Destination guide

Explore the North Coast in holiday homes to rent

The North Coast area of New South Wales is teeming with incredible wildlife, natural beauty and rich heritage. With holiday homes to rent in the North Coast, you can relax on the beach, go kayaking with dolphins, explore the striking volcanic hinterland, hike in the rainforest and enjoy fresh-caught seafood.

Things to do

Things to do near North Coast holiday homes

The North Coast has something for every type of traveller. Holiday homes are available near places like Merewether Beach, an iconic national surfing reserve in the North Coast, and Fort Scratchley, a museum and former coastal fortification used during World War II. You can also explore Dorrigo National Park, which has a skywalk over the rainforest canopy for stunning views, and The Big Banana Fun Park, an amusement park with waterslides, ice skating and laser tag.

Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near North Coast holiday homes

The North Coast is a haven for outdoor adventurers. You can bushwalk or kayak on wild rivers in the Clarence Valley, dive with nurse sharks off the South West Rocks, surf world-famous breaks along the coast, snorkel among colourful wildlife in the Solitary Islands Marine Park and kayak near whales and dolphins in Byron Bay. Whale watching is popular between May and November, and these mammals are best viewed from vantage points dotting the rugged coastline or whale-watching cruises.


Beach areas near North Coast holiday rentals

The North Coast boasts many spectacular beaches for families, couples and adventurers. Holiday homes can be found near the best beaches in the region such as Spooky Beach, a rugged beach that’s popular for surfing, and Whiting Beach, a sheltered cove with fine sand and calm waters for children to swim. You’ll also enjoy Zenith Beach, a sandy cove with clear waters, rock formations and surfing, and Birubi Beach, a tranquil beach with gentle waters and recreation areas.

Food & drink 

Sample regional cuisine in the North Coast

New South Wales has a rich food culture that boasts fresh-caught seafood, local produce and fine wines. With the multicultural influences of Asia, India and the Mediterranean and the rich bounty of the local land and sea, New South Wales has a unique culinary taste with many diverse flavours. Meals are complemented by fine wine and artisan brews from local vineyards and breweries. No matter your taste or craving, you’ll find a range of restaurants near your holiday accommodation in the North Coast to enjoy the culinary culture of New South Wales.

Family friendly

Family fun near North Coast holiday homes

The North Coast has an array of options for families to get out into nature. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the Koala Hospital, a koala sanctuary with various rescued animals, and Timbertown, a heritage theme park with thrill rides and amusements for kids. You can explore several national parks throughout the region and enjoy family picnics in the wilderness or beach reserves. Kids will also enjoy the Oakvale Wildlife Park, a zoo with native species and feeding encounters.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday accommodation in the North Coast

Couples will find plenty of opportunities for sightseeing and alone time in the North Coast. Holiday rentals are available near places like the Iluka Nature Reserve, a rainforest and nature reserve with beautiful foliage, roaring waterfalls and hiking trails, and Yuraygir National Park, a vast parkland with rivers, hiking trails and native wildlife. You could also explore the Grafton Regional Gallery, with contemporary paintings, prints and sculptures, and the Yamba Lighthouse, a historic structure that offers spectacular views of the coast.

Where to stay near North Coast?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,914 holiday rentals near North Coast. From 3,114 Houses to 279 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North Coast for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in North Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Byron Bay: 590 holiday rentals
  • Port Macquarie: 320 holiday rentals
  • Port Stephens: 1,368 holiday rentals
  • Coffs Harbour: 356 holiday rentals
  • Forster: 690 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North Coast?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in North Coast with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Byron Bay: 590 holiday homes
  • Port Macquarie: 320 holiday homes
  • Coffs Harbour: 356 holiday homes
  • Forster: 690 holiday homes
  • Kingscliff: 279 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to North Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in North Coast are:

  • Byron Bay, NSW (QYN): 1,204 holiday houses
  • Forster, NSW (FOT): 755 holiday houses
  • Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ): 512 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in North Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in North Coast. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yamba Beach: 358 holiday rentals
  • Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse: 656 holiday rentals
  • Wategos Beach: 1,203 holiday rentals
  • Guru Nanak Sikh Temple: 470 holiday rentals
  • Forster Town Beach: 765 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around North Coast

Byron Bay
590 holiday rentals
Port Macquarie
320 holiday rentals
Coffs Harbour
356 holiday rentals
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Lennox Head
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Brunswick Heads
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South West Rocks
390 holiday rentals
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Boomerang Beach
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Tweed Heads
928 holiday rentals
Seal Rocks
364 holiday rentals
Smiths Lake
385 holiday rentals
Blueys Beach
386 holiday rentals
Crescent Head
344 holiday rentals
Byron Bay Hinterland
1,589 holiday rentals