Trails and Drives

Jump in, buckle up, unfold the map and head off into the wilderness – our region is made for touring.

The smooth stretch of the Pacific Highway whisks you along the coast in comfort, but unless you take a few turn-offs and explore, you’ll miss some of the most beautiful and interesting spots. You’ll be surprised how many quiet bays and beaches there are, tucked away at the end of the roads that lead to the sea.

Inland too, there are surprises to discover – roads through green dairylands to friendly country towns, roads that wind up through rainforest to the rim of the Great Divide, roads that bring you to milestones in our rich heritage.

Here we highlight some of the great ways to tour around the region, from trails and drives to cycling and walks, these are some of the best.

Interested in some of our top driving trails for sealed, soft-roader and 4WD verhicles?  There's plenty of routes and trails including maps available in the new online guide, take a look here


Walks and Cycling

Other trails akin to the two-legged and two-wheeled kind of travelling include our great cycling routes - 18 in total, capturing Woolgoolga, Orara, Coffs Harbour, Sawtell and Bellingen.

Or,  you might want to enjoy some of our top walking trails; whether they be coastal, rainforest or hinterland, there are some beautiful places to discover. 

From the easy Coffs Creek walk to the scenic Bruxner Park trail, the four day Solitary Islands Coastal walk or two other areas worth exploring are Dorrigo National Park and Bongil Bongil National Park.

A new online guide of some of the best trails ranging from mild to wild with map links.

Take a look at 3 of our best motorcycle routes.