Lively towns, meandering rivers, and adventure-filled rainforests are found on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Surfing beaches and rock pools line the coastline, and beautiful national parks are situated throughout the region.
Tooloom National Park affords scenic views to the Great Dividing Range and boasts the greatest diversity of macropod species of Australia. Yabbra National Park reveals Yabbra Falls while Border Ranges National Park, recognized as a biodiversity hotspot, contains rare and endangered species. Nightcap National Park presents Minyon Falls, a plunge waterfall.
Lennox National Surfing Reserve includes the world-famous Lennox Point, and Angourie National Surfing Reserve is noted for its superb breaks. Cook Island Aquatic Reserve off Tweed Heads has a range of diverse and unique species for divers and snorkelers to discover. Whale watching is also a popular pastime at Tweed Heads.
There is fun for all on the region’s coastline, ranging from visits to lighthouses to frolicking on beaches. Beach hotels and resorts provide pools, entertainment, and other amenities. Tourist caravan parks are also numerous. Big4 North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park is a popular attraction.
Farms are located in the countryside, and guests are invited to enjoy farmstays and additional amenities such as restaurants and mini golf. Wineries also celebrate the outdoors with their lush vineyards, and many welcome guests to enjoy the rolling hills and rows of vines as well as their cellar doors.
There are many tourist attractions on the Far North Coast of New South Wales. Djanbung Gardens in Nimbin is a living learnscape, permaculture education centre and demonstration farm. The Macadamia Castle and Animal Park features a mini golf course and train ride as well as many friendly animals. Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum showcases a bygone era.
Art and cultural venues are numerous. Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre in Murwillumbah offers first-rate exhibitions in a variety of media, and Mina Mina Art Gallery in Brunswick Heads showcases contemporary Aboriginal art. Bangalow Theatre Company is one of the community theatres in the region providing live entertainment. There is an abundance of recreational activities on the Far North Coast.