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. 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...

  2. Rainforest walk

    Rainforest walk

    Few rainforest walks are as easily accessible as this lovely walk found in Coramba Nature Reserve. An easy 400m (one way) walk will take you down to Orara River, following under the cool canopy of...

  3. Jetty Memorial Theatre

    Jetty Memorial Theatre

    The Jetty Memorial Theatre serves as an important arts hub and performance space for the Coffs Harbour region. A listed, heritage building with a rich local history, the refurbished theatre offers...

  4. 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...

  5. Coffs Harbour Marina and Jetty Area

    Coffs Harbour Marina and Jetty Area

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

  6. 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...

  7. Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

    Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

    No visit to Coffs Harbour is complete if you haven't been to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Also know as Giidany Miirlarl, this precious seabird rookery at Coffs Harbour's heart is enveloped by...

  8. 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...

  9. North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

    North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

    The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden is renowned for its natural bushland as well as exotic species. Wheelchair accessible paths and board walks lead to garden sections featuring rare and...

  10. Sapphire Beach

    Sapphire Beach

    Just north of Coffs Harbour, there are a few access points to the beach - take Sapphire Beach exit and access it via Crystal Waters drive, which offers playground facilities, parking and beach...

  11. Mullaway Beach and Headland

    Mullaway Beach and Headland

    Mullaway Beach and Headland sit in a sleepy hamlet that's highly regarded among fishermen. Whether you spend your time at Mullaway fishing, swimming or bodyboarding, you're bound to feel instantly...

  12. Bongil Beach

    Bongil Beach

    If you love walking along wild and untamed beaches, then Bongil Beach in Bongil Bongil National Park is the place to be. Nestled between Bongil picnic area in the north and Bundagen Headland to the...

  13. Solitary Islands Aquarium

    Solitary Islands Aquarium

    Dive in and explore the marine life of the Coffs Coast!

    The Solitary Islands Aquarium serves as an important community asset helping to bring an awareness and appreciation for...

  14. 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...

  15. Coramba Nature Reserve

    Coramba Nature Reserve

    Coramba Nature Reserve was created in 1982 to preserve and protect one of the few remaining stands of subtropical lowland rainforest that lies along the Orara River. Today, visitors can walk...

  16. Eastern Side lookout

    Eastern Side lookout

    The Eastern Side lookout is located a short walk from the Muttonbird Island outdoor learning space along a paved walkway. As you're walking along the track to the lookout, on either side of the...

  17. Bonville Golf Resort

    Bonville Golf Resort

    Bonville Golf Resort is acknowledged as one of the worlds most beautiful golf courses, and is consistently voted the most beautiful in Australia. Situated halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the...

  18. 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...

  19. Bongil picnic area

    Bongil picnic area

    Bongil picnic area, on the banks of Bonville creek is great spot to kick back and relax. This grassy clearing is surrounded by tall, pencil-straight blackbutt trees. Enjoy a family picnic under the...

  20. Solitary Islands coastal walk

    Solitary Islands coastal walk

    You'll be hard pressed to find a longer or 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...

  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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. Emerald Beach

    Emerald Beach

    Emerald Beach is a great destination for a family holiday; just south of Woolgoolga and about 15 minutes north of Coffs Harbour. It's a quieter atmosphere than some of the other beaches along the...

  25. Elite 1 Paintball

    Elite 1 Paintball

    Elite 1 Paintball is the newest paintball field on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

    They are located approximately 10 minutes or 10 kilometres south of Coffs Harbour just...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. Moonee Beach

    Moonee Beach

    Moonee Beach is not patrolled though is very popular with fishing enthusiasts. Moonee Beach Reserve, where Moonee Creek meets Moonee Beach, is a popular area for locals and visitors alike with...

  29. 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...

  30. Club300 Bowling and Bar

    Club300 Bowling and Bar

    Club300 Bowling and Bar is a premium Ten Pin Bowling venue. Licensed bar and cafe offering hot food, freshly made pizza, cold and hot drinks and snacks. Latest bowling technology and automated...

  31. Bongil Bongil National Park

    Bongil Bongil National Park

    Bongil Bongil National Park, south of Coffs Harbour, has plenty to offer, including wild beaches, sweeping coastal views and peaceful streams. The park is popular with locals for a spot of fishing,...

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