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Dotted throughout the rolling green hills, mountain tops and riverside locations of the Mid North Coast are many postcard perfect villages just waiting to be discovered.

These villages and townships have a timeless serenity, each community with their own character reflecting the local landscape and heritage that provides their sense of place, but for some there is also a very obvious creative soul.

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Bellingen

-30.4522423° 152.8979566°
The riverside town of Bellingen is nestled in the heart of the green and lush Bellinger Valley between the coast and the Dorrigo Plateau on the scenic Waterfall Way, less than 30 minutes from Coffs Harbour. Home to a large number of people who enjoy a laid-back and creative, artistic or alternative lifestyle. Bellingen is buzzing with markets, cafés, galleries, festivals and events.
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Bowraville

-30.633333° 152.85°
Bowraville ( the Veranda Post town), is a town of contrasts with its wide main street lined with verandah-shaded footpaths, museums, art galleries and a treasure trove of original art and culture. It is beautifully situated within attractive farmland and mountain rainforests only 17 kilometres from Macksville.
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Dorrigo

-30.333333° 152.716667°
On the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment, about 1,000 metres above sea level, lies the small, friendly and increasingly creative country town of Dorrigo. Once upon a time the highlight was the drive there via Waterfall Way, one of Australia’s most scenic roads winding through and by the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia’s, Dorrigo National Park.
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Gladstone

-31.0175428° 152.9588416°
The quaintest little village along the Macleay River, Gladstone beckons those who love heritage, history and funky finds. With 19 beautifully preserved buildings, art galleries, specialty shops and cafes, Gladstone is a must visit while you’re in the Macleay.
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Gloucester

-32.0233309° 151.95875°
Gloucester sits in a picturesque river valley surrounded by hills at the junction of the Avon, Gloucester and Barrington rivers. Its rich heritage includes vibrant local cultural institutions, amazing local events and an emerging café society supporting local artists and live music.
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Kendall

-31.633333° 152.7°
Just as you are about to cross the picturesque Camden Haven River at the entrance to the town there is a welcome sign, “Kendall. The Poets Village” a sure clue that something creative is going on.  Indeed it has been for over 100 years.
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Sawtell

-30.3618576° 153.1025702°
The beautiful beachside town of Sawtell is located 8 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour. With its stunning beaches and nearby Bongil Bongil National Park it has long been a popular coastal village with visitors.
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South West Rocks

-30.884167° 153.040278°
The fascinating beachside township of South West Rocks is located near the mouth of the Macleay River. It has a rich heritage with its own distinctive style and creativity.
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Stroud

-32.4033913° 151.9662649°
Even getting to Stroud sounds fascinating for you exit the Pacific Highway 14 kilometres north of Raymond Terrace and take the “Thunderbolts Way”, (Bucketts Way) named after an infamous bushranger from the 1860’s.
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Woolgoolga

-30.1130375° 153.1837924°
Woolgoolga, a seaside village 25kms north of Coffs Harbour is affectionately known by locals as Woopi. For many years travellers on the Pacific Highway also knew it with the landmark Guru Nanak Sikh Temple on the hill and a distinctive Indian restaurant right on the Highway.
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