North Coast Events
The North Coast of NSW boasts lush hinterland, great surf beaches, and some of the most accessible coastline in Australia, and it’s the ideal setting for some of the state’s top events and festivals.
Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat provides you with the perfect base from which to explore. Should you want to see some of the local events, a longer stay would be perfect and give you a chance to really take in some of the wonderful opportunities for adventure this pristine area has to offer.
Perhaps you are looking to see something further north? Then the Treehouse Retreat is the perfect place to stop and unwind. Enhance your journey by stopping a couple of days on the way there or back or use the retreat to recharge.
The North Coast’s Events are all within reach and Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat is your gateway to a memorable getaway.
Check out just some of the fantastic annual events in the region:
Slice Of Haven
May – Laurieton
If spending a Sunday with a dollop of indulgence and a dash of quirky entices you, then don’t miss the annual food and wine festival by the river. Sample a delicious taste of food and wine from the Camden Haven region. Stallholders hailing from the hinterland to the coast present their finest produce and culinary creations. Discerning lovers of wine, beer, food and coffee will be well-satisfied with local producer’s and chef’s offerings. So bring a picnic blanket, the family and friends. Enjoy the entertainment, win prizes and be indulged.
*Above: Clayton Donovan, well-known Hatted Indigenous Chef entertained at Slice, 2016.
Tastings On The Hastings
October – Port Macquarie
Tastings on Hastings provides a feast of visual, audible and taste stimulus. Tastings represents the Mid North Coast region on many levels. It’s seaside location and riverside abundance of sub-tropical green fields which allows us to cultivate some of Australia’s finest seafood and produce.
April – Byron Bay
Australia’s premier blues and roots festival, with six stages and more than 200 performances of the best blues, roots, folk, soul and world artists. Plan to stay at Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat and put the cream on the top of your North Coast experience.
Australian Surf Festival
August – Coffs Harbour
The Australian Surfing Champion is crowned amongst complete surfing festival. The festival hosts shortboard, longboard, loggers and bodyboard along with a great range of live music, artwork, and presentations. A mobile surfing event hosted each day in the best waves on the Coffs Coast.
October – Byron Bay
Byron Bay International Film Festival is Australia’s largest regional film festival. This grassroots cinematic event connects international filmmakers with audiences on a shared journey of screen magic. Welcomes hundreds of film industry professionals including international screen legends.
Port Macquarie Ironman
May – Port Macquarie
Athletes from across Australia descend on Port Macquarie in October to compete. The ideal place to stay for the event, there are many vantage points close to Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat – the race actually passes directly by the property!
Splendour In The Grass
July – Byron Bay
Splendour is a three day music festival that boasts a massive lineup of Australian and international acts. Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat is the perfect restful stepping stone on your pilgrimage to or from Sydney.
& Writers Festival
June – Bellingen
Welcomes well-known playwrights, authors, columnists, poets and writers and covers journalism, fiction, poetry, online and digital writing, memoir and biography, and playwriting among other topics. Always quirky, interesting and entertaining in a quaint village setting.
August – Bangalow
Delighting audiences from around the country with a sublime program of chamber music, the festival features the highest calibre chamber and orchestral musicians from around the world. Nestled in the Northern NSW Hinterland, the Bangalow Music Festival is a unique experience.
Ballina Fine Wine and Food Festival
July – Ballina
Three events over three days, showcasing the best produce, products, restaurants, culinary expertise and entertainment the region has to offer, along with premium wines, craft beer, cider and spirits. Includes a ‘Flavours of Northern Rivers Gourmet Tour’.
Byron Writers Festival
August – Byron Bay
The Byron Writers Festival takes place over three days and includes everything from dinners and lunches to interviews and panel discussions, all set in the wonderful surrounds of Byron Bay. The festival attracts the cream of Australian writers, plus many international writers.
Grafton Country Music Roundup
July – Grafton
Traditional country music and bush balladry. Performers from far and wide converge on the Clarence Valley to showcase their talents. Four days filled with fair dinkum country music and entertainers. Always something on offer to get you rockin’ and entertained. Yeehaaa!
Port Macquarie Motor Mania
September – Port Macquarie
Port MotorMania Festival brings you a family weekend of cars, music and lifestyle. Rallies, dinners, rock-and-roll dancing, ‘50s music – there is plenty going on. Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat is the perfect launching pad to this celebration of cars and nostalgia.
After a long drive from Adelaide to Byron Bay then down Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat was exactly what we were hoping for. Travel accommodation expectations are not always realised on arrival when compared to brochures & website info however Treehouse Retreat & surrounds was simply beautiful. Accom is modern, functional. but most importantly one of the most peaceful places we have stayed in our many years of extensive Australian travel.Coffee shared with delightful informative owners Peter& Kerrie in the adjoining tropical nursery managed by helpful staff rounded off the whole experience Lots to see in surrounding country side, many small rest. cafes with good food good coffee.
We loved our stay at the treehouse. The treehouse in itself is very luxurious, modern and spacious. The nursery, garden and area next to the river were best entertainment for our 2 children, so much to do on the property. Peter has so many great recommendations of what to do in a 10km radius. It suits small families or couple after nature and tranquility easily. We loved our stay, it was very special and definitely the best in 5 years in Australia!!