The Legendary Pacific Coast

The new “Culture and Heritage Trail” highlights 30 key locations from the Central Coast to Northern Rivers embracing dazzling performance spaces to regional galleries, historic sites and interactive art studios.

From dazzling performance spaces to regional galleries and historic sites, the diversity of experiences truly offers something for everyone.

Trial Bay GaolBeginning on the beautiful Central Coast with galleries and museums. The superb natural environs of the Mid North Coast are rich with public art, annual festivals, historic features, local creations and hidden gems.

The trails also focus on directing visitors to some of the smaller towns along the route that have been bypassed with the ongoing upgrading of the Pacific Highway. They retain their character and interest and remain very much a part of the rich tapestry of this great drive

There are plenty of stops and side-trips along the way – historic sites to meander, funky art galleries to browse, craft workshops where you can get your hands dirty and dynamic performances to experience.

Experience the dramatic history of Trial Bay Gaol and admire the incredible local talent at the many galleries and studios of the Byron Shire.

There’s always something new to explore – come and discover The Legendary Pacific Coast Culture and Heritage Trail – an experience that is never the same twice.

Some highlights are

  • Henry Kendall Cottage & Historical Museum
  • Pacific Coast NSWNewcastle Museum
  • Newcastle Forte
  • Wineries of the Hunter Valley
  • The Australian Woodwork Gallery
  • Dunghutti Ngaku Aboriginal Art Gallery
  • Trial Bay Gaol
  • The Old Butter Factory
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Things To Do in Greater Port Macquarie NSW

With something for every week of the year, Greater Port Macquarie has ideas on tours and attractions in this diverse and beautiful region of NSW.

Perfect for return visitors, and families booking longer stays, the listing will challenge any notion – or whining from the kids on a grey day – that Port may be short on things to do.

“Greater Port Macquarie is far more diverse then people realise and has lots of new tours and unique things to do, especially in the hinterland,”

“When visitors come to Port they hit the beaches and relax, but research says ‘74% of them plan to explore and tour the region”

Some of the ideas include:

  • Port Macquarie Hastings Heritage Walking Tours.
  • Take a Coast and Country Trike Tour on a three-wheeler Harley.
  • Join a Pub-Ride on horse-back at Bellrowan Valley.
  • Learn about convict history and sites.

Greater Port Macquarie is a 4.5 hour’s drive north of Sydney and is serviced by regular Qantaslink, Brindabella Airlines and Virgin Blue flights.