Research: Coffs Harbour Region

Similar to Kempsey Shire, this area is filled with beautiful beaches but also has some ‘quaint’ towns hidden away.
– Nambucca Heads is a dramatically curling headland that is intertwined by estuaries of the Nambucca River. Lonely Planet has described it as a very peaceful place and I only wish I could transport myself there now. Great for taking a leisurely stroll along the ‘prettiest’ foreshores. – Bellingen is buried in foliage on a hillside above the Belligen river. It is lively and attracts artists and hippies. Known for its gourmet cuisine (George may like to visit this place for that reason). The book Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey was based here – perhaps I should give it a read.
– Dorrigo National Park can be driven to from Bellingen along Waterfall Way past, as the name suggests, waterfalls and is a taster for what is to come in Dorrigo. It is home to over a 120 species of birds. It costs $2 to enter. A film at the entrance advises you on the best walks to take and has free wifi! It has a Skywalk viewing platform that allows you to see the valleys below and on a fine day you can see all the way to the ocean. The Wonga Walk sounds very interesting as you can go and stand behind a waterfall. It takes two hours. 
– Dorrigo itself is a ‘pretty little place’. The food and wine are on the up and the towns main attraction is Dangar Falls where you can go glacial bathing. 
– Coffs Harbour has a number of beaches and an abundance of water-based and action sport activities. Also something about a big banana…
– Woolgoolga good for a small town beach stop off and also has a temple.
– Red Rock is a small ‘sleepy village’ set between a glorious beach and fish filled river inlet. 

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