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Great Attractions in Mid-North Coast

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by Wendy (subscribe)
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Published January 11th 2013
If you would like to escape the city for a short break to re-charge and rejuvenate yourself, why not travel to mid-north coast for a different experience. You can take the plunge to climb up a tower or simply relax yourself by taking a river cruise and a leisurely walk on the beach.

1. Queens Wharf Tower

With a climb up 180 steps, you can reach the top of the 40.3m-high Queens Wharf Tower and enjoy a 360-degree view of the city and coastline. It is worth a visit.

Queens Wharf Tower
Climb the Queens Wharf Tower (40.3m high) for spectacular views of the city and coastline.


Where: Queens Wharf, Newcastle NSW

Admission: Free

2. Nobbys Beach

Nobbys Beach is one of Newcastle's popular swimming spots especially for those learning to surf. A walk on the beach leading up to the Nobbys Lighthouse is enjoyable.

Nobbys Beach with Nobby's Lighthouse at far end
Nobbys Beach with Nobbys Lighthouse at far end


Where: Nobbys Road, Newcastle East


3. Port Macquarie River Cruise on Chinese Junk Boat

Enjoy a cruise may not sound special to you. However, taking a cruise on the Chinese Junk Boat, guided by friendly and knowledgeable Captain is not something you can experience easily.

You can enjoy a two-hour trip taking in the beautiful scenery around Hastings River on this authentic Chinese Junk Boat. There are a few options which allow you to choose scenic morning tea cruises, lunch fish & chips cruises and sunset cruises. Just make sure that you check the cruise details and schedules.

Chinese Junk Boat
Chinese Junk Boat


I seized the opportunity to travel on the Junk Cruise with fish and chips provided ($27 for adults, $15 for kids aged 5-14). It's a fantastic experience to enjoy the scenery guided by informative commentary - unique and relaxing.



Where: The Cruise Terminal, Town wharf, end of Clarence Street. Port Macquarie

Enquiries, call 0409 744 270.


4. Crowdy Head Lighthouse

Head off 7 kilometres past Harrington, you'll find Crowdy Head fishing village and Lighthouse. Built in 1878 and situated high on the Headland, the Crowdy Head Lighthouse offers the best views of the Three Brothers Mountains (North, Middle, South), as well as Diamond Head. The panoramic views of the coastline and the hinterland are simply breathtaking.

Crowdy Head Lighthouse
Crowdy Head Lighthouse


The Three Brothers Mountains & the Diamond Head
The Three Brothers Mountains & the Diamond Head


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