Boasting some of Australia’s best beaches, gorgeous rainforest hinterland, and bush walking and camping that’s really just as good as you’ll experience anywhere else in the country, the NSW Mid North Coast is one spectacular family holiday destination.

Easily accessible, nestled mid-way between Brisbane and Sydney arriving by road, train or air are all options for this glorious stretch of the East Coast. With everything from small towns to bigger regional centres to choose from, whether it’s action or seclusion, it’s all available at a range of price points.

Forster: The twin towns of Forster-Tuncurry offer families the option to get away in a total sea side haven to enjoy fishing, swimming, boating and beaches, kayaking, surfing, cruises, bike riding. There are also fun parks like The Big Buzz and a treetop adventure park too!

Port Macquarie Region: This stunning region of the country also includes the gorgeous beach side towns of Lake Cathie and Laurieton within its region. Lake Cathie is well renowned for its family friendly swimming, and Laurieton markets on the third Sunday of every month offer great local food and crafts. Head inland to the towns of Kendall and Wauchope to explore boutique shopping, amazing hinterland walks complete with waterfalls and rainforest beauty. Don’t forget to visit Timbertown in Wauchope too., or perhaps spend some time up on horseback with Bellrowan Horse riding tours.

Within Port Macquarie itself there’s non-stop activities, with a range of spectacular beaches, fishing, surfing, swimming, cruises and whale watching, scrumptious café’s, mini golf, water slides, visit Billabong Zoo, take in a movie, ride a camel, tours, great café’s and shows at the Glasshouse.

Coffs Harbour Region: Just a little further up the coast toward Brisbane, Coffs Harbour is a paradise all of its own. With great beaches for kids, swimming and surfing everyone in the family can hit the waves. There’s the Big Banana where you can go ice skating, toboggan riding and enjoy the water slides, or perhaps the amazing hinterland and Bellingen markets take your fancy? Cruises, boating, fishing, whale watching and the list goes on.

So if you’re looking for adventure, fun parks, bush walks, surfing, swimming, fishing, or any other great activities to get out with the kids during your next holiday, the Mid North Coast is definitely one region that has not only spectacular scenery, but a range of activities to suit all family age groups. As a big bonus, all the towns along the coast are within easy driving distance of each other, so you can explore and enjoy a range of great places, or, you can limit yourself to just one, the choice is yours. You’ll have a range of accommodation options from bush camping to 5 star resorts, so it’s really worth considering for your next family holiday.

About The Author

Loreena Walsh is the owner of Little Aussie Travellers, a website and blog inspiring families to get out and explore everything Australia has to offer. Loreena explores Australia with her husband  Matt, children Jackson, Amahli and Byron and the family Kelpie. For inspiration on making the most of your family holidays, you can get the latest updates on the website, as well as joining Little Aussie Travellers on facebook or twitter.

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  1. shazzbot

    March 17, 2014 at 5:18 pm,

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    Love the beach, what a beautifau relaxing area.

  2. jenny9761

    March 17, 2014 at 1:11 pm,

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    The area around there is very beautiful.

  3. mummy liana

    March 01, 2014 at 5:34 pm,

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    thanks for sharing was a great read

  4. yyon4699

    January 30, 2014 at 9:18 pm,

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    Another fun place to consider. Australia is such a blessed country!! Thanks for the share.

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    January 09, 2014 at 2:17 pm,

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    Sounds great – thanks for sharing

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    January 07, 2014 at 1:39 am,

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    Thanks for sharing this great article. Soulds like a great place for a family holiday

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    this looks like a very fun place :)

  8. December 31, 2013 at 7:08 pm,

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    we’ve been to coffs harbour and loved it so the other ideas sound like they could be great destinations

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    December 31, 2013 at 1:54 pm,

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    great ideas and tips .thanks

  10. meimei

    December 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm,

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    Lots of beautiful place at NSW :)

  11. December 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm,

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    this like a lovely place to see

  12. sonja_holness

    November 24, 2013 at 5:58 pm,

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    I visited Coffs Harbour as a teenager and have been wanting to take the kid there one day.

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    November 10, 2013 at 1:33 pm,

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    This place looks amazing !

  14. November 04, 2013 at 10:34 pm,

    MoM Rewards: kathryn has a diamond MoM rewards level kathryn said:

    We went through Coffs Harbour and it was lovely – only spent 2 days (one night) there but always looked forward to returning :)

  15. meimei

    October 31, 2013 at 3:56 pm,

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    A lovely place to visit for family holiday.

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