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17 Feb 2020

The National Cartoon Gallery in Coffs Harbour is celebrating Elton John’s ‘Farewell Yellow Brick Road’ tour with a wonderful new exhibition; the result of a nationwide competition created in recognition of Elton John’s upcoming performances on the Coffs Coast. The competition yielded an amazing selection of entries of all things Elton Hercules John. The impressive[...]


Department of Primary Industries Shark Tagging

The DPI is currently undertaking the world’s largest shark tagging program. Not many people would welcome close contact with White Sharks (yes, the Great ones), Tiger Sharks and Bull Sharks but it’s all in a day’s work for Senior Research Scientist, Dr Paul Butcher. We caught up with “Butch” to find out more about his work, family and life on the Coffs Coast.

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It’s Valentine’s Day and you’ve not organised a thing for your beloved. That’s all well and good if your partner...

12 Feb 2020

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What's On

Discover What’s On in Byron Bay, Port Macquarie, Coffs Coast, Clarence Valley, Macleay Valley and the Barrington Coast. Forster-Tuncurry &...

25 Jul 2019

What's On

From 2018 to 2021 Port Macquarie is commemorating the town’s bicentenary in recognition of a milestone period in the region’s...

9 Apr 2019

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Explore Coffs Harbour and the Coffs Coast

The Coffs Coast is stunningly beautiful and the laid back lifestyle is sure to suit anyone’s idea of the perfect sea change in NSW. Discover the hidden gems Coffs Harbour and surrounds has to offer from the locals themselves. We provide the local insight to the area of Coffs that no other can really offer. For instance, discover the best restaurant, places to eat and cafes, from the beautiful relaxed coastal town of Sawtell to the nature-inspired village atmosphere of Bellingen.

The Coffs Coast not only offers exquisite food experiences, but it also offers many things to see and do. From the many family-friendly activities to keep the kids busy, to exploring rain forests & waterfalls and endless sightseeing adventures. To get started exploring, we have provided many local tips & guides, such as “Free things to do with Kids these Holidays” & “Coffs Coast – Great Activities & Attractions“.

Coffs Harbour and it’s surrounding areas are well known among fishing enthusiasts. With a large variety of angling locations, options and fish species, it’s the perfect place to take the family for your next fishing adventure. Additionally, not only is the fishing good in Coffs Harbour, but it has quite a few of the best surf spots on the NSW North Coast. Surfing in Coffs Harbour is a great choice for any surfer planning a trip to explore the North Coast.

Enjoy the relaxed Beachside Coastal town of Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a favourite among many tourists and it’s for good reason. This beautiful coastal town offers a wide range of activities and things to do, that both you and the kids will love.

It’s well known for its pristine surf spots, incredible fishing spots & its many historical locations. It’s safe to say, you will not run out of things to see and do while visiting Port Macquarie. Additionally, to help guide you through all of the activities and sightseeing opportunities in the area, we have many helpful guides for you to read through. If you’re looking for family-friendly activities, then “Family Fun in Port Macquarie” & “Port Macquarie School Holiday Fun” would be a great place to start.