Earthquake shock for Coast surfers in Ecuador

TWO of the Sunshine Coast’s best young surfers were at Sydney airport yesterday, waiting for a flight to Ecuador, when they heard South America had been rocked by a violent earthquake.

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North Coast NSW

Coffs Harbour

Most famous for the giant man-made banana at the northern end of town, Coffs Harbour is one of the largest regional cities in New South Wales. Sprawling for miles up and down the coast, the area's..

Port Macquarie

Greater Port Macquarie is steeped in maritime history, and at the Maritime Museum's 3 venues you have the opportunity to relive over 100 years of heritage as each provide a variety of exhibits. ..

Port Stephens

Port Stephens boasts a wonderful collection of seaside villages dotted along the Pacific Ocean coast. It also enjoys a majestic sand dune system and picturesque hinterland, all only 3 hours from..

Shoal Bay

This coastal town occupies the southern headland of Port Stephens,flanked by Tomaree Natinal Park and has both oceon and harbour beaches.Supposedly named by Governer General Macquarie because of the..


The beautiful town of Bellingen lies in the heart of the Bellinger Valley, where natural attractions abound. The Dorrigo World Heritage National Park is one of Australia’s easiest-to-get-to..


New South Wales


Australia's oldest city is the economic powerhouse of the nation, filled with world-renowned icons, dazzling beaches and harbours, dizzying skyscrapers, an exciting nightlife and superb shopping. But..

Blue Mountains

It’s is one of the world’s great heritage listed wilderness areas, yet it’s surprisingly accessible. The Blue Mountains are just west of Sydney, but you know you’ve arrived somewhere very..

Bondi Beach

Bondi, home of Australia's oldest Life Saving Club, is popular with the locals who participate in a wealth of activities that include beach volleyball, surfing, jogging, skateboarding on the ramp..

Sydney Harbour

An essential Sydney experience.. Incorporating the harbour's islands and much of the Foreshore, Sydney Harbour National Park brims with picnic areas, bays, harbour pools and beaches to relax in. It's..

North Coast NSW

North Coast NSW is a beautiful region which stretches from just north of Sydney and the stunning Hawkesbury River regions northwards to just a few hundred kilometres short of the Queensland border. A..


Australia and the World

Australia and the world are full of exciting places just waiting to be discovered, Here are some of the best.


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