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Enchanting North Coast NSW in pictures

Ballina and its surrounds sum up the extensive beauty of this part of the country.

North Coast NSW bursts with captivating landscapes.

Sparkling waterways that include some of Australia’s best beaches, spellbinding national parks and hinterlands, and towering mountains are among the instantly alluring treats.

We’ve rounded up many magical sights, encompassing the regions of Northern Rivers, North Coast, and The Hunter as well as the Port Stephens area.

Hallidays Point is a little gem with big appeal.

Northern Rivers

Clarence River at Iluka, near Yamba. Credit: My Clarence Valley.

Tweed River and Wollumbin/Mt Warning. Credit: Destination NSW.

Yamba Ocean Pool, Yamba. Credit: My Clarence Valley.

Surfing, Ballina.

Fingal Head Beach, near Tweed Heads. Credit: Destination NSW.

Hinterland, Byron Bay. Credit: Destination NSW.

Sunrise, Wooli, south of Yamba. Credit: My Clarence Valley.

North Coast NSW

Myall Lakes National Park, near Bulahdelah. Credit: Destination NSW.

Dangar Falls, near Dorrigo. Credit: Destination NSW.

Jetty Beach, Coffs Harbour. Credit: Destination NSW.

Sea Acres National Park, near Port Macquarie. Credit: Destination NSW.

Forster Beach, Forster-Tuncurry. Credit: Destination NSW.

Smoky Cape Lighthouse, South West Rocks.

Wallingat National Park, near Bulahdelah. Credit: Rachel Dimond/Destination Barrington Coast.

Aerial of Harrington.

Ellenborough Falls. Credit: Destination Barrington Coast.

Black Head Ocean Baths, Hallidays Point.

Shelly Beach, Port Macquarie. Credit: Destination NSW.

The Hunter

Lake Macquarie.

Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin. Credit: Destination NSW.

Swansea Channel, Lake Macquarie.

Countryside, Hunter Valley. Credit: Destination NSW.

Morpeth Bridge, near Maitland. Credit: Destination NSW.

Tyrrell's Wines, Pokolbin. Credit: Destination NSW.

Port Stephens

Worimi Conservation Lands. Credit: Destination NSW.

Zenith Beach. Credit: Destination NSW.

Birubi Beach, Anna Bay.

Lemon Tree Passage. Credit: Destination NSW.

Tomaree Head Summit. Credit: Destination NSW.

Explore more of the featured regions, and the BIG4 parks within them, below: