Top things to do

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 Modern Australian in Port Macquarie

Stunned Mullet

This fresh, seaside spot is one serious dining destination. The inspired contemporary menu features classic dishes such as pork belly with seared scallops, alongside exotic listings such as Patagonian toothfish. The…
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 Italian in Coffs Harbour


Classic Italian fare is prepared in an open kitchen using produce from the best local suppliers and herbs from its own garden. Expect earthy delights like bean soup, wood-fired pizza and home-made pasta. If you're n…
Top Choice Turkish in Yamba & Angourie

Beachwood Cafe

Cookbook author Sevtap Yüce steps out of the pages to deliver her bold Turkish Flavours to the plate at this wonderful little cafe. Most of the tables are outside, where the grass verge has been commandeered for a k…
Top Choice Pizza in Mullumbimby

Milk & Honey

The wood-fire oven here turns out the best pizza in the region. Delicious combos such as pancetta, pineapple and pickled chilli or field mushroom, Parmesan and parsley are made with Byron market produce. Book ahead …
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.