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Kyogle Council LGA is lifestyle. Visitors are attracted to
Kyogle and the surrounding villages drawn by the
spectacular natural beauty of the area that flows with
essence of the Australian rural character.
Cross the creek and discover where real coffee is
served, dine on French Cuisine with altitude on top of
Mallanganee Range, grab a picnic lunch and head out
for a day of exploration in our World Heritage
Rainforests, or leisurely recreation at Toonumbar Dam.
Begin a journey of discovery along the scenic Lions
Road and visit the historically significant Border Loop
Railway Spiral and Tunnels, or you may choose the
Touch the Country Drive visiting the villages of
Woodenbong and their now famous Yowie Country
Markets, Historic Urbenville, Uniquely Australian
Bonalbo and sample Bush Tucker surrounded by
authentic indigenous artwork and the home of the
Australian Light Horse Tabulam where you can marvel
at the longest single span wooden bridge in Australia.
Kyogle has maintained the character of its main
street, hidden behind these beautiful façades a plethora
of shops, cafés, Galleries, coffee shops and hotels offer
the visitor a uniquely Australian experience.
Cnr Summerland Way & Anzac Drive
Kyogle NSW 2474
Ph/Fax (02) 6632 2700
...will take you there!
where the views are spectacular.
Forster Beach Caravan Park is a great place to base yourself
while in the area, and be sure to precede one of your camp
dinners with some of the oysters that are farmed in Wallis Lake---
they're a speciality of the area, and definitely not to be missed.
Hold onto your hats as you hit the road to Kempsey!
Kempsey is the home of the Akubra, so you can pick up the best
caravanner's accessory---perfect for bushwalking, boating,
picnicking and sitting around the fire.
Kempsey is slightly inland from the coast, and is surrounded
by forest, farmland, and banana plantations. A drive in the region
is a great way to spend an afternoon, stopping in at Sherwood
Estate Wines, Cedar Park, Trial Bay Gaol, and the historical town
of Gladstone, whose claim to fame is that its Gladstone Hotel
has the best beer on the Macleay River.
50km north and back out on the coast, Nambucca Heads
may not have a claim on ales, but one could argue that it's one of
the prettiest towns on the coast. If you were to make a list of
elements that would make up a perfect seaside town,
Nambucca Heads would feature most of them. Hills tumbling
down to the ocean, sand dunes, rivers meeting the sea, and, of
course, those crescents of sand and sea---the beaches.
People have a ball in Nambucca Heads. From taking a dip at
one of the many great swimming spots, to bird watching,
shucking fresh oysters and taking in the local history and culture,
it's an undisputedly popular spot. Find evidence of this at the Vee
Wall, a breakwater covered with irreverent phrases and praise for
the area, written by visitors to the town.
There are plenty of great spots to stay in the Nambucca
region, including the Nambucca River Tourist Park, a lovely spot
overlooking the Nambucca region, and a place where you're
assured of peace and quiet.
The next stop to circle in your road atlas is Coffs Harbour,
and quiet is probably not a word you'd use to describe this
popular holiday resort. Fun, absolutely! Of course, you can find
some quiet spots in and around Coffs Harbour, but there are so
many activities to get involved in that you might not want to.
Along with the central coast's mandatory pastimes like water
sports, walks to stunning lookouts, and visits to a variety of lovely
beaches, Coffs Harbour offers many more activities that you
might not find anywhere else. Visit the Pet Porpoise Pool
Oceanarium, where you can shake fins with a dolphin, or even
get a kiss from one of the resident porpoises. There are
penguins, fish and other animals at the park, and feeding these
lovely creatures is very popular, especially with the kids.
Just down the road from Coffs Harbour is a working re-
creation of early gold diggings at George's Gold Mine, set in the
beautiful forest countryside. You can tour through a tunnel of the
Bayfield Gold Mine, where a vein of gold-bearing quartz glints
from within the walls.
Another unique attraction is the miniature Dutch village at the
The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour. PHOTO: HAMILTON LUND ©TOURISM NSW
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