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.
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 ParkOpens external site in a new window 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 CurryfestOpens external site in a new window in the neighbouring town of Woolgoolga every Spring.
- Hire a car and spend a day among the rainforest at World Heritage-listed Dorrigo National ParkOpens external site in a new window.
- Browse the Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets held under the Castle Street car park every Sunday.
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 ReserveOpens external site in a new window, 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.
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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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.
From the airport
Coffs Harbour Regional AirportOpens external site in a new window 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 NightRiderOpens external site in a new window bus is a safe and convenient way to get around at night. Taxis are also available throughout the city.
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