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. 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...

  2. Plateau Circuit loop trail

    Plateau Circuit loop trail

    Immerse yourself in this remote landscape and spend the day exploring on your mountain bike. Just a short drive from Coffs Harbour, you'll see beautiful scenery while cycling along the gentle...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Park Beach

    Park Beach

    Coffs Harbour's main surf beach is patrolled daily during most of the summer as Park Beach is the home for the Coffs Harbour Surf Life Saving Club.

    Park Beach is a popular area...

  10. 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,...

  11. 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...

  12. The Big Banana

    The Big Banana

    The Big Banana is Australia's original and most famous 'Big Thing'. No trip along The Coffs Coast is complete without a stop!

    The Big Banana Fun Park now boasts a brand new Water...

  13. 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...

  14. Ulidarra National Park

    Ulidarra National Park

    Ulidarra National Park truly is a hidden gem. Just west of Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid North Coast, you'll find majestic forests, vibrant birdlife, coastal views, 4WD trails and a network of...

  15. Arrawarra-Corindi Beach

    Arrawarra-Corindi Beach

    The southern end, on Arrawarra Headland Road, provides access to Arrawarra Headland Reserve. The reserve boasts facilities including picnic tables, toilets, beach shower, and a gravel boat ramp....

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

    Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

    At Moonee Beach Nature Reserve, the rare and unique thrive: endangered bats roost in seaside caves, pockets of coastal rainforest thrive and pandanus trees flourish. Threatened and uncommon plant...

  24. RD Opal Centre

    RD Opal Centre

    Located in the scenic coastal town of Coffs Harbour on the NSW Mid-North Coast, RD Opal Centre is one of Australia's longest running and best known opal gemstone and jewellery stores...

  25. Muttonbird Island Outdoor learning space

    Muttonbird Island Outdoor learning space

    Long before the island was connected to the shore, certain Gumbaynggirr peple were the only ones permitted to venture here. They came to collect muttonbirds for food, protected for their survival...

  26. Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre

    Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre

    For everybody everyday, Toormina Gardens is your local shopping destination that always delivers convenience, choice and value because only Toormina Gardens offers Coles, Kmart and Woolworths all...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. Watsons Caravans and RV's

    Watsons Caravans and RV's

    Watson's Caravans and RV's Coffs Harbour have all the modern facilities to make your caravan purchase experience first class, with a massive spare parts and accessories section, customer lounge,...

  30. 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...

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