Coast Australia is very popular with travellers.
coast between Sydney
in south and the Queensland
border in north is full
of wonderful beaches known for good surf and golden sands, but there
are also some nice coastal towns and vineyards, the beautiful
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Brisbane Water and Tomaree
National Park, and some lovely beaches such as Fingal Bay, Stockton
and Bennetts Beach. In Coffs Harbour is the Big Banana, and in Port
Macquarie is Australia's oldest koala
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Visiting Sydney and haven't got the time to take yourself to Northern
East Coast Australia - NSW Coast North of Sydney
North of Sydney are Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and Sydney Northern
Beaches that get crowded with Sydney families during the school
Further north you pass the small coastal towns
Gosford and Swansea before you
come to Newcastle
– home to the popular
Aussie band Silverchair. Newcastle
also has some lovely
beaches, and if you stay
over night, there are
East Coast Australia: NSW Hunter Coast and Hunter Valley Wineries
Inland from Newcastle are the
Valley Wineries –
Australia’s oldest wine district, where you can taste some top quality
wines for free at the different vineyards’ cellar doors.
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You don’t have
to buy any, but it can be hard to resist, and most of the Hunter Valley
Wineries have outdoor picnic areas or small outdoor restaurants with
views over the vineyards, where you can enjoy a bottle with a nice
lunch. The cellar doors are open from 10am to 5pm and there are
different tours that take you around in case you need a sober driver.
Some of the places to stay
Mountain Retreat and Cedars
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Take a convinient Hunter Valley tour
Enjoy samlping wines and on a tour, you don't have to worry about
driving or how to get there and back..
East Coast Australia - NSW North Coast Beaches
North of Newcastle is the Newcastle-peoples’ getaway Port Stephens. Port
Stephens is a lovely sandy bay
with Jimmy’s Beach, Bennett’s Beach, Fingal
Bay and One Mile Beach. In
the south is Anna Bay with the amazing Stockton
a 35km-long barrier sand dune, Australia’s largest.
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East Coast Australia: Port Macquarie New South Wales and Koala Hospital
North of Port Stephens are Myall Lakes National
Park and the small towns Bulahdelah, Forster-Tuncurry, Taree
and Kew, before you get to Port
Macquarie – a friendly town with lovely
beaches, wildlife sanctuaries and a laid-back feel. North of the Port
Macquarie's town centre is the
Town Beach, and south from here are Oxleys Beach, Rocky Beach,
Flynns Beach, Nobbys Beach, Shelly Beach, Miners Beach and Lighthouse
Beach. Between Shelly Beach and Miners Beach is the Sea Acres Nature
Reserve - a pocket of coastal rainforest. South of the city
centre is the Koala Hospital
– Australia’s oldest koala hospital.
You can check the outdoor
enclosures, but if you want to get really close to koalas, there is
Billabong Koala Park about 10km
south of the town on the Pacific Highway.
East Coast Australia - Coffs Coast NSW and
the Big Banana
The next larger town north is Coffs
known for its Big Banana. Australians have always
liked to make Big Things,
so across the Australian countryside you’ll find Big Lobsters, Big
Pineapples, Big Mangoes, Big Bulls, Big Crocodiles, Big Barramundis,
you name it, there are hundreds, there is even the Big Wine Cask, the
Big Captain Cook and the Big Joint – but what is special about the Big
Banana in Coffs Harbour is that it was the first – it
has been here since the 1880s! And the Big Banana is more than just any
other Big Thing. Behind the Big Banana itself, there is banana viewing
on a skywalk, waterslides, banana plantation tours and a souvenir shop.
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East Coast Australia - Byron Bay and Byron Bay Markets
North from Coffs Harbour,
after a few small towns and Yuragir and Bundjalung
National Park is Byron Bay –
the former sleepy township that has turned into one of the most visited
South Wales, probably the
second one after Sydney.
You can see the influence
of its hippie past - modern Byron
Bay still enjoys the
alternative lifestyle with yoga classes and alternative therapies.
Byron is also known for its beaches, surf and the famous Byron
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Here are some organised
tours you can take to Byron Bay:
East Coast Australia - Byron Bay Restaurants and Byron Bay Beaches
Byron Bay's town centre is packed with surf and diving shops,
restaurants, cafes, bars and nightclubs, hotels
and backpacker hostels. East of the town centre is the
beautiful Cape Byron with its famous Cape
Byron Lighthouse, surrounded by deep blue waters
frequented by dolphins.
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East Coast Australia -
Byron Bay Beaches
North of the town centre are Belongil Beach,
Main Beach and Clarks Beach, and on Cape Byron are
the best surf beaches The Pass, Watergo’s and Little
Further out of town along the east coast are Tallow Beach
and Seven Mile Beach. You can learn to surf, kite-board, abseil, cave
mountain-bike with different companies.
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Here is an east coast Australia map
of NSW coast, where I have tagged the places
mentioned on this web page. You can click on the tags to see what
places they are, and double-click anywhere on the map to zoom it in and
see the places closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to
see the satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top
right hand corner.
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