Coffs Harbour Attractions

Attractions in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is a great place to relax, breathe in fresh sea air and discover something new.

The town is home to many scenic beaches where you can swim, surf, kayak and enjoy other water activities including boating and fishing. Popular beaches include Diggers Beach, Jetty Beach and Park Beach. Swim with dolphins at Dolphin Marine Magic and meet more sea life at the Solitary Islands Aquarium.

Several nature reserves and national parks can be found in the region offering rainforest walks and plenty of scenic locations to picnic. Coastal walks are a great way to take in the natural beauty of the Coffs Harbour area. Follow the Look At Me Now Headland Walk and Solitary Islands Coastal Walk which feature stunning views over local beaches and panoramic vistas out to the ocean.

The Big Banana, Australia’s original and most-famous ‘big thing’, offers plenty of family-friendly activities, including ice skating, a water park and laser tag. The iconic attraction also gives visitors an insight into the history of bananas and local farming processes.

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  1. Forest Sky Pier

    Forest Sky Pier

    The Forest Sky Pier is located at Sealy Lookout, within Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, Orara East State Forest - only five kilometres from Coffs Harbour. The Forest Sky Pier offers the visitor an amazing panoramic view...

  2. Wood We Create

    Wood We Create

    Wood We Create gallery contains work from resident artist, David Barden, and other local and Australian artists, capturing the story of the timber in the designs.They create one off original wood...

  3. Bindarray Picnic Area

    Bindarray Picnic Area

    Escape the crowds and head to Bindarray picnic area. Enjoy 4WD touring, birdwatching, wildlife watching, swimming, liloing, paddling and picnicking by Urumbilum River.Looking for something to do with the...

  4. Mullaway Beach and Headland

    Mullaway Beach and Headland

    Head south from Arrawarra to discover beautiful Mullaway Headland and Beach, near Coffs Harbour. Make the most of its picnic area and barbecues, go fishing or swimming.Mullaway Beach and Headland sit in a...

  5. Diggers Beach

    Diggers Beach

    The ever-popular Diggers Beach is perfectly located for tourists – right across the road from Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana. Wide and sheltered, Diggers makes for a lovely wind-free beach walk.It’s not only...

  6. Carobana Confectionery

    Carobana Confectionery

    Carobana Confectionery is Coffs Harbour's own confectionery factory, family owned and operated since 1980. Carob and honeycomb are their main products, but they stock a large range of other sweets such as peanut...

  7. Sealy Lookout

    Sealy Lookout

    Only a short drive off the Pacific Highway from Coffs Harbour, Sealy Lookout and the Forest Sky Pier sits within a flora reserve in Orara East State Forest - part of the amazing state Forests of the Coffs Coast. Take...

  8. South Solitary Lighthouse

    South Solitary Lighthouse

    South Solitary Lighthouse was considered the most isolated on the New South Wales coast. It was the first and the last New South Wales lighthouse to use kerosene.South Solitary Lighthouse was...

  9. Clog Barn at Coffs Harbour

    Clog Barn at Coffs Harbour

    Experience the colour and charm of Holland without leaving Coffs Harbour, at the Clog Barn. You can even see clogs being madeTake a delightful stroll around the miniature model Dutch Village with...

  10. Solitary Islands Marine Park

    Solitary Islands Marine Park

    The Solitary Islands Marine Park is the third largest marine protected area in New South Wales. It covers a total area of 71,000 hectares and extends along 75 kilometres of coast, from Coffs Harbour north to the...

  11. Dolphin Marine Magic

    Dolphin Marine Magic

    Dolphin Marine Magic is famous for its activities and exhibits, where guests enjoy many options for a fun filled experience.Dolphin Marine Magic is the only zoological park in New South Wales...

  12. Orara East State Forest

    Orara East State Forest

    Orara East State Forest is located within a short drive of Coffs Harbour and incorporates Bruxner Park Flora Reserve and Sealy Lookout. It's part of the amazing State Forests of the Coffs Coast. The forest and reserve...

  13. Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

    Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

    The tranquil Coffs Harbour Butterfly House is an indoor tropical habitat for around 300 live Australian butterflies and offers visitors the opportunity to "Get Close to Nature" and perhaps have a butterfly land on...

  14. Greenroom Gallery

    Greenroom Gallery

    Greenroom is a boutique/gallery on the lovely promenade in Coffs Harbour owned and operated by Wayne and Charlotte French. They offer timeless designs, comfortable and flattering clothes for women with a heart for...

  15. End Peak walking track

    End Peak walking track

    If you’re looking to experience nature and get away from it all for a few hours, End Peak walking track is for you. A short drive from Coffs Harbour, and within moments you’ll be surrounded by a rich tapestry of...

  16. Rainforest Walk

    Rainforest Walk

    Few rainforest walks are as lovely as this walk found in Coramba Nature Reserve. A relaxing 800 metre return walk will take you down to Orara River, following under the cool canopy of the rainforest and past majestic...

  17. Pine Creek State Forest

    Pine Creek State Forest

    Pine Creek State Forest is located outside Coffs Harbour and is a great example of today's ecologically sustainable forest management practices.Pine Creek State Forest is a forest with long management...

  18. Look At Me Now Headland Walk

    Look At Me Now Headland Walk

    Look At Me Now Headland walk is a short, easy walking route with fabulous scenic views far out to sea, a lookout and beach access. Keep your fingers crossed for a breaching whale during winter and early spring. All...

  19. Wedding Bells Forest Drive

    Wedding Bells Forest Drive

    The Wedding Bells State Forest boasts one hundred years of forestry management with its mix of native forest and eucalypt plantations. Wedding Bells State Forest features a beautiful waterfall and...

  20. Coramba Nature Reserve

    Coramba Nature Reserve

    Close to Coramba and Coffs Harbour, at Coramba Nature Reserve you can go walking through protected rainforest along Orara River and go birdwatching.Coramba Nature Reserve was created in 1982 to preserve and...

  21. Dammerels History Walk

    Dammerels History Walk

    When the Dammerel family took the job as full-time operators of the signal station here in 1884, they could not have known what lay ahead over the next 40 years. Apart from extremely hard work, which the daughters...

  22. Solitary Islands coastal walk

    Solitary Islands coastal walk

    You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful walk on the east coast of NSW. The Solitary Islands coastal walk links a string of idyllic golden beaches, rocky headlands and lush rainforest along the Coffs Coast....

  23. Moonee Creek Canoe Route

    Moonee Creek Canoe Route

    What could be more relaxing than a day paddling, kayaking or canoeing in Moonee Creek? This estuary is part of Solitary Islands Marine Park which was the first marine park to be created in New South Wales. Tranquil...

  24. The Cove Miniature Golf Course

    The Cove Miniature Golf Course

    The Cove Miniature Golf Course is an Australiana themed 18 hole miniature golf course. The course is natural grass and each hole is themed individually based on various Australian themes such as Ned Kelly, Holden,...

  25. Coffs Harbour City Gallery

    Coffs Harbour City Gallery

    The gallery has a very flexible exhibiting space of 200 square metres and presents a diverse programme of historical and contemporary exhibitions designed for the enjoyment and education of the community of Coffs...

  26. Coffs Coast Regional Park

    Coffs Coast Regional Park

    Coffs Coast Regional Park, near Coffs Harbour, is a top spot for fishing, surfing and birdwatching. You’ll find great picnic areas, plus beaches with off-leash dog zones.It’s easy to experience an endless...

  27. Park Beach Plaza

    Park Beach Plaza

    Park Beach Plaza is the largest shopping centre between Newcastle and the Gold Coast. It is located on the Coffs Coast and has been servicing the region since 1979. Park Beach Plaza is home to Target, Big W,...

  28. Jetty Beach

    Jetty Beach

    Jetty Beach is a protected beach which is popular with both locals and tourists alike, especially families. Where the green meets the gold you will find the Jetty Foreshores Park. The park has showers, toilets,...

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