WOVEN between the mountains and the sea, Coffs Coast is a striking tapestry of colour and paradise located half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast of NSW.

With over 101 things to do and 200 places to stay, it is the perfect post-Mardi Gras recovery destination for locals and international visitors alike.

Filled with quaint villages, World Heritage national parks, ancient and majestic mountain ranges, and 90km of clean, sandy beaches, no where else in Australia does the sub-alpine, sub-tropical and sub-marine environments all co-exist in the one place.

This means that visitors can be snorkelling or sailing in the morning and rafting on the Nymboida River through deep granite gorges in the afternoon.

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There’s also the iconic Big Banana on the edge of Coffs Harbour, the region’s central hub for visitors. Yes, it is kitsch. But at 50 years of age, this is Austra- lia’s original “Big Thing”. Having your photo taken in front of it is a tradition and a must for any visitor.

But no matter where you are along the Coffs Coast, make sure you download the Coffs Coast app.

As the go-to free mobile app, you will never have trouble organising your holiday itinerary or trying to find the top 10 things to do.

The app allows you to discover the best touring routes, the top attractions, dining hot spots and events. From mini golf to vodka tasting, skydiving to camel rides — the Coffs Coast app captures over 101 things to do — all in ranked order as voted by app users.

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It also highlights the ultimate places to stay, including apartments and villas through to holiday parks and cottages.

The geo-targeted GPS mapping tools help visitors trace all the locations and distances, while the app’s “did you know?” section offers quirky and interesting trivia on each of the featured operators.

So as you ponder how and where you’d like to recover after the glitz and glamour of Mardi Gras fades, look no further than the Coffs Coast. It’s where memories are made.

The Coffs Coast app is free from iTunes or Google Play. For further details, visit www.coffscoast.com.au

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