Rural Real Estate NSW - Review

NSW's Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast regions

With 65% of NSW officially declared to be in non-drought or recovery categories as of August 2020, now is a great time to buy a farm in NSW. However, this was not the case at the beginning of 2020, and the erratic nature of drought in NSW reminds us that it is important to understand the climate before you decide to buy rural real estate.

Whether you’re buying a commercial operation or lifestyle farm, you need to do your research before you buy.

Areas such as the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast of NSW are two regions of the state that traditionally have a good climate and high rainfall. Farmbuy.com takes a close look at these regions and highlights some rural properties that are currently on offer.

Northern Rivers

Situated in the North East corner of NSW, the Northern Rivers region is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east and the New England region to the west where the Great Dividing Ranges forms a mountainous boundary. At the region's northernmost point it is only 102 kilometres from Queensland's capital, Brisbane.

The region is one of the most fertile regions in Australia, largely thanks to the rivers that feed the Clarence, Tweed and Richmond valleys. It has a high average annual rainfall, getting between 1000 and 2000 millimetres every year.

The region supports a wide range of farming industries. Cropping and grazing are carried out in the flatter inland areas. There are extensive plantings of sugar cane on the coastal plains. The north of the region, between the Richmond and Tweed valleys, supports a range of subtropical fruit and vegetable crops. Agricultural industries such as  beef, bananas, dairy, vegetables and sugar cane have been established for many years, while new industries including macadamias, blueberries, coffee and plantation forests are in an expansionary phase.

Mid North Coast

Situated in the north-east of NSW, the Mid North Coast region covers the mid to north coast of the state. The region begins at Seal Rocks and extending as far north as Woolgoolga, 562 km north of Sydney. From south to north, the region's main municipalities include the twin towns of Forster and Tucurry, Taree, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, South West Rocks, Bellingen and Coffs Harbour.

The region has a subtropical climate and some of the areas have the highest average annual rainfall in NSW, ranging from 1000 to 2000 millimetres per annum with the areas surrounding Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie topping the scale. The region supports a wide range of agricultural industries including beef and dairy production, fruit, nut and vegetable growing, and floriculture.

Farmbuy.com has an excellent selection of rural real estate for sale from the Northern Rivers and Mid North Coast, so if you're looking for acreage in these regions you should definitely consider the properties below. 


Newrybar, NSW
The Best of Byron

It doesn't get better than this! Positioned on acres of rare coastal escarpment, this idyllic sanctuary offers complete privacy and seclusion, yet is blessed with stunning, ocean views. You might even call this the top of the world or even paradise.

At the top of the picturesque Byron escarpment amongst approximately 6.8 acres of tropical gardens and manicured lawns is this magnificent mountain setting. Its position offers 360 degree ocean and hinterland views across the valley from Broken Head to Lennox Head.

You enter the estate via an elegant tree-lined drive, past the stables, a horse arena and a large outcrop of native trees before leading you to a magnificent home with its breath-taking views. The entrance pavilion to the lagoon style pool and heated spa also reveals a dramatic ocean backdrop. Imagine waking to this paradise every day!

This estate comprises of a main residence and two luxury villas, totalling five large ensuited bedrooms, affording space for your whole family or friends. Several living and entertaining spaces are complemented with marble and polished timber floors, with the large wrap around verandahs - perfect for unwinding with a good book and a drink. Or simply laze by the beautiful in-ground pool or relax in the protected walled gardens.

You will have numerous options to choose from. You could maintain this estate as a luxury holiday retreat with its main residence and two self-contained villas, or as a magnificent home for a large, extended family that is also ideal for impressive entertaining. Depending on your circumstances, it is also ideally suited as your dream home with two separate, income generating dwellings.

Conveniently located only 5 minutes to the beaches of Byron Bay, 10 minutes to the charming seaside village of Lennox Head and just 20 minutes from the Ballina/Byron Regional Airport, this is the ultimate lifestyle property and an absolute must-see.

To arrange an inspection, please contact Janis Perkins of Real Estate of Distinction Byron Bay.


The information contained herein has been obtained through sources deemed reliable but cannot be guaranteed as to its accuracy. Any information of special interest should be obtained through independent verification.

In total 5 bedrooms 5 bathrooms
2 separate income generating guest villas, approved as luxury getaways
Vaulted timber ceilings
Separate dining space
Suspended on top of the Byron escarpment
Approximately 6.8 acres of tropical gardens
Manicured lawns
360 degree ocean and hinterland views
Main residence and two separate fully self contained villas
Beautiful in-ground pool, spa and waterfall
Lavish marble bathrooms
Wood burning fire places
Stables with a horse arena
Expansive wrap around verandahs
Large native trees and lush gardens
Walled gardens and timber decks
Five large bedrooms with ensuites
Several living and entertaining spaces
Marble and polished timber floors
Private outdoor entertaining area
Water – tank and bore
Located 5 minutes to the beach
20 minutes from Ballina/Byron Regional Airport

41 Greenmeadows Drive, Port Macquarie, NSW
SOLD IN GREENMEADOWS

Superbly presented and maintained is this contemporary easy living home located in the heart of the Greenmeadows Estate. Set on a perfectly level block of 607sqm which makes it perfect for both families and the elder generation. This well designed, open-plan and generously proportioned residence will impress and deserves much attention.

- Excellent street presence, light and bright throughout
- Built over one level for very easy living
- Modern open-plan design, includes cut-out wall features
- Two generous living areas, dining, covered alfresco
- Family friendly yard and private
- Study or fourth bedroom
- Over-sized main bedroom with ensuite and direct access outside via sliding door
- Extras include ducted air conditioning, ceilings fans, dishwasher, large garden shed, automatic garage

Council: $2,650 per annum
Land Size: 607 sqm

Those wanting a home that delivers easy living and offers a place that contains ample space to entertain with a modern feel will feel right at home here. Plenty of boxes will be ticked on inspecting this one.


The information contained in the advertising of this property is based on information provided to the agents, and the vendor and agents expressly disclaim any liability arising therefrom. The accuracy of the information cannot be guaranteed, and prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries and form their own judgement as to these matters.

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