Between the beautiful Bellinger River and the sea, about 22 km south of Coffs Harbour, here’s a place of true serenity. There’s surfing and fishing - beach, river and estuary, of course - and scenic cruises on the river. Up the track to the north you'll find Bonville International Golf Resort - voted one of the best resort courses in NSW. The experts at the Raleigh Vineyard and Winery are every ready to explain the pleasures and complexities of the local wine, and you can experience the sub-tropical hustle and bustle of Coffs Harbour, where the diversions of holiday-town glitz and glamour by day and by night between the sparkling Pacific Ocean and the banana tree-clad hills of hinterland ranges. Mind you, Coffs does have its natural retreats and there is no better place to take five than by walking the shady tracks through the sub-tropical, floral wonderland of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in the centre of the city. Inland towns such as Bellingen, Gordenville and Tallowood Point in the shadows of Dorrigo National Park also offer a tranquil contrast to the surf and fun of the coast.