HALLIDAYS POINT Accomodation

Hallidays Point Holiday Accommodation

Mid-Coast Holiday Accommodation Centre offers a wide range of Hallidays Point holiday rentals and Hallidays Point holiday accommodation solutions to suit all tastes and budgets.

Located just 3.5 hours drive north of Sydney, the coastal area of Hallidays Point is located Midway between Taree and Forster and includes Black Head, Diamond Beach, Red Head and Tallwoods; all offering a safe and unique coastal experience for visitors and locals alike.  It’s here you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, snorkelling, horse-riding and hiking.

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Crystal Pools

Experience the natural beauty of the Crystal Pools. These secluded, crystal-clear rock pools, located around the headland at the Ocean Baths at Black Head, are a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a refreshing swim on a hot summer day, best accessed at low tide with an offshore wind.

Horse Riding

Experience the natural beauty of Hallidays Point with a local horse-riding tour. Take a journey through the stunning coastal rainforest and along the beach while enjoying the sound of the waves and the fresh sea breeze.

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Fishing

Hallidays Point is a fishing paradise, with a variety of spots that offer something for anglers of all levels. The beaches, estuaries and offshore waters are teeming with a wide range of fish species such as bream, flathead, whiting, tailor and blackfish. Whether you prefer to cast your line from the sandy shores, explore the deeper waters of the estuaries, or head out to the open sea, Hallidays Point has something for you. The rocky cliffs of Black Head, Red Head and Diamond Head are also popular spots for rock fishing, where you can reel in species like drummer, groper and luderick. Come and explore the fishing opportunities that Hallidays Point has to offer!

Whale Watching

Experience the awe-inspiring sight of migrating whales from one of the best vantage points along the Barrington Coast, the Black Head Whale Watching Platform. Standing four meters tall, the platform is purpose-built to protect the surrounding littoral rainforest while providing unbeatable views. Take a short coastal rainforest walk to reach the platform and witness the majestic beauty of these gentle giants as they migrate through the area, usually from May to October. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity—book your Hallidays Point accommodation today.

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Snorkelling

Explore the vibrant marine life of Hallidays Point with a snorkelling excursion. The area offers crystal clear waters, great marine life and beautiful coral reef in the protected bays and coves. Discover a variety of species such as tropical fish, sea turtles, rays and even the occasional seal or dolphin. Rent gear or bring your own and see our marine life up close! Snorkelling in Hallidays Point is a perfect activity for families, friends and couples looking for an adventurous way to explore the area.

Timbertown

Take a day trip out to the iconic Timbertown in Wauchope. Set in a stunning 87-acre natural forest, the re-created village brings to life the struggles and triumphs of Australia's pioneering days. Climb aboard a steam train for a journey through the picturesque forest and you’ll feel as if you’ve travelled through time. Observe skilled craftsmen as they showcase traditional timber-making techniques and get up close to feel the heat of the blacksmith's forge.

During school holidays, the History Alive program offers an interactive experience where visitors can immerse themselves in the past and take part in traditional activities such as panning for gold in the stream, horse-drawn carriage rides and much more. Even out of peak holiday periods, visitors can still experience the charm of Timbertown by travelling the village on horse-drawn carriage and observing the traditional techniques used by the blacksmiths.

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Surfing

Experience the thrill of surfing at the renowned beaches of Hallidays Point! Blackhead Beach is a top spot for surfers of all levels, offering a variety of waves and conditions to suit everyone. Whether you're a beginner looking to catch your first wave or an experienced surfer looking for a challenge, Hallidays Point beaches have something for everyone. Local surf shops and schools provide lessons and information on the best spots and conditions. So, grab your board and come hit the waves at our iconic surf beaches!

DIAMOND BEACH

Diamond Beach is a beautiful, six-kilometre-long beach in the Hallidays Point region. The beaches here are ideal for fishing, surfing or just enjoying a long coastal walk. For walking enthusiasts, there is a walking track that takes you from the southern end of Diamond Beach onto the small but pretty Shelley Beach, on Red Head. The beach is also dog and horse –riding friendly. Only 20mins from Taree and 15 mins from Forster / Tuncurry, the Diamond Beach area is fast becoming recognised as a top holiday destination for families and couples alike.

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Black Head

Featuring shady Norfolk Island Pines, perfect for picnicking and an ocean pool, for safe paddling, Black Head Beach is a multi-award-winning beach under the Keep Australia Beautiful Program, which is patrolled during summer and regarded as one of the best swimming beaches in the area. Offering an array of amenities, Black Head township has a supermarket, local cafés, a bowling club, and a surf lifesaving club.

Red Head

Red Head Beach is located at the northern end of Black Head Beach where it meets the reddish-brown headland from which it gets its namesake. A quiet beach area, Red Head is an ideal spot to start the rainforest walk which encompasses dramatic coastal views, rare tracts of littoral rainforest and extensive koala habitat - a must for nature lovers.  The walk takes in two headlands, Black Head and Red Head, and is joined by the long arc of Black Head Beach.

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Tallwoods

Tallwoods is a lovely bushland estate, which boasts a challenging 18 hole championship golf course. Conveniently located 15 mins North of Forster/Tuncurry and 20 mins south of Taree, Tallwoods offers access to the nearby coastline, including Blackhead and Diamond Beaches. A great place for both families and couples, the area is quiet, safe and friendly. 

Hallidays Point Rainforest Nature Walk

Hallidays Point Rainforest Nature Walks extend from Black Head in the south to Diamond Beach in the north. There are five scenic walks encompassing striking coastal landforms and vegetation as well as rare tracks of littoral rainforest, wetland and lagoon areas and is a must for nature lovers and keen photographers.

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Beaches & Coastline Activities

The coastal area of Hallidays Point is located Midway between Taree and Forster and includes Black Head, Diamond Beach and Red Head. Back Beach at Black Head runs for 9 miles through to the north end of Tuncurry Beach.

All beaches offer a safe and unique coastal experience for visitors and locals alike. Here you can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, surfing, snorkelling, horse-riding and rock pool exploring. 

 

Explore The Hinterland

Visit the picturesque hinterland of Gloucester and Barrington Tops region, which offer perfect day trips away from the coast. Hike to the beautiful Ellenborough Falls or vis the historic township of Stroud for a picnic and historic walk. 

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Markets & Festivals

Taking place on the first Sunday of the month, Black Head Bazaar Markets offers an extensive variety of stalls selling fresh farm picked fruit and vegetables, handmade clothing and jewellery, homemade cakes, slices and biscuits. Food and wonderful fresh roasted coffee are available.

For Music, food, craft beer, fine wine, art, family entertainment, align your holiday dates with the Lakeside Festival, in Forster Tuncurry; A brilliant not for profit event showcasing the Mid-Coast Region and Hinterlands, the Lakeside Festival embraces the local communities of The Barrington Coast.

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