Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

Overview

Coffs Harbour is nestled between picturesque mountains and stretches of beach along the coastline of Northern New South Wales.

Coffs Harbour is the only place in New South Wales where the Great Dividing Range meets the Pacific Ocean, and it's the perfect destination for a beach holiday full of adventure, sunshine and relaxation.

Sitting right on the edge of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the coast is a haven for whales, dolphins, turtles and grey nurse sharks.  

Flights to Coffs Harbour

Don't miss

Coffs Harbour is well known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, but there's still plenty of activities and attractions for the more energetic among us.

  • Visit the iconic Big Banana Fun Park and be sure to pose for a fun photo in front of the giant banana while you're there.
  • Visit between May and November to watch magnificent whales migrate up the coast on a whale watching tour, or from one of the coastal headlands. 
  • Celebrate the local Sikh community at Curryfest in the neighbouring town of Woolgoolga every Spring.
  • Hire a car and spend a day among the rainforest at World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National Park.
  • Browse the Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets held under the Castle Street car park every Sunday.
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Where to go

With coastal resorts, self-catering apartments and picturesque camping spots , Coffs Harbour is the perfect place to bring the entire family.

In and around Coffs Harbour

Beaches, cafes and friendly locals - what's not to love in Coffs Harbour?

Stay in town or at nearby Park Beach and you’ll be close to the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, easily accessed by walking along the breakwater from the harbour.

A wide selection or restaurants, cafes and bars are available in town. From fine-dining fare to down to earth pub food, you're sure to find the perfect seaside meal.

For sunset, take a walk along the jetty for the perfect end to any day.

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Explore the region

North of town is a string of stunning beaches - Sapphire Beach, Emerald Beach and Woolgoolga Beach with its tidal rock platforms.

South of town is the beachside community of Sawtell, boasting an abundance of cafes, restaurants and boutique stores as well as reserves, picnic areas and playgrounds.

If you're looking for some tranquillity, Urunga in the south is perfect for a getaway with a consistently good year-round climate. Similarly, Bellingen is a relaxing retreat and home to Australia’s largest regional markets attracting visitors from all around New South Wales.

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Quick facts

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Currency

Australian Dollar (A$)

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Electricity

230V / 50Hz

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Population

70,000

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Seasons

Coffs Harbour has a humid subtropical climate. The city is mostly sunny with an average of 122 clear days per year. The average summer temperature is between 19°C and 29°C and the average winter is between 8°C and 20°C. January through to April tend to receive the most rainfall.

Getting around

From the airport

Coffs Harbour Regional Airport is located four kilometres south of Coffs Harbour city centre. In addition to a selection of car rental companies, several bus lines service the airport including accommodation transfers direct with hotels and resorts.

In and around the city

Four bus companies provide regular routes in and around the Coffs Harbour region. The Coffs NightRider bus is a safe and convenient way to get around at night. Taxis are also available throughout the city.

Coffs Harbour car hire

Book car hire with Avis, Budget, Hertz and Thrifty. Qantas Frequent Flyer members could earn Qantas Points^ with Avis and Budget.

Getting you there

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Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.

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Enjoy complimentary meals or refreshments every time you fly with us.

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Important Information

Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.

** Prices are per room, per night and vary depending on date of check in, length of stay and room type. Conditions apply.

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