Summerland Coast NSW Locations
NSW Northern Rivers and Far North Coast of NSW
Alstonville | Ballina | Bangalow | Brunswick Heads | Byron Bay | Casino | Evans Head
The Gold Coast | Grafton | Kingscliff & Potsville | Kyogle | Lennox Head | Limore | Maclean | Mullumbimby | Murwillumbah | Nimbin | Tweed Heads | Woodburn & Coraki | Yamba & Iluka
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Alstonville is a charming village set amongst the fertile, green rolling hills on the plateau west of the Summerland Coast.
Its historic buildings have all the charm of yesteryear yet hold all the modern facilities and services that make this town a popular home for many.
Alstonville is also known for its rich red volcanic soil producing Avocados, Macadamia Nuts, Tropical Fruits and Coffee.
The village has a number of art and antique galleries where you can relax with a coffee.
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Ballina is a great starting point to explore the Summerland Coast NSW with the the main regional Ballina Byron Airport and offers a diverse range of affordable accommodation for a family beach holiday or a romantic adventure for two.
Ballina boasts some of the most beautiful surfing beaches and picturesque headlands on the east coast of Australia. The Richmond River and its estuaries abound with marine wildlife and for many years have remained a favourite of fishermen and water sports enthusiasts alike
Bangalow is an instantly charming country town situated in the hinterland of Summerland Coast NSW that has the added advantage of being close to beaches.
Historic shopfronts line the main street of Bangalow with contemporary restaurants and cafe's catering to the gourmet and small galleries and boutiques that transcend the experience of walking along the road.
One goes from luscious cake and latte to Japanese silk kimono to Persian carpet or other trendy objet d'art. And yet these specialties are nestled comfortably alongside the country women's shop with its old piano and homemade chutney.
These qualities make Bangalow an instantly charming country town situated in the hinterland of Summerland Coast NSW that has the added advantage of being relatively close to beaches.
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Brunswick Heads is a small unspoilt coastal village in Summerland Coast NSW, situated at the mouth of the Brunswick River.
Only 15 minutes north of Byron Bay and 30 minutes from the Gold Coast.
Accommodation abounds in Brunswick Heads with a choice of motels, caravan parks apartments and holiday houses.
Just behind the breakwater there is a safe peaceful beach To the south stretches a long a white sandy surf beach.
Byron Bay is located approximately 20kms north of the Ballina/Byron airport, and is Australia's most easterly town and is a popular spot with just about everything you can do in a coastal town.
Events such as yoga retreats, pagan gatherings, raves and music festivals, including the East Coast Blues & Roots Music Festival is based in Byron Bay.
Byron is a popular location for locals and tourists with great restaurants, nightlife, shopping, swimming, fishing, snorkeling, sailing and just about everything else you can do in a coastal town.
But best of all, you can relax and soak up some sun and enjoy the friendly atmosphere.
Casino is one of NSW's leading country centres located in Summerland Coast NSW.
With its wide open streets, Art Deco buildings, relaxed, friendly community and exciting potential economic business strategies, Casino is becoming a sought–after place to live, work and play.
Home to the Bundjalung people from ancient times, Casino was a central locus for Aboriginal culture and art, a rich history that continues today.
Located in the southern area of Summerland is a delightful, quiet coastal village making it the perfect holiday resort for those wanting to enjoy an easy-going, family orientated environment.
Evans Head really is one of the best kept secrets in the Summerland Region with a safe area for swimming in the river, suitable for young children.
Take in the panoramic views from Razorback Lookout and you will soon realise that Evans Head is set amidst not only beautiful headlands and surfing beaches but also two National Parks.
There are first class boat launching facilities too and the area boasts a reputation for excellent fishing in the estuaries and pockets along the coast.
The Gold Coast has a myriad of stunning beaches, exciting theme parks, great shopping, simulating nightlife, luxurious high rise 5 star accommodation and sophisticated restaurants.
But is a place where you can let loose and feel free, all with a smile on your lips and the sun on your cheeks. And the Gold Coast truly offers something for everyone: if beaches and an exciting nightlife aren't your thing, you can always explore the Hinterland or go on safari.
Grafton is one of Australia's most beautiful provincial cities, renowned for its Jacaranda trees and festival, graceful old buildings, sporting and cultural facilities, and its location on the banks of the Clarence River.
As the thriving commercial hub of the Clarence Valley, Grafton has a range of quality accommodation including motels, B&Bs, self-contained apartments, hotels and caravan parks.
Grafton has a 'twisty double decker bridge' one of only 2 in the world (other in China) that spans the majestic Clarence River.
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Kingscliff has a series of golden beaches cradled between headlands. There are world class surf breaks and a reef break on the southern edge.
Kingscliff has been popular with families for generations, all drawn to its relaxed holiday ambience, great cafes, uncrowded beaches, rewarding fishing and moderate climate.
Pottsville is south of Kingscliff and is a quiet coastal town and the natural surrounding beauty is spectacular with long, uninterrupted beaches, set at the mouth of a creek. You can enjoy the breath taking coastline, inland rainforests, and many sporting leisure activities the town has to offer.
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Kyogle is a popular, yet quiet and attractive country town ideally located at the base of Fairy Mountain on the upper reaches of the Richmond River and as the "Gateway to the Summerland Rainforests" provides a good base for exploring the spectacular surrounding National Parks.
The name Kyogle comes from the aboriginal word ‘Kaiou-gal’, meaning place of the plain turkey, which is a fast, long-legged running bird. However Kyogle is best known for its prize-winning dairy cows and lush farming land, indeed it was the site of the first commercial dairy of the Richmond Valley.
Lennox Head is a seaside village is situated on what has been described as the most beautiful and panoramic stretch of coastline (anywhere in NSW) between Byron Bay and Ballina and remains ever popular with beach-goers, sea-changers, and holiday-makers.
Pat Morton lookout (at the headland) offers spectacular views of the village and of Seven Mile Beach extending up towards Broken Head and on to Byron.
As well, located on the northern edge of the village is Lake Ainsworth, a freshwater lake that has distinctive tannin-stained waters from the surrounding tea trees and is in stunning contrast with the white sands of Seven Mile Beach. A truely magic safe swimming and kayaking lake.
Lismore is one of the major regional centres of Summerland on The Far North Coast of NSW, Australia. It is situated on the Wilson River which is a tributary of the Richmond River and close to Nightcap National Park.
It has a regional art gallery, a university, a college, two hospitals, an abundance of sports grounds, tennis courts, cricket pitches, gyms, horse and greyhound tracks, a speedway circuit, a memorial swimming pool and several clubs.
Lismore in Summerland here on the Far North Coast is considered to be the doorstep to some of the most significant World Heritage reserves such as Mt Warning National Park.
Maclean calls itself 'the Scottish Town in Australia'. Many of its street signs are written in Gaelic as well as English. Maclean is also well known for its river fishing and its easy access to coastal national parks and holiday resorts.
The area was originally inhabited by the Gumbaingirr or Yaygir Aboriginal peoples. Matthew Flinders landed near the mouth of the Clarence River in 1789.
Like most of the land in the Summerland region of the Far North Coast of NSW, it was originally occupied by native peoples and the Dur-ung-bil native people lived peacefully in this region.
In the 1850's it was established as a British campsite and Mullumbimby retains its Aboriginal name for this area.
Mullumbimby is situated on the junction of the three arms of the Brunswick River about 4 kilometres west of the Pacific Highway and only about a 15-20 minute drive to or from Byron Bay. It is even closer to Brunswick Heads.
Murwillumbah is framed by the awe inspiring majesty of Mt.Warning and surrounded by 5 World Heritage National Parks.
The Tweed River bisects the town and the countryside around Murwillumbah is a blend of rolling green hills punctuated with pockets of sugar cane, banana plantations, hobby farms and small village communities.
Murrwillumbah has some great examples of Art Deco architecture and boasts the award winning Tweed River Art Gallery.
With a delightful sub-tropical climate and abundant rainfall come and discover this little piece of paradise.
Nimbin is an 'alternative village' in Summerland Coast NSW, approximately 1 hour west of Byron Bay and 30 km north of Lismore and lies in beautiful countryside, surrounded by hills, forests and trees and watched over by the sacred Rocks of Nimbin.
The area is part of what is known as the 'Rainbow Region' and is culturally important to the Bundjalung Aboriginal Australians and has become a haven for Australia's counterculture in recent decades.
Tweed Heads NSW is nestled right next to the Queensland coastal village of Coolangatta.
Referred to as The Twin Towns, both destinations, make up the border between the two states.
The close vicinity of The Gold Coast Airport caters to national and international flights, making Tweed Heads a very popular destination for tourists and holiday makers.
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Woodburn is a delightful and peaceful town situated next to the Richmond Rive south of Ballina on the Pacific Highway and was known as 'maniworkan' to the local Aborigines. The riverside beach, park and picnic facilities provide the perfect spot to relax for an hour or a day while the nearby Bundjalung and Broadwater National Parks are just a short drive away.
Coraki is situated at the junction of the Richmond and Wilson Rivers – hence the Indigenous name for 'meeting of the waters'.
Coraki is the Tea Tree capital of Summerland and is centrally located to inland centres, national parks and beaches. The quiet charm and genuine hospitality of the locals is a welcome bonus. Boating and water sports abound and there is even a 9 hole golf course that would stand the test of the most demanding of golfers.
Explore the myriad of waterways, stroll the uncrowded beaches, go swimming, fishing or surfing but most of all discover Yamba's friendly hospitality all year round. All budgets are well catered for in accommodation, recreation and adventure.