North New South Wales

Surf zone description

You can notice you're getting closer to the Gold Coast. Its becoming more busy and more lively here. However, this area is still "natural" without too much building on the sea front, good spots to surf or just to spend some time and have a BBQ on the beach.

Among the main cities in the area: Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. The former is very popular and famous worldwide. The hippy town, surf, party and all you can love.
The later is less hype but also less crowded and offers activities which are less expensive than in Byron Bay.

On your way on the coast, you'll pass nice villages and spots as Yamba, Angourie, Minnie Water and Red Rock.

Travel within the zone "North New South Wales"

The best to travel around is your own car or van. By air: Qantas serves Coffs Harbour airport from/to Sydney and Brisbane. Other alternatives are Ballina airport and Collangatta (Gold Coast) which is the largest around. Try the low costs airlines. By bus: McCafferty's/greyhound (call 13 14 99 or offers trips to/from Sydney, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Coffs Hrabour and Port Macquarie. Kirklands ( and Blanch's ( offer trips to/from smaller cities in the area. By rail: CountryLink 13 22 32 or

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Byron Bay 1
Coffs Harbour 4
Yamba 1