Explore the breathtaking scenery, indigenous wildlife, outstanding fishing and surfing history that make NSW’s North Coast one of the best holiday destinations in the country. Spend countless days on uncrowded beaches, dive with dolphins, delight in delicious food and wine, discover untouched volcanic hinterland and trek through ancient forests.
It is easy to get to the North Coast by road, rail or by air. The Legendary Pacific Drive is an historic tourist road between Sydney and Tweed Heads that snakes its way past national parks and national parks as well as trendy cities, coastal hamlets and spectacular beaches.
Across other big cities, such as Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Ballina (near Byron Bay), as well as in Coolangatta, just over the QLD border, you can find airports. The rail line also operates between Sydney and Brisbane, right down the coast. Accommodation opportunities are ideal for all budgets, from camping and caravanning in beachfront tourist parks and national parks to beach houses, hotels, luxury resorts and retreats in the hinterland.
There are plenty of hotels, motels, and apartments in the entire North Coast area to fit any style and budget. A few featured highlights will be Rydges Newcastle’s popular authenticity, found between the famous Honeysuckle promenade’s waterfront boutiques, cafés, bars and eateries. Each of their crafted and well-appointed open plan suites provides luxurious furnishings and all the necessary facilities and resources required to be relaxed and to feel more at home for the length of your stay.
For a real modern, quality motel experience, Sails Motel is the perfect place. The motel has off-street parking, a sparkling pool with poolside bar, barbecue facilities and numerous outdoor entertainment areas where guests can enjoy themselves. A broad variety of room styles customized to accommodation needs. The motel offers queen, deluxe, and king single family room, and a two bedroom Suite.
The Mantra Observatory in Port Macquarie provides the versatility of apartment-style housing and the luxurious resort facilities. Accommodation is contemporary and comfortable with the option of hotel rooms, one, two or three bedroom apartment, and three bedroom penthouse.The apartments feature private balconies, air conditioning, fully fitted kitchen and laundry facilities, and huge televisions, complete with Foxtel channels.
There are surprises for backpackers and explorers here too. Stockton Beach is one of Australia ’s leading destinations, and the NRMA Stockton Beach Holiday Park is a popular delight with some well-catered facilities, forms of accommodation ranging from tent sites, caravan hook-ups to beachfront villas. With their beachfront lodging options, wake up to the sound of the ocean. Those include villas with three and two bedrooms, open villas, and locations.
Resorts will be an essential part of your North Coast trip. Ramada Resort by Wyndham Shoal Bay is truly a majestic, unbelievable sight. Overlooking beaches of white sand, clean blue waters and unspoiled national parks, it’s a picture-perfect scene fitting of a postcard. Shoal Bay is known for its breathtaking natural scenery as part of the Port Stephens coast and offers numerous water-based adventures such as fishing trips, scenic tours, dolphin cruises, whale cruises and a variety of water sports.
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort provides a complete beachfront location with stunning sea views from dining areas and is flanked by acres of wide open green spaces ideal for your next excursion. You can find fantastic lodging, leisure and relaxation bundled into one at the resort and there are a number of facilities suitable for couples and families on offer. You can choose between studio hotel rooms, beach bures with spa baths or self-contained villas with two, three and four bedrooms.
The North Coast also offers luxury like no other. It is difficult to beat Halcyon House on Cabarita Beach for both coastal views and quality indoors, where the inspiring coast-luxury interiors take center stage in this five-star resort hotel typical of Australia. With the luxury of your own deck chair and beach umbrella, feel free to sink your toes into sand. Their beach service is readily accessible to all guests at Halcyon House, and beach picnics can be organized on request, with fresh local produce.
Anyone looking for a more cotswolds-esque escape will appreciate The Anchorage in Port Stephens, a luxurious paradise where five-star luxury combines effortlessly with the deep blue waters of truly one of the most stunning ports in the world. From spacious rooms to mezzanine-style loft suites and the exclusive villa with 180 degree views of the spectacular surrounding bay, the Anchorage Hotel and Spa provides lavish, complete coastal accommodation.
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