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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Bespoke timber furniture and glorious textile crafts and paintings from local couple Pam and David Jones. Phone 6569 0826.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Funky Greek inspired local Restaurant just 1 min drive , situated near Grassy Head Beach. - New location”
  • 6 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Now renamed Yarriabini, this forest is home to Aboriginal legend, stunning native rainforest, birds and wildlife and fabulous views from the lookout. And it's right next door.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Don’t miss the spectacular views from Yarriabini lookout, where you’ll get expansive views over Macleay Valley and Trial Bay. Take the popular car touring route along Way Way Creek Road to The Pines picnic area and enjoy a peaceful picnic surrounded by vibrant green rainforest. Admire the Aboriginal artwork and learn about the significance of this area to local Aboriginal people.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous innovative Greek dishes at this restaurant, just three minutes drive from here. It's open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights as well as for lunch on Sunday. Phone 6569 7191. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Artist Julie Lenane designs beautiful jewellery from her own handmade glass beads. To view her exclusive one-off designs, phone 0448 663 009 for opening times.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Run by an enterprising local – best coffee around! Yummy bacon & egg rolls, sweet treats and light meals. Try the donuts, too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Rv Park
“At the entrance to the park is a beautiful children's play area and a sandy river beach. Cross the wooden bridge and walk for 15 minutes to reach mile after mile of unspoiled surf beaches.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Lodging
“• It's changed its name to Yarrahapinni Hotel, and is a kid-friendly place to enjoy basic good pub food at reasonable prices (try the chicken parmi).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
Point of Interest
“The Surf Club offers Sunday Sips , is a great spot to have a drink to end the week. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Amazing rainforest drive and Pines picnic area. Fantstic views from the top of Yarrahapinni Mountain”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pub
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“The Riverside Kitchen has wide range of Chinese & Australian meals on the menu as well as all you can eat buffet on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights. Their lunchtime menu is just as good including dessert & they cater for special dietary requirements such as gluten free, vegan, celiacs & vegetarian”
  • 3 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“ Being part of the state wide "Local Liquor "chain, Karen's pricing is the same as in the larger towns and cities. She also runs "weekly specials " on beer and wine with 20% to 30% off. Good spot.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Coffee Shop
“Funky Greek inspired local Restaurant just 1 min drive , situated near Grassy Head Beach. - New location”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous innovative Greek dishes at this restaurant, just three minutes drive from here. It's open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights as well as for lunch on Sunday. Phone 6569 7191. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Run by an enterprising local – best coffee around! Yummy bacon & egg rolls, sweet treats and light meals. Try the donuts, too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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