DNC Tools and Resources

DNC Destination Management Plan

The DNC Destination Management Plan to guide industry on priorities strategies and required actions that will drive the growth of the visitor economy at a regional level. The plan provides the foundations on which future local plans can be built and updated to provide a common vision. This document is an adaptable plan that will be reviewed annually by DNC in consultation with Destination NSW and industry stakeholders.

The Value of Tourism

Tourism snapshot

The North Coast is the number one region for tourism in regional NSW. We believe for this success to be sustained that we need to have a shared vision and understanding of the Value of Tourism to ensure that we continue to evolve the perception of the region whilst improving the visitor experience and maximising the visitor economy.

Industry Events

North Coast Tourism Symposium

The 2019 North Coast Tourism Symposium, co-hosted by Kempsey Shire Council, was held on August 1st at South West Rocks Country Club.

Bringing together more than 135 stakeholders from across the North Coast and beyond, the stimulating and packed program with the overarching theme of ‘Evolving Together’, was delivered by industry leaders and experts in sustainable and nature-based tourism, adventure and experience rich travel, cruise, education and much more.

The presentations delivered by our expert speakers are available here

2019 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards

Brought back to the region by the NSW Business Chamber, Destination NSW and Regional Tourism Awards Inc., and co-hosted by Destination North Coast and Kempsey Shire Council, the Awards ceremony and gala-dinner saw leading tourism businesses, events and visitor experience providers don their finest threads to come together to celebrate local success.

More than 150 industry representatives gathered in stunning South West Rocks to see who would take home the coveted awards and to witness the induction of two businesses into the Hall of Fame.

View all 2019 Destination North Coast Regional Tourism Award winners here.

Special thanks to Kempsey Shire Council and the South West Rocks Country Club. Thanks also to award category sponsors NSW Forestry Corporation, Family Travel, Coastbeat, Tourism Accommodation Australia and Coffs Harbour Airport.

We are most appreciative of your support in ensuring the success of the evening.

View images from the evening.

North Coast Regional Visitor Stats

North Coast regional visitors statistics are now available.

Get Connected

Get Connected is Destination NSW’s website membership program. Simple and easy to use Get Connected membership is free and is open to all tourism operators within New South Wales.

With Get Connected, Destination NSW gives you the opportunity to showcase your tourism products on Destination NSW consumer websites FREE of charge and tap into over 1.8 million potential customers a month, both domestic and international – that’s 22 million people a year who are looking for tourism products.

Details of this and other online opportunities offered by Destination NSW can be found here.

DNSW Image Library

Media and industry operators can search and download images for free from Destination NSW’s image library. The collection is constantly being updated and includes great images of city and regional destinations, experiences and events.