Mid North Coast Cultural Trail

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 Creative Communities.

So why not explore the Creative Waterfall Way as well as its many waterfalls and scenic gems.


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Waterfall Way, Coffs Coast, NSW, Australia.

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 Creative Communities. So why not explore the Creative Waterfall Way as well as its many waterfalls and scenic gems

Bustling arts scene in Sawtell

Start in the Creative Community of Sawtell which in recent years Sawtell seems to awoken from its seaside slumber to find that it’s been put on the style map. Chic cafes and a bustling arts and live music scene have taken root but roots connected to its history and sense of being different.  http://artsmidnorthcoast.com/creative_community/sawtell/#all

Hand Made Craft in Boambee

Ten minutes on the Highway south turn off at Boambee to visit Wood We Create, a gallery that highlights the natural beauty and versatility of wood – enhancing the many colours, textures and uses of timber.  http://www.woodwecreate.com.au

Recycled art at Raleigh

Once off the Highway and officially on the Waterfall Way you may want to turn off at Raleigh and visit the Bowerhouse Community Reuse Centre with its focus on recycled art. https://www.facebook.com/OurLivingCoast/photos/bowerhouse-community-reuse-centre-shopopen-830am-400pm-fridays-saturdays-and-sun/1049042285180769/

Creative Community of Bellingen

You cannot miss arriving in the Creative Community of Bellingen with the first major creative stop at the Old Butter Factory and Nexus Gallery. The n up the main street there is so much to explore. Home to a large number of people who have moved there to enjoy a laid-back and creative, artistic or alternative lifestyle, Bellingen is buzzing with markets, cafés, galleries, heritage places, festivals and events. http://artsmidnorthcoast.com/creative_community/bellingen/#all  Spend a day or even more in Bellingen before heading up the hill to start to capture those wonderful waterfalls and scenic spaces. Check out https://www.ilovebelloshire.com/    for more info on what to do while you are there

A few minutes out of Bello you will find Denwar Harps, a unique place to stop and maybe shop. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Denwar-Harps/1107095485988497

Creative Community of Dorrigo

Now begins the climb to about 1,000 metres above sea level, to arrive at the small, friendly and increasingly creative country town of Dorrigo, our third Creative Community. Today Dorrigo has become a destination in itself with a real creative buzz. From museums and galleries to a great craft market and numerous events this delightful country town is reinventing itself.http://artsmidnorthcoast.com/creative_community/dorrigo/#all

Armidale and beyond

And now it’s off to explore many many waterfalls way until you arrive in Armidale. It’s across the border from Arts Mid North Coast but there is much to offer those interested in the arts. https://www.artsnwconnect.com.au/