Just 10 minutes south from Coffs Harbour along the Link Road will lead you to the seaside village of Sawtell.  A haven of small, local shops selling everything from aboriginal art to recycled quality clothes. Shaded by massive Moreton Bay fig trees, Sawtell’s First Avenue is also packed with top-class restaurants and cafes.

Nearby is Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre, a well-sited, food-based convenience centre with plenty of parking.