Some of the most beautiful beaches on the NSW South Coast are found in Australia. The Shoalhaven 100 Beach Challenge is available for those who are interested. All beaches on the list are located within two hours of Sydney or Canberra. This is a great bucket list. The 100 hot spots range from Seven Mile Beach in the South to Depot Beach in the South. They are presented as a game and can even be categorized by groups like ‘family’ or ‘pets’.
There are many opportunities to stop along the North Coast to swim, but those who want to learn how to kayak should visit Lake Macquarie. It is a natural saltwater reservoir that provides calm waters and allows for endless rowing. Lake Mac Kayak & Bike Hire is a fully mobile company that provides kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for hire wherever they are needed.
Solitary osprey farpoint 40 is located in Coffs Harbour and is ideal for those who like to dive deeper. But this is not the only beautiful, untouched reserve of nature along the North Coast. Make sure you also include Julian Rocks near Byron Bay, Cook Island Aquatic Reserve, and Fly Point Halifax Aquatic Reserve in Port Stephens.
It’s important to pack sunscreen, as you will be spending lots of time on the sand. Mereweather Beach is near Newcastle and has bluer than the normal ocean. The surrounding rocks are dotted with swimmers who calmly swim laps and then crash and spray in a chaotic manner.
You’ll find 26 gorgeous beaches once you get to Port Stephens. Shoal Bay is well-known for its white sands as well as the abundance of koalas. Paddle-boarders and kayakers love the calm waters, making it a favorite destination. Romance-lovers will be delighted to discover the 14km stretch secluded Bennetts Beach in Hawks Nest. This stretch of sand is located between Seal Rocks (the main beach) and Yacaaba Headland (the main beach).
Bellingen is just 30-minutes from Coffs Harbour. Bellingen is often referred to as a hinterland replacement for Byron Bay. However, it has its own unique energy because of the beautiful rolling hills of the Promised Land nearby and the quaint coffee shops.
What self-respecting road-tripper could resist the fun and quirky charms of The Big Banana Fun Park? One is a museum that focuses on the wonders of (yes, you guessed right) the banana. The other is a fully-fledged theme park, ideal for young travelers looking to relax and get their feet moving. It’s both bizarre and totally amazing.