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Coffs Harbour


Family in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is packed with great things for families to do during a holiday to the North Coast. The coastal city is home to stretches of golden beach flanked by rainforests. Stop by the iconic Big Banana for a photo, as well as rides, puppet shows and delicious choc-banana sticks. 

Must Do

About Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour, on the North Coast, is packed with family-friendly attractions including beaches, water sports, adventure sports, restaurants and cafes. The city also has a wide choice of accommodation, from motels to glossy resorts and small, exclusive boutique retreats.

The steep hillsides around the town are the perfect backdrop to a major North Coast attraction - the Big Banana, one of the oldest, and most visited, "big things" in Australia. But there's more to this attraction than just bananas. The whole family will love the toboggan ride, laser tag arena, ice-skating rink, inflatable waterpark, candy-making kitchen, nursery and gift shop with quirky souvenirs.

Other great local attractions include Dolphin Marine Magic which has daily seal and dolphin shows, the Butterfly House and the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve.

Family at Coffs Harbour jetty, Coffs Coast


Relax on the sand or enjoy a leisurely swim at one of Coffs Harbour's beaches, such as the family-friendly Diggers Beach, Emerald Beach and Jetty Beach. Head out for a surf at Park Beach or Sawtell Beach, and take a lesson from a professional at one of the region's surf schools.

Ulidarra National Park - Karangi


Explore Coffs Harbour's natural beauty by taking a wander through Bongil Bongil National Park, Ulidarra National Park or the Coffs Coast State Park. Enjoy a relaxing creekside picnic at Bindarray or Bongil, or walk amongst hundreds of beautiful butterflies at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

Family walking along Coffs Harbour Marina


Walk through ancient rainforest at the Coramba Nature Reserve or discover local history on theDammerels history walk which offers superb views out to the Solitary Islands, named by Captain Cook. Gaze out to sea from the Look At Me Now Headland walk and spot native animals including eastern grey kangaroos.

Explore Coffs Harbour