North from Sydney, all the way to the Queensland border lies a strip of coast which attracts millions of people every year. North Coast New South Wales contains massive waterways both fresh and salt, catering to all types of sport and recreation making it the original Holiday Coast of Australia.
The region is known for its natural wonders, relaxed lifestyle and lots of warm sunshine. – Today’s Weather
Well served by air, train and road, you have no excuse for not being able to get here.
North from Sydney you’ll find the coastal playground of the Central Coast (Gosford, Terrigal, Woy Woy). The area is a mass of waterways from the Brisbane River to Lake Munmorah and the Tuggerah Lakes.
On the northern tip lies the largest coastal saltwater lake in the country, Lake Macquarie. Four times the size of Sydney Harbour, the towns and villages dotted around its shoreline with a population of 250,000, make up the City of Lake Macquarie.
Half an hour north of the lake is the port city of Newcastle the second most populated area in New South Wales.
The Newcastle Port Stephens Airport lies between the two towns right next to the Williamtown RAAF base. The airport shares the runway of the RAAF Base so on weekdays it is not uncommon to see the fighter aircraft practicing manouvres and test flights.
Port Stephens is a popular seaside metropolis and haven for many spectacular yachts.View from the Newcastle headland – every day you’ll find at least 100 ships anchored offshore waiting to unload in Port Newcastle