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Screenwave International Film Festival – is all about bringing new film experience s to regional NSW audiences. The brainchild of metropolitan expat husband and wife team, Dave Horsley and Kate Howat, Screenwave has developed into a screen culture collective connecting cinephiles and movie lovers from all walks of life. At its heart is a small, dedicated team of creatives and award-wining changemakers, helping new ideas and innovations flourish in the Coffs Coast.


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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


Every Autumn, the Clarence Valley plunge Art & Cultural Festival takes a deep dive into arts of every description. plunge...

2 Apr 2019

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Explore Coffs Harbour and the Coffs Coast

The Coffs Coast’s stunning beautiful and 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 cafe’s, 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 sight seeing 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“.

Enjoy the relaxed Beach side Coastal town of Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie is a favorite among many tourists and it’s for good reason. This beautiful coastal town offers a wide range 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 sight seeing 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.