Coffs Harbour is nestled between a high mountain backdrop and dozens of beaches along the pretty coastline of northern New South Wales.
Coffs Harbour is well known for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, but there's plenty to do for the more energetic amongst us.
- Visit the iconic Big Banana Fun parkOpens external site in a new window
- From May to November hop on a day cruise or visit one of the coastal headlands to watch magnificent whales migrate up the coast
- Have an unforgettable animal experience swimming with seals and dolphins at Dolphin Marine MagicOpens external site in a new window
- Take a calm beach walk on the wide and weather-sheltered Diggers beach
- Drive to 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.
Some families have been visiting Coffs Harbour's coastal resorts, self-catering apartments and picturesque camping spots for years...
Coffs Harbour and surrounds
Stay in town or at nearby Park Beach – the town’s main swimming and surfing beach – and you’ll be close to the Muttonbird Island Nature ReserveOpens external site in a new window, which is accessed by walking along the breakwater from the harbour.
North of town is a string of stunning beaches - Sapphire Beach, Emerald Beach and Woolgoolga Beach with its tidal rock platforms. Corindi and Arrawarra beaches are at the northern-most edge of the Coffs Coast.
South of town is the beachside community of Sawtell, boasting an abundance of cafes, restaurants, boutique stores as well as reserves, picnic areas and playgrounds.
Or 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 is home to Australia’s largest regional markets which attract visitors from all around NSW.
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Coffs Harbour has a humid subtropical climate. The city is relatively 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.
Coffs Harbour car hire
Tour the scenic coastline and visit the rainforests at your leisure in your own rental car.
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