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Captivating Coffs Harbour

Nestled in a unique position in northern New South Wales, Coffs Harbour sits between the majestic Aussie east coast with its unrivalled beaches, and the lush valleys bordering the Great Dividing Range. Which means that for sun, sand and surf (and giant bananas), there is no better place in the country than Coffs Harbour.

Coffs, as the locals call it, is the kind of place where you can do as much or as little as you like. Discover a hidden treasure trove of natural splendour in the Coffs Harbour Botanic Garden, take a boat cruise from the harbour and come across the majestic lighthouse perched atop the rocky outcrop of South Solitary Island, or just chill out as you cruise along the Coffs Harbour coast – beer in hand – on the Spirit of Coffs Harbour.

COFFS HARBOUR’S TOP 10

10. Dorrigo National Park One of Australia’s most accessible World Heritage-listed rainforests. Take the Wonga Walk down to the Crystal Shower Falls. 5. Butterfly House Maze Witness the intriguing metamorphosis of the humble butterfly at this unique exhibit, then flutter your way along to the tearoom for an afternoon cappuccino.
9. Diggers Beach Learn to surf or just relax by the waves on this popular beach. 4. Coffs Coast Camels For something a bit more adventurous than just lazing on the sand, jump on the back of a camel for a gleeful ride down Boambee Beach.
8. Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Be ready to take notes as you learn all about the history of Coffs. 3. Banana Coast Divers Whether you’re learning to scuba or exploring the underwater depths on your own, the Coffs’ coast is a fantastic place for a dive.
7. National Marine Science Centre’s Aquarium From vibrant clownfish to drifting sea urchins, this aquarium is as aesthetically pleasing as it is educational. 2. The Clog Barn For Coffs Harbour’s own Dutch village, come and watch bona fide wooden clogs being made by the pros.
6. Pet Porpoise Pool Swim with the dolphins, get kissed by a seal or just feed the little blue penguins at Australia’s most interactive marine park. 1. The Big Banana It’s been one of Australia’s most famous ‘big’ landmarks for 40 years. Cameras to the ready, people…

COFFS HARBOUR EVENTS

  • Kick back with a drink and watch the regatta at the annual Pittwater to Coffs Yacht Race in early January.
  • To see some local talent in filmmaking, you’ll be reeling at the ShortSharp Film Festival in July.
  • Frock up and trot your way over to the racing club for the annual Coffs Cup Carnival in August.
  • For a relaxing day of wine and jazz, bebop your way to the Bellingen Jazz Festival each August.
  • Take plenty of spare coins to September’s Coffs Harbour International Busker’s Festival.

WHEN TO GO

  • Coffs enjoys a humid subtropical climate, which means it’s pretty warm all year round.
  • February and March tend to be the wettest months, but are still great times to visit.
  • The driest time in Coffs is between July and October, when the sun just keeps shining and the temperatures average a very pleasant 22ºC (72ºF).

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GETTING AROUND

  • There are three different bus companies running regular buses through Coffs Harbour.
  • Shuttle buses (and plenty of taxis) link the airport to the city.
  • The best way to see the sights in the wider region would have to be by car, so rent one and get exploring!

Attractions in Coffs Harbour

A small coastal city in New South Wales, Coffs Harbour is one of the premier and most desirable destinations to commune with Australia's remarkable biodiversity. From National Parks and reserves, to marine parks with colorful underwater ecosystems, Coffs Harbour has it all. While fauna and flora draw tens of thousands of tourists to the region every year, the most conspicuous monument in Coffs Harbour is the Big Banana. The first in Australia's now-famous collection of mammoth landmarks, Big Banana was built in 1964 to drum up publicity for a banana plantation. Other points of interest in the city of 70,000 include the Regional Botanic Garden, Mangrove Boardwalk and Emerald Beach. The inherent natural beauty of National Parks like Bongil Bongil, Juney Juluum, Yuraygir, Ulidarra, Bindarri and Nymboi-Binderay is the bread and butter of Coffs Harbour tourism however. Solitary Islands Marine Park and Hayden Dent Nature Reserve are also popular destinations in the area.

  • Big Banana
  • Regional Botanic Garden
  • The Promenade
  • Mangrove Boardwalk
  • Emerald Beach

Activities

  • Bongil Bongil National Park
  • Cascade National Park
  • Juney Juluum National Park
  • Ulidarra National Park
  • Yuraygir National Park

Restaurants and Nightlife

Restaurants
  • Cafe Bellissimo
  • Seafood Mama's
  • Foreshores Cafe
  • Scoffs
  • The Village Restaurant
Nightlife
  • Coffs Hotel
  • The Plantation Hotel
  • Seaview Tavern
  • Diggers Tavern
  • Moonee Beach Tavern

Climate

Coffs Harbour has a humid subtropical/oceanic climate, with mild winters and warm summers.

  • Summer (December to February) 17-26°C
  • Fall (March to May) 11-26°C
  • Winter (June to September) 7-21°C
  • Spring (October to November) 13-25°C

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Hotels in Coffs Harbour

21 hotels in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

1 Tradewinds Apartments

3 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

Ocean Parade Map

Travellers looking for a holiday in the coastal city of Coffs Harbour find ideal base at the self-serviced accommodations of Tradewinds Apartments. Aside from being close to Park Beach, this modern... More

2 Surf Beach Motel Coffs Harbour

3 stars
4.0 / 5 8 reviews

25 Ocean Parade Map

With a lovely outdoor swimming pool and free Wi-Fi, Surf Beach Motel is 2 minutes' walk from Coffs Harbour Beach. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned accommodation with a flat-screen TV and each room... More

3 Smugglers On The Beach

4 stars
4.0 / 5 7 reviews

36 Sandy Beach Road Map

Nestled amongst tropical gardens and offering luxurious accommodation, the Smugglers On The Beach Coffs Harbour Hotel is a perfect place to relax in serenity. GeneralBusiness travellers will... More

4 BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort Coffs Harbour

4 stars
3.6 / 5 47 reviews

11 Firman Drive Map

Set in a picturesque idyllic setting, BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort Coffs Harbour makes for an ideal haven of relaxation and recreation while in Coffs Harbour. This beachfront tropical style resort... More

5 Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn

4 stars
4.0 / 5 5 reviews

250 Pacific Highway Map

Holidaymakers looking for cosy spaces located within convenient access to Coffs Harbour attractions find suitable base at Sanctuary Resort Motor Inn. Guests at this contemporary hotel can take... More

6 Bentleigh Motor Inn

3 stars
3.4 / 5 14 reviews

94-96 Grafton Street Map

Bentleigh Motor Inn Coffs Harbour welcomes discerning travellers to a value-for-money motel set close to the airport and local attractions in this scenic New South Wales coastal city. While in... More

7 Quality Inn City Centre

4 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

22 Elizabeth Street Map

Enjoy Quality four-star accommodation in the heart of the city centre at the Quality Inn City Centre Coffs Harbour. General The hotel also offers well equipped conference facilities. Furthermore,... More

8 Comfort Inn Big Windmill

3 stars
4.5 / 5 10 reviews

168 Pacific Highway South Map

Offering comfortable accommodation and convenient facilities, Comfort Inn Big Windmill Coffs Harbour is an ideal place to reside, while visiting Coffs Harbour. GeneralThis property offers small... More

9 Ocean Paradise Holiday Units

3 stars
4.5 / 5 2 reviews

85 Ocean Parade And Park Beach Road Map

Ocean Paradise is located in Coffs Harbour City Center just across to main beach.We are within walking distance to Shopping Center, Coffs Marina,Pubs & Restaurants, Coffs Yacht Club, Coffs Surf... More

10 Matador Motor Inn

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Cnr Pacific Highway And Albany St Map

Travellers looking for a comfortable base in this picturesque coastal city in New Sotuh Wales find strategic starting point at the inviting spaces of Matador Motor Inn. Holidaymakers at this Coffs... More