The Mid North Coast in New South Wales encompasses Coffs Coast, Bellingen, Nambucca Valley, Macleay Valley Coast, Greater Port Macquarie, Great Lakes and Port Stephens with a population of almost 300,000.
The area is known for having some of Australia’s best beaches and is a popular spot for tourists and those looking for a sea change.
There are more than 25 national parks in the region, all with unique flora and fauna and an abundance of wildlife. Cuddle a koala, walk among butterflies, swim with dolphins or observe the birdlife. Plus you can admire the whale during their annual migration to the coast.
The region major towns include Forster, Tuncurry, Taree, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour among many others scattered down the coast. Taree, Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour are the major cities in the region with metropolitan amenities such as shopping services, attractions and public facilities.
Whilst Kempsey and Forster-Tuncurry are semi-major commercial centres. There are many other smaller towns in the area which are known tourist spots.
The region is well-serviced by public transport, particularly bus and rail services. There are three major bus lines in the region, who service different parts of the region.
The railway stations are serviced by three train lines which run north and south once a day every day.