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, great accommodation and cafés and restaurants.

Coffs Harbour sits in a unique position where the Great Dividing Range escarpment meets the Australian East Coast. The subtropical city lies between the forested hills and sparkling blue waters.

Coffs as it's known to the locals 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. From scuba diving to sky diving, surf rafting to whale watching there are enough activities to keep you entertained for well over a week, and for those looking for a quiet getaway it's the wonderful ways you can connect with nature that entices visitors back for more.

Experiences

Find your way

To get a feel for the 'lay of the land', take the short drive up to Sealy Lookout in Bruxner Park, northwest of the city, where you’ll enjoy superb views of the city and beaches below from the new Forest Sky Pier.

Coffs Harbour’s city centre and CBD are situated close to the highway. The City Centre’s unique shops and boutiques, al fresco cafés and the Thursday Growers’ Market are popular with office workers, regular shoppers and visitors alike.

The popular Jetty and Harbourside district is a few kilometres to the east along Harbour Drive, just past The Promenade with its shops and restaurants overlooking Coffs Creek. The ‘Jetty Strip’ opposite the Jetty Village Shopping Centre features around 15 cafés and restaurants offering indoor and al-fresco dining. Whilst Park Beach Plaza offers over 120 stores and retail outlets.

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

Activities

Segways, buggies, tobogganing, day tours

Helicopter scenic flights and skydiving

Scuba diving, rafting, snorkelling, jet skiing, sailing

Participate or watch some great sporting events

Over 9 courses to choose from