The North Coast refers to the region adjoining the Pacific Ocean in the north-eastern part of the State of New South Wales, Australia.
The North Coast region is traversed by the Pacific Highway and the North Coast Line which links Sydney to Brisbane in Queensland.
The North Coast has a mild, sub-tropical climate.
Major towns on the North Coast include Coffs Harbour,
Byron Bay, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton, Casino, Evans Head and Murwillumbah.
The region takes in the local council areas of Richmond Valley, Lismore City, Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Coffs Harbour City Council and Tweed Shire.
The Northern Rivers region is traversed by the Pacific Highway, Bruxner Highway, Summerland Way and the North Coast Line which links Sydney to Brisbane in Queensland.
The Northern Rivers
region is a district of the North Coast, being the area between the Pacific Ocean
and the eastern escarpment of the Northern Tablelands
, a district of the New England
region to the west. It includes the valleys of the Clarence River
, Richmond River
and Tweed River
. This area has a sub-tropical climate.
Smaller towns on the North Coast include:
Railway services to some locations have been suspended to some towns in this region, and considerable agricultural and industrial changes have occurred - for instance Harwood Mill
the oldest working sugar mill in northern New South Wales is one of three working mills.