Coffs Harbour

The friendly beachside city of Coffs Harbour is Coffs Coast’s vibrant heart. Surrounded by National Parks and facing the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the natural environment and uncrowded beaches are complemented by exciting activities and attractions, excellent shopping, fantastic accommodation and award-winning cafes and restaurants.

Coffs Harbour sits in a unique position where the Great Dividing Range meets the Australian east coast. The subtropical city lies between the forested hills and sparkling blue waters. Coffs Harbour is a modern city with a small-town atmosphere and the hub from which to explore Coffs Coast’s enormous selection of things to see and do.

Take a stroll along the Jetty foreshores, the historic Jetty itself, the Marina and Northern breakwall and admire the scenic harbour views. The hilly island dominating this view is Muttonbird Island, home to thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters. Its walking track offers exceptional views back to Coffs Harbour.

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Quality Inn City Centre

Rooms FROM $175

Apartments / Motels

Central Backpackers Coffs Harbour

Rooms FROM $27

Backpackers and Hostels

North Coast Holiday Parks Coffs Harbour

Rooms FROM $26

Caravan, Camping and Holiday Parks / Cottages

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Wedding Bells Forest Drive

The Wedding Bells State Forest boasts one hundred ...

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations / Natural Attractions

The Cove Miniature Golf Course

The Cove Miniature Golf Course is an Australiana t...

Sports and Recreation Facilities

The Big Banana

The Big Banana is Australia's original and most fa...

Amusement and Theme Parks / Landmarks and Buildings

South Solitary Lighthouse

South Solitary Lighthouse was considered the most ...

Landmarks and Buildings / Natural Attractions

Solitary Islands Marine Park

The Solitary Islands Marine Park is the third larg...

Natural Attractions / Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Solitary Islands Aquarium

Dive in and explore the marine life of the Coffs C...

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

Pine Creek State Forest

Pine Creek State Forest is located outside Coffs H...

Natural Attractions

Park Beach Plaza

Park Beach Plaza is the largest shopping centre be...

Shopping and Markets

Park Beach

Coffs Harbour's main surf beach is patrolled daily...

Natural Attractions

Orara East State Forest

Orara East State Forest is located within a short ...

Natural Attractions

Jetty Memorial Theatre

The Jetty Memorial Theatre serves as an important ...

Entertainment Venues / Historical Sites and Heritage Locations / Landmarks and Buildings

Jetty Beach

Jetty Beach is a protected beach which is popular ...

Natural Attractions

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The 2016 Bald Archy Prize Exhibition

14 May - 11 Jun, 2016

Legacy: A Ride To Conquer Motor Neurone Disease

24 May - 24 May, 2016

Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls

04 Jul - 08 Jul, 2016

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Whale Watch Experience

There is no better way to see the Humpback whale m...

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours / Half Day or Less / Nature and wildlife / Sightseeing Tours

Precision Helicopters

Precision Helicopters offers scenic helicopter fli...

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours / Half Day or Less / Nature and wildlife / Sightseeing Tours

Midcoast Microlights

Experience a Trial Flight in Midcoast Microlights ...

Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours

Jetty Dive Centre

Coffs Harbour is the southern gateway to the Solit...

Adventure and Outdoors Tours / Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours / Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours / Half Day or Less / Nature and wildlife

Cougar Cat 12 Charters

Cougar Cat 12 fishing charters offers visitors to ...

Half Day or Less / Nature and wildlife / Sightseeing Tours

Coffs Harbour Yachting

Sha Meduza is a beautifully appointed Hunter 38 ya...

Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours / Half Day or Less

Coffs City Skydivers

Skydiving is the ultimate in excitement and fun! F...

Adventure and Outdoors Tours / Air, Helicopter and Balloon Tours / Half Day or Less

Coffs Ambassadors Tours

Come on a free Coffs Ambassadors Tour and discover...

Adventure and Outdoors Tours / Half Day or Less / Nature and wildlife

A1 Coffs Coast Tours

A1 Coffs Coast Tours offer chauffeured Harley-Davi...

Adventure and Outdoors Tours / Customised / Full Day / Half Day or Less / Sightseeing Tours

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Zulu’s Restaurant

Zulu's Restaurant & Bar is a hidden delight in the...

African / Modern Australian

Yknot Bistro @ Coffs Harbour Yacht Club

Situated in the most iconic and pristine area of t...

Modern Australian / Seafood

The Tandoori Oven

For a contemporary Indian experience, head to The ...

Indian

Surf Club Restaurant and Bar

The Surf Club Restaurant and Bar is a venue inside...

Bar

Shearwater Restaurant

The view from Shear Water Restaurant should be toa...

Modern Australian / Seafood

Old John’s

Since when did Coffs Harbour become so yuppie? Dow...

Bistro/Café/Deli / Tapas

Maria’s Italian Restaurant

Maria, like all Italian mothers, serves delicious ...

Italian

Macauleys Restaurant

With its high ceilings, modern and spacious interi...

Modern Australian

Latitude 30

You may be drawn to Latitude 30 for the panoramic ...

Modern Australian / Seafood

JBN Cafe

JBN Café are a close-knit team dedicated to perso...

Bistro/Café/Deli / Vegetarian

Horizons @ Opal Cove Resort

Horizon restaurant in Coffs Harbour embodies the b...

Modern Australian

Finz on the Beach @ Breakfree Aanuka Beach

At Finz On The Beach, the team of innovative chefs...

Modern Australian

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Where to shop in Coffs Harbour

Hit the town for some retail therapy.  Whether you are seeking large department stores such as Big W and Target, electronics, stationary, grocers or boutique clothing, Coffs Harbour offers three main shopping precincts.

Head to Park Beach Plaza, the one-stop shopping centre located on the Pacific Highway with over 120 stores or the newly renovated Coffs Central and City Square in the heart of the CBD.  Choose from fashion, food, health and beauty, lifestyle, fresh food and much more.

The Promenade is another area to enjoy some shopping, creek-side and close by the Coffs Harbour Jetty strip. Alternatively, enjoy one of the many markets offering produce, crafts and hand made and locally inspired creations.

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The magical marina and Jetty

The old timber jetty in the harbour at Coffs is the place to promenade, sit and fish, photograph a sunrise or to watch swimmers, seabirds, fishing boats, outrigger canoe paddlers and cruising yachts come and go.

At the adjacent marina, the fishing fleet and cruise boats go about their daily routine – landing fish or getting ready to venture out for more. Whale watch cruise boats in season (May to November) set out on their expeditions with excited passengers while other folk sip latte or snack on fish & chips.

Explore the Solitary Islands Marine Park

The Solitary Islands Marine Park hugs Coffs Coast for 75 kilometres from Coffs Harbour, north to Sandon River. This is where warm tropical waters meet and mix with cooler currents from the south.

The park encompasses estuaries, sandy beaches, rocky shore, sub-tidal reefs, open ocean and six islands in the Solitary Islands group.

It is here where over 550 reef fish species, 90 types of hard coral and 600 molluscs thrive. While most reside year round, others come and go with the seasons.  Some from Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, others from as far south as Tasmania as well as the mighty Humpback whales from Antarctica. It’s a real ‘fish soup’.

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Have you been to the Forest Sky Pier?

Take a 10 minute drive up through banana plantations and avocado groves to the Sealy Lookout and Korora Lookout at Bruxner Park Flora Reserve. A 407 ha of rainforest and eucalypt forest within the Orara East State Forest. There are beautiful walking trails, picnic shelters, barbecues and other facilities.  The Forest Sky Pier at an elevation of 310 m, provides excellent views over Coffs Coast and 100 km of coastline.  The platform is elevated 15 metres above ground and consists of a 21-metre long suspended walkway.  A beautiful place to be at sunset.

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