Stylish stays for every type of traveller on the Coffs Coast

From luxury beachside villas to family holiday parks and quirky cabins, there is accommodation to suit all tastes on the Coffs Coast. Discover some of the best places to spend a night or more on this beautiful coastline.

Destination NSW

Destination NSW

Jan 2023 -
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Barellen Beach House

Travelling with friends or family? Look no further than Barellen Beach House. This incredibly stylish oceanfront property sleeps 10 in exquisitely furnished bedrooms and idyllic communal spaces. The stunning two-story home sits above Safety Beach, in a peaceful location, with sweeping views of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Highlights include a two-person bath, fire pit and secluded private deck with ocean views.  

View from the deck at Barellen Beach House, Safety House

View from the deck at Barellen Beach House, Safety Beach - Credit: Barellen Beach House

Solitary Views at Sapphire

This luxurious beachfront estate has five bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a heated pool overlooking the ocean. You can also access the beach from the front of the house. As well as a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen and a built-in outdoor barbecue kitchen, the hosts can arrange catering and private chefs if you prefer not to cook. The Concierge Service can provide a range of luxury services including in home massages and yoga for the ultimate relaxing stay.

View of living room at Solitary Views at Sapphire, Sapphire Beach

Solitary Views at Sapphire, Sapphire Beach

Unique stays  

Friday Creek Retreat 

Friday Creek Retreat is an exclusive hideaway set in a beautiful valley, with nine individually styled spacious cottages. Private and self-contained, each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, open fireplace and spa bath, and the cottages share a tiered swimming pool and tennis court. With views of rolling hills and the gorgeous countryside of the hinterland, you can get away from it all, while still only being a 15-minute drive from the coastal city of Coffs Harbour. Pets are welcome too.  

View of deck at Friday Creek Retreat, Orara

Friday Creek Retreat, Orara - Credit: Friday Creek Retreat

Hernani Wilderness Hut  

Located in the New England Tablelands, this off the grid hut is the perfect spot to unwind. With a focus on nature, beauty and simplicity, Hernani Wilderness Hut has 360-degree views of the Australian bush, surrounded by a stone fruit orchard. Crafted with sustainability in mind, the hut is constructed from recycled timber, powered by solar and has a slow-combustion fireplace. The peaceful and private accommodation sleeps nine guests and is 30 minutes' drive from Dorrigo.

View of bedroom at Hernani Wilderness Hut, Hernani

Hernani Wilderness Hut, Hernani - Credit: Hernani Wilderness Hut

Sawtell Beach Shacks 

These two lovely shacks are situated a few steps from the beach in the vibrant little town of Sawtell. Each accommodating 4-6 people, the two bed homes have open plan living areas and outdoor patios/decks. Bathrooms have beautiful big baths and rain showers for the ultimate post surf relaxation. Restaurants, boutique shops, bars and cafes are a short walk away.

Sunny view of the kitchen at Sawtell Beach Shacks, Sawtell

Sawtell Beach Shacks, Sawtell - Credit: Sawtell Beach Shacks

Family-friendly resorts 

Opal Cove Resort

With a fantastic position on the beachfront at Korora Bay, Opal Cove Resort is a sub-tropical oasis, perfect for holidays with family and friends. There are a variety of different rooms on offer, from self-contained villas and four-bedroom apartments to beautiful resort rooms. Sip cocktails at the pool, play a round of golf or challenge the family to a game of tennis, there are plenty of activities on offer. During whale watching season you can even spot whales from the resort.  

View of accommodation at Opal Cove Resort, Korora Bay

View of accommodation at Opal Cove Resort, Korora Bay - Credit: Opal Cove Resort

Korora Bay Village Resort 

Set on five acres of landscaped gardens, Korora Bay Village Resort is a small boutique-style resort a few minutes' walk from Korora Beach. Self-contained one- and two-bedroom apartments have full kitchen facilities, living areas and patios/balconies. Some are pet friendly. With an outdoor solar heated pool, kids pool, spa, undercover barbecue area, games room, outdoor chess, library and lots of equipment available for guests to use, you won’t be short of things to do at the resort. 

Aerial view of Korora Bay Village, Korora Bay

Aerial view of Korora Bay Village Resort, Korora Bay - Credit: Korora Bay Village

On a budget 

Woopi Backpackers  

A friendly hostel in the centre of Woolgoolga, Woopi Backpackers is a great spot to meet fellow travellers. Stay in modern and clean dorm rooms with pods or private rooms with beds, and relax in the common areas, with a pool table, TVs with Netflix and Xbox, a library, board games, musical instruments and more. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen, or outside in the courtyard on the barbecue. Eco-conscious travellers will love the building which has been sustainably built, with upcycled décor, solar power and a minimal carbon footprint.  

Woopi Backpackers, Woolgoolga

Woopi Backpackers, Woolgoolga - Credit: Woopi Backpackers

The Pier Hotel

For accommodation with a great atmosphere, try The Pier Hotel. The pub-style accommodation has boutique en suite rooms, as well as more affordable standard rooms with shared bathrooms in the heart of Coffs Harbour. Enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant, Waves at the Pier, open for lunch and dinner, and breakfast at one of the nearby cafes.  

 Dining area at The Pier Hotel, Coffs Harbour

 Dining area at The Pier Hotel, Coffs Harbour

BIG4 Sawtell Beach Holiday Park 

Budget accommodation doesn’t mean you can’t still have the best location and views, and this couldn’t be more true at BIG4 Sawtell Beach. The holiday park has an unbeatable location right next to the beach in the vibrant little town of Sawtell. Choose from camping, powered sites for campers and motorhomes or a variety of cabins and villas, and enjoy incredible walking trails, beaches and great bars and restaurants right on your doorstep. It’s an ideal spot for families, with a pool, flying fox, playground, BMX tracks and more. BIG4 have more holiday parks along the coast, including BIG4 Park Beach Holiday Park in Coffs Harbour and BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks - Nambucca Heads

Aerial view of the BIG4 Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Sawtell

Aerial view of the BIG4 Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Sawtell 

Pet-friendly accommodation  

Captain's Quarters 

Treat your furry friend to the best views at Captain's Quarters in Sapphire Beach. The family- and pet-friendly home has five bedrooms, sleeping eight, with two bathrooms and a private pool. Two living areas, plus a sleek kitchen, wood-burning stove and dining area complete the offering. The challenge will be choosing whether to relax in the house, swim in the pool or hit the beach. 

Dining area at Captain's Quarters, Coffs Harbour

Captain's Quarters, Coffs Harbour - Credit: Eleisha Stendell

Reflections Holiday Parks Coffs Harbour

With a fantastic location in the centre of Coffs Harbour, but with tranquil and calm surroundings, Reflections Holiday Parks Coffs Harbour has the best of both worlds. The dog-friendly park is set right on Coffs Creek, which your four-legged pal will love. The rest of the family can swim, fish or kayak, explore the shops, bars and restaurants of Coffs Harbour or explore nearby Emerald Beach via the Coffs Creek Walk. 

Doggy bath at Reflections Holiday Parks, Coffs Harbour

Reflections Holiday Parks, Coffs Harbour

Dangar Falls Lodge Camp and Caravan

Located in the green hills of Dorrigo, Dangar Falls Lodge Camp and Caravan offers a variety of accommodation options. Book the lodge which sleeps up to 13 guests or can be booked by two smaller groups of four and nine. Or if you want to bring your dog along, then the caravan and camping area is pet friendly, with powered and non-powered sites, toilets and shower facilities. Plus, it’s only a few minutes' walk from Dangar Falls Waterfall

Dangar Falls Lodge, Dorrigo

Dangar Falls Lodge Camp and Caravan, Dorrigo - Credit: Shona Maguire

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