
This classic Australian holiday territory: miles of excellent beaches, peaceful seaside towns, areas of pristine wilderness, and a near-perfect subtropical climate. Choose between the tranquillity of a small fishing settlement - Seal Rocks, for example - and the bustle and excitement of somewhere like Coffs Harbour. As you would expect, the accommodation choices in the area substantial, ranging from campsites in the rainforests to well-serviced caravan parks, guest houses and luxury resorts.
During the holiday season, the population of Coffs quadruples. Attractions includes the Big Banana, marking one of the area’s largest industries; the Pet Porpoise Pool, which features trained sea mammals; and Muttonbird Island, the breeding ground of thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters, which you can access via a short walk along the sea wall.
Dorrigo National Park
This World Heritage-listed park preserves rugged escarpment country and the continent’s most accessible area of temperate rainforest. There are excellent walking tracks, lookouts and picnic areas, and opportunities to see lyrebirds and brush turkeys. The popular Skywalk is an elevated walkway high above the rainforest canopy.
The ‘Murmuring Myalls’ are 10,000 ha of connected lakes protected from the South Pacific by a long line of windswept dunes. Hire a houseboat and explore the calm waters, or enjoy fishing, windsurfing or canoeing. There are 40 km of spectacular beaches and lookouts along the adjoining coast.
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