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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.


It is the wonderful combination of Bellingen’s turn-of-the-century ‘main street’ village atmosphere, rich architectural heritage, rural charm, bohemian atmosphere and thriving cosmopolitan culture that capture people’s hearts. Every café and pub you walk into seems...

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Some might think time has passed Bowraville by but this has ensured so many of the towns original buildings remain and have been reinvented as centres of arts and culture. The Gumbaynggirr have been in...

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Today Dorrigo has become a destination in itself with a real creative buzz. Four times a year the main street of this picturesque town becomes the Made in Dorrigo Market Everything at the market is of high...

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Gladstone is located 5 kilometres off the Pacific Highway, no more than ten minutes north of Kempsey.  With a fascinating history as a river town Gladstone is on one side of the Macleay River while...

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On the banks of the picturesque Camden Haven River Kendall is fondly known as “The Poets Village” with a connection to the arts going back nearly 150 years. In 1891 the village of Camden Haven...

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Sawtell’s beautiful divided main street with its majestic fig trees creates an oasis and contributes to the town’s relaxed feel. In recent years Sawtell seems to have awaken from its seaside slumber to find that...

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South West Rocks

The bustling beachside township of South West Rocks is located near the mouth of the Macleay River. It has a fascinating heritage with its own distinctive style and creativity. Here you will find the unique Trial...

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Only a twenty minute drive inland from Port Macquarie, you’ll find bustling Wauchope, a town that pulsates with creativity. Its vibrant arts scene is fueled by local talents, showcased in galleries, music venues, cafes, restaurants...

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Woolgoolga has the largest Sikh population in regional NSW and recently celebrated the opening of the first Australian Sikh Museum in 2019. As well as its rich Sikh history, the area has a much broader story to...

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