Creative Coast Cultural TrailsWelcome to the wonderful world of the Mid North Coast’s creative spirit. The region has long been recognised for nurturing the inspiring works of artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, craft artists and many more producing imaginative and award winning examples of their talent. A place where history and culture collide with creativity and innovation.


We have developed a series of Arts & Cultural Trails to help you to explore all that is on offer. Take your creative senses for a drive. Explore the highways and byways, enjoy our small towns and villages and discover the incredible talent living here. These trails reveal what we have known all along…. there is something about the landscapes and lifestyle of the Mid North Coast that brings out the very best in our creative soul.

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Annual Events

No matter when you visit the Mid North Coast or are looking for something creative to see or do you will be spoilt for choice. Every week or weekend there…

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Artist Markets

Local markets are a window into the heart of any community, particularly in the country. Here you will find lovingly made crafts, innovative art, homemade goodies, fresh local produce and…

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Food & Art

What better way to discover or buy some art, than by combining the experience with a great coffee or meal? There are an ever-growing number of cafes on the Mid…

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It is not surprising that with such an inspirational landscape and relaxed lifestyle that the Mid North Coast has become the home of many talented and respected artists. What is…

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Heritage Places Trail

The rich heritage of the Mid North Coast is found not only in the stories and collections of our museums but in our buildings and landscapes. This Trail highlights some…

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Inclusive Arts Trail

Inclusive tourism is about reducing uncertainty around what to expect from a destination or service. It’s about creating an environment where all people feel welcome and included, empowering them to…

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Indigenous Culture

The Mid North Coast covers the Worimi, Biripai, Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr Nations with an increasing number of opportunities for visitors to now experience a range of aspects of indigenous culture. As…

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Just for Kidz

There is always something on for KIdz on the Mid North Coast whether it’s after school or holiday times. You can always check our What’s On calendar for the latest…

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Major Events

Major or hallmark events bring a wide range of social, cultural and economic benefits to a region and attract a significant proportion of their visitors or participants from outside of…

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You can tell a lot about an area by what the locals have chosen to collect and keep. Tucked away in museums big and small all over the Mid North…

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Online Trails

Step back in time and watch history come alive by selecting one of our digital trails. Explore  the history and stories  of the  region by  using a smartphone, a tablet…

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Performing arts on the Mid North Coast includes all forms of dance, music, theatre and for good measure we have thrown in great film. It knows no bounds from small…

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Public Art

Art restores the soul and there is no reason why you can’t do this as you exercise the body on a gentle stroll or walk around the Mid North Coast…

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Recycled Art

Artists have always been free to create any art form out of any object or material that is available to them. Today there is an increasing interest in art that uses…

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The Creative Waterfall Way

The Waterfall Way is one of the major scenic routes of New South Wales. It is also the location of numerous creative and arts activities and three of our designated…

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The Written Word

The written word can be a powerful tool of art and creativity. The most obvious repository of such works is the extensive network of libraries throughout the region.  They reflect…

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Walk on the Cultural Side

A great way to discover an area is to set out on foot and gain a sense of place, There are a number of self guided tours you can follow…

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