Replete in national parks, lake forests, five lake systems, 11 major rivers and more than 300km of beaches, there’s more to the Pacific Highway than the legendary Pacific Coast. Go inland and discover the beauty of the Mid North Coast hinterland.
Wind your way from the seaside villages through to the Great Lakes region to discover the largest freshwater lake system in NSW. Learn Gloucester’s gold rush history before exploring UNESCO World Heritage-listed Barrington Tops National Park. Stroll through Manning Valley’s oldest town, see the longest single drop waterfalls in the Southern Hemisphere, and visit a 200-year-old Red Bloodwood tree.
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- Myall Lakes National Park
- Barrington Tops
- Ellenborough Falls
- Old Bottle Butt tree
Day 1: Tea Gardens to Myall Lakes
1h 11m | 62.3km
Set along 1.5km of pristine lakefront, the NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park is situated in the centre of the Myall Lakes National Park. Choose from camping and caravan sites set within the gardens and on the shores of the lake, or one of the unique lakeside safari tents or a stylish villa. Facilities include a swimming pool, barbecue areas, a kiosk, and the Barefoot Café & Pizza Co, which is open from 10am to 7pm daily.
Day 2: Myall Shores to Gloucester
4hrs 27m | 212km
Bulahdelah derives from the language of Worimi Aborigines and is thought to mean 'meeting place of two rivers'. It’s surrounding forests and lakes making it easy to mooch around for the day. Fuel the car and then tummies at Cafe on Main or Myalla Magic Cafe, before heading north to visit Australia's tallest tree -- the Grandis Flooded Gum. The huge 400-year old is 76.2m in height and 11.5m in diameter.
Day 3: Gloucester to Port Macquarie
4hrs | 227km