Discover Macleay

From packing up to setting up to putting the feet up. We’ve pulled together our top tips for caravaning and camping to help you relax, explore and discover all that the Macleay Valley Coast has to offer.

5 happy and healthy camper tips

Taking a short break from a busy life and stepping into the great outdoors has a range of health benefits that can leave us feeling more revitalised and relaxed.

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Surf Report 04.03.2019

Ex Tropical Cyclone Oma has turned up the swell for the Mid North Coast and we asked our local experts for the latest surf report and tips to keep you in the know. Keep safe in the surf.

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7 Tips to change the way you holiday 

Whether you’re a seasoned caravanner or setting up the tent for the first time, we’ve pulled together the best caravanning and camping tips and tricks to ensure your holiday is frustration free.

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Flight Network lists our region as a top Australian surf spot

The Macleay Valley Coast has been named by the Flight Network as one of the best surf destinations in Australia. Find out why we're one of the best places to catch a wave.

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A step back in time

From educational museums to towering monuments and hauntingly beautiful gaols sure to pique your interest, there’s plenty of historic sites waiting to tell the backstory of the Macleay region. We've done the research and pulled together a few of our favourites…

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Cafes and bakeries on the Macleay Valley Coast

From hidden spots and legendary bakeries, the Macleay Valley Coast is full of places to stop for a snack, coffee or generous meal. Here are our favourites...

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Art and culture on the coast

The Macleay Valley Coast has even more to offer than what meets the eye. It's home to a thriving arts and culture scene with an abundance of galleries and studios. Here's a few of our favourites.

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A perfect day trip – scenic drives 

From the ocean to the rainforest, why not take the time to enjoy one of the many scenic drive trails found throughout the region. Here are our top three favourite drives.

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Macleay: an angler's paradise

With a variety of beaches, rivers and more, the Macleay Valley Coast has no shortage of fishing option for the avid angler. Here's some of our local insights to make sure you can always reel in a big one.

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Surfs up! Learn to surf with the family

The sun is shining, the waves are rolling in and everyone is excited to hit the beach. If you've ever wanted to grab a board and carve up the surf, this is your chance.

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Art by the Sea - Sculpture in the Gaol

Discover art and culture on the Macleay Valley Coast as Trial Bay Gaol's grounds are transformed into an outdoor gallery, showcasing sculptures by local and regional artists and schools.

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Locals Secrets: Best National Parks on the Mid-North Coast

Macley offers some of the most pristine natural environments on the east coast of Australia. Here are our top 4 must-see national parks in the area.

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Helpful Apps for Caravanning & Camping

From communicating to capturing priceless memories, smartphone apps can help make your holiday great. Here are our favourites!

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Clean waves, long rides and hidden spots await…

With a multitude of amazing surf beaches, Crescent Head is the ultimate surfing holiday destination. Here are our top beaches in the area.

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5 best spots to dive near South West Rocks

Whether you’re an adrenaline seeker or hoping to discover an underwater world, the Macleay Valley Coast is a diving destination not to be missed.

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