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Sawtell is a coastal town in nothern New South Wales, Australia, named after Mr. 0. C. Sawtell. Located approximately 8km south of Coffs Harbour and 546km north of Sydney it has become increasingly popular amongst holiday goers due to its small population, many restaurants and proximity to beaches. The main street of Sawtell has become increasingly well known for its strip of increasingly upper-class restaurants, including the Blue Fig and Cafe Al Dente, and its heritage listed cinema 
The town is located close to Toormina and Boambee , two areas of similar population a few kilometres west inland.
A number of annual events have been organised by the local chamber of commerce. The Chilli Festival includes many varied activities such as wine tasting, 'hot' desserts and a number of vendors both local and national serving assorted chilli based dishes. Each year a chilli recipe book is produced.
An annual new years 'Fun Day' is conducted primarily aimed at family entertainment. Wood chopping , a fun run , tug of war competitions and live entertainment are the norm.
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