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Coffs Harbour,a fishing village that became a booming city yet still retains its original charm. Sub-tropical rainforests and the Solitary Islands Marine Reserve attract tourists, while other pleasures include the North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens, museums, galleries and sports from whitewater rafting to para-sailing.
Accommodation ranges from cabins on Sawtell Beach to first class resorts in coastal towns like Boambee Bay, farm stays in the Orara Valley to motels and caravan parks at Woolgoolga.