Discover the stunning beauty, native animals, excellent fishing and surfing heritage that make the North Coast of NSW one of the world’s top holiday destinations. Spend endless days on uncrowded beaches, swim with dolphins, indulge in incredible food and wine, explore pristine volcanic hinterland and hike through ancient rainforest. The largest saltwater lake in the southern hemisphere and more than twice the size of Sydney Harbour, Lake Macquarie is an aquatic playground. Explore by boat, kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Hike through cool rainforest, camp by majestic waterfalls and see the sun rise from ancient sea caves.