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Things to do in Mid North Coast

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Favourite tourist icon of the Coffs coast. Play area for all with a water park, food and ice cream. A 20 min drive South of our unit.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Cafe
“Fantastic for breaky, lunch or dinner. Delicious Indonesian cuisine. Funkyn street side cafe.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Dorrigo National Park is 1 hour from Coffs Harbour, yet if feels worlds away. Visit this World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest on a day trip or school excursion, for breathtaking waterfall walks, picnic spots and excellent birdwatching.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Plaza has good variety of shops & 3 supermarkets - Woolworths & IGA (inside the mall) & ALDI (in separate building). ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Located in the heart of Port Macquarie's vibrant CBD, with views to the Hastings River, the Glasshouse impresses with innovative and stunning Performance space with an art gallery, a gift shop and meeting facilities in a contemporary seting”
  • 29 locals recommend
Bar
“Great Pizza and Pasta, dine in or take away. They also have a cute little bar :)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Entertainment
“We’re just a short stroll from Dolphin Marine Magic. Check daily showtimes before wandering down to enjoy the park’s dolphin and seal shows.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Check out the restaurants down by the jetty where you will find something for every palate.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Cafe
“Overlooking beautiful Smiths Lake, small childrens play park nearby, boat and catamaran hire. Public BBQs and amenities.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Entertainment
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“Amazing new Lake View Gallery now free to the public. Great food and spectacular terrace views of Wallis Lake. Perfect club venue inside or outside on the lawns at the lakes edge.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Beach
“The Jetty has lots of great vibes going on. There’s an upmarket great restaurant - Latitude 30 - upstairs with views over the water to the north and great menu including great seafood but slightly pricey. Downstairs, same place at the marina is Attitude Burgers or the Fishing Co-op Both great depending on your taste buds. There’s also a great house made gelato shop just near attitude burgers! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Zoo
“Fantastic small zoo. Well maintained & healthy animals. Get up close with a koala.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“This, of course, is Shelly Beach’s Sea Acres treetop cafe’. There are lots of other good places to eat, too, including a great value smorgasbord at the nearest pokies club to you. Their dining room overlooks tennis courts and the coast. An ideal spot for lunch in town is the Art Deco pub overlooking where the beach meets the river.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Has all your staples in one place, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi a range of takeaway and a local butcher.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This lookout pier is 15m high, extends out 21m & offers sweeping views of the mountains and coast.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Park Beach Plaza shopping centre has a large selection of specialty stores and food court.”
  • 21 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great Pizza and Pasta, dine in or take away. They also have a cute little bar :)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out the restaurants down by the jetty where you will find something for every palate.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best views and quality dining on the Coffs Coast. A little bit of luxury on the Mid North coast. Nothing better than a cocktail and share platter while watching the water on their deck.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Coffs Harbours true gems! Italian specialties made with locally sourced ingredients, in a cool space with outdoor tables. Head down to enjoy one of their amazing pizzas, only $10 during happy hour!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great place for coffee, breakfast and lunch. Friendly service, relaxed outdoor seating in Woolgoolga main street, 8 minutes drive south.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Food
“Our favourite place for dinner and drinks, situated over the water at Soldiers Point Marina”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Romantic dinner for two. This place is definitely a special occasion venue. Food is stunning and the service is impeccable. Definitely a great place to indulge in the local cuisine. The oysters are amazing!!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cafe
“The German-made Probat Coffee Roaster takes pride of place in the café for good reason. SUPPLY is a Coffee Roastery striving for the perfect coffee experience – an experience that ends with a cup of great coffee and begins with a better understanding of how it’s made. ”
  • 11 locals recommend

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