The summer holidays on the Coffs Coast are a symphony of blue skies, blue water and outdoor fun – the perfect, natural environment for holiday-makers to visit or for locals to relax and reconnect with family and friends on a ‘stay-cation’.


Add a little more adventure and fun to your summer and become a tourist in your own backyard. It’s great to explore the beautiful Coffs Coast… and even better to share it with others!

Here are our top tips to help you experience more of this special part of the world:

  1. Go to a tourist attraction you’ve never been to.
    Jump online to and you’ll find lots of ideas. There are fun parks, National Parks, marine parks, kid’s parks and everything in between.
  2. Check out some videos for inspiration.
    Soar over coastal headlands, learn what birds live where in our region, check out foodie trails, and lots more on
  3. Discover different aromas and flavours.
    Eat out at a café or restaurant where you’ve never been before. From dinner at a heritage hotel in Dorrigo, to fish and chips by the beach in Sawtell – lots of local foodies are just waiting to welcome you!
  4. Stay a night or two somewhere new.
    Treat yourself to a holiday away… without the exhausting drive. Choose from Coffs Coast’s huge range, from beachside resorts and family-friendly holiday parks, to luxurious holiday rentals.
  5. Create your own ‘Best of’ list.
    Whatever your passion – indulge it! Make a list of your favourite Coffs Coast views, breakfasts, walking trails, shops… visit each of those places, things and activities, and recommend them to friends and visitors.
  6. Immerse yourself in events.
    The fantastic line up of summer festivals and happenings on the Coffs Coast celebrate sport, culture, art, music and food to create a vibrant, festive atmosphere. Get into them all!
  7. Uncover our amazing local history.
    Visit museums in Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Urunga and Dorrigo to learn about our region’s past through exhibits and collections of important artefacts, memorabilia and photographs
  8. Take a tour. Take a drive.
    Get into vacation mode on your own or with an expert Drive to visit hinterland villages or along the iconic Waterfall Way, or join a tour to soak up the scenery by bike, bus, boat, paddleboard, surfboard, canoe or kayak!
  9. Search #coffscoast on socials.
    This is a great way to find new activities, places to visit, food to eat – find out what other locals and visitors are up to when they are out and about, and also share your favourite local discoveries.
  10. Get your selfie on and share!
    Make like a tourist and grab a silly selfie with all the Coffs Coast icons – The Big Banana, Sealy Lookout, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Dorrigo waterfalls… the list goes on. Share your holiday snaps by tagging #coffscoast and #sharecoffscoast.

Check out for event information and to find lots of ways to play, stay, taste and explore the region. You can also follow Coffs Coast on Facebook and Instagram to see what’s happening.

We wish visitors and locals a safe and relaxing summer holiday!

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