Explore Pacific Palms and the Mid Coast NSW
Pacific Palms is one of nature's ultimate seaside creations. This popular holiday destination is just three hours drive north of Sydney and under two hours from Newcastle. Pacific Palms is a favourite destination on the mid-north NSW coast for couples and families alike.
Part of a spectacular region of pristine lakes, stunning beaches and magnificent National Parks, Pacific Palms is what the holidaymaker yearns for - kilometres of white beaches with squeaking sand, crystal clear water, awesome surf backed by rolling sand dunes and vast areas of unspoilt rainforest.
THINGS TO DO
THINGS TO DO
There are so many things to see and do in Pacific Palms and surrounds.
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
PLACES TO EAT & DRINK
Here you can enjoy freshly caught seafood, local eateries and cafes.
Explore Great Lakes
You can also explore the nearby Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes paradise stretches north from Tea Gardens and Hawks Nest on Port Stephens, to the tidal lakes and white sand beaches of Forster and Tuncurry. Verdant farmland, country villages and native forests enhance the Great Lakes 145 kilometres of shoreline, while the elegant town of Stroud conserves a convict-built townscape.
The Great Lakes brims with holiday adventure all year round: summertime surfing on excellent waves and swims in crystal clear rock pools and bays; wintertime kayaking on serene tidal lakes and snowballing on plateaus, just an hour's drive away; spring strolls through undisturbed flora reserves and sightings of magical dolphins and migrating whales just off the coast; autumn bushwalks through the sun-dappled rainforest; and anytime glimpses of the diverse lifestyles and cultures of a region which treasures the beauty of its wilderness. Savour freshly caught seafood, a dozen of Wallis Lake's famous oysters and a bottle of local wine.
If travelling north from Sydney or Newcastle, take the F3 Freeway north joining the Pacific Highway at Hexham. Turn right onto the Lakes Way (3km north of Bulahdelah) and follow the signs to Pacific Palms (approximately 30 minutes' drive). On the way you will pass through Bungwahl and see signs to Bulahdelah State Forest, Myall Lakes National Park, Seal Rocks, Wallingat National Park, Smiths Lake, Sandbar and Coomba.
Travelling south from Brisbane on the Pacific Highway National Route No. 1, continue past the Taree and Old Bar exits turning left onto Tuncurry Road (Tourist Drive 6). On the way you will pass through Tuncurry and Forster, see signs to Green Point and pass through Tiona, travelling approximately 15 minutes to Pacific Palms.
A daily service is provided between Sydney and Pacific Palms.
Reservations: 1800 043 263 (inside Australia only)
With this service, you will take the train to Newcastle then connect with Busways Coaches to travel to Pacific Palms.
Reservations: 132132 (inside Australia only)
Enjoying a temperate climate all year round, the area has been a popular destination for holiday makers seeking a relaxed coastal village atmosphere in an unspoilt natural environment.
There's a host of activities right on your doorstep from dolphin encounters to kayak tours, windsurfing and deep-sea fishing charters. The surf is legendary, water sports abundant and the fishing superb.
Pacific Palms is located between the Myall Lakes and Forster and includes Blueys Beach, Boomerang Beach, Elizabeth Beach, Shellys Beach, Charlotte Bay, Green Point, Smiths Lake, Tarbuck Bay, Coomba Park, Whoota, Bungwahl, Seal Rocks, Sandbar, Cellito Beach, Wallis Lake, Booti Booti National Park and Wallingat State Forest.