Top Choice National Park in Red Rock

Yuraygir National Park

This 200-sq-km park covers the 60km stretch of coast north from Red Rock. The isolated beaches are outstanding and there are some bushwalking paths where you can view endangered coastal emus.
Top Choice Island in Coffs Harbour

Muttonbird Island

The Gumbainggir people knew this island as Giidany Miirlarl, meaning Place of the Moon. It was joined to Coffs Harbour by the northern breakwater in 1935. The walk to the top (quite steep at the end) provides sweepi…
Top Choice Beach in Coffs Harbour

Jetty Beach

This sheltered beach, with its famous jetty, is protected by a breakwater for calm swimming conditions. It's also a quick walk to nearby restaurants.
Top Choice Beach in Coffs Harbour

Park Beach

A long, lovely stretch of sand backed by dense shrubbery and sand dunes, which conceal the buildings beyond.
Top Choice Beach in Port Macquarie

Town Beach

Particularly good for surfing; patrolled in summer.
Top Choice Landmark in Port Macquarie


Port's breakwater has been transformed into a work of community guerrilla art. The elaborately painted rocks range from beautiful memorials to ‘party hard’–type inanities.
Top Choice State Park in Byron Bay

Cape Byron State Conservation Park

The views from the summit are spectacular, rewarding those who have climbed up from the Captain Cook Lookout on the Cape Byron Walking Track. Ribboning around the headland, the track dips and (mostly) soars its way …
Top Choice Viewpoint in Nambucca Heads

Captain Cook Lookout

Of the numerous viewpoints, Captain Cook Lookout, set on a high bluff, is the place to ponder the swathe of beaches, and to look out for whales during the migration season. A road here leads down to the tide pools o…
Top Choice Breakwater in Nambucca Heads


For decades residents and holidaymakers have decorated the rocks of Nambucca's breakwater with vivacious multicoloured artwork, and with notes to lovers, families and new-found friends. Visitors are encouraged to pa…
Top Choice Beach in Port Macquarie

Flynn's Beach

A patrolled beach nestled between two rocky headlands. Excellent for learner surfers.