Beyond the lively creative arts scene, festivals, markets and delicious dining options, adventurous travellers don’t have to look far to get their nature fix. Byron Bay’s surfing, scuba diving and sea kayaking are world class, and migrating whales are regularly seen while exploring the Cape Byron headland, Australia's most easterly point, on foot.
If you’ve got four wheels and a sense of adventure, make sure you go inland to explore the ancient rainforests of Nightcap National Park; home to Minyon Falls, a dramatic 100m single drop waterfall, plus a tonne of drop-dead gorgeous bushwalks.
Sound alright? That’s what we thought! So go on, lock in your Byron Bay campsite or cabin on GoSeeAustralia.
A road trip between Sydney and Byron Bay is a chance to encounter all of the North Coast’s gems.
Whether you’re after the calm, crystal blue coves of Port Stephens and Seal Rocks, not far from Newcastle, or long stretches of sand where the waves roll in perfect form – think Forster, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie – the region is a no-brainer for beach goers.
With at least 90 national parks and reserves, including tracts of Gondwanan rainforest, the NSW North Coast is just as spectacular from the land. Volcanic mountains cut with deep gorges and undeveloped rivers flank the region, making for some seriously dramatic touring and bushwalking routes.
And when you start craving a return to civilisation, the country towns along the North Coast are as welcoming and charming as any. Here’s a few of our top picks.
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