Coffs Harbour Area

A diverse and wonderful destination, the Coffs Harbour region is great for relaxing on gorgeous beaches, surfing, walking in World Heritage rainforest, diving and sailing in a marine park, and kayaking on rivers. At the Butterfly House, let a flight of butterflies surround you.

At the heart of this region is Coffs Harbour, a coastal city on the southern edge of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, a haven for whales, turtles and grey nurse sharks. You'll find plenty of things to do and see in the city, which is home to the Big Banana, one of Australia's iconic big things.

Jetty Beach, Coffs Harbour

Amble along the Jetty Strip at the bottom of Harbour Drive and choose from a delicious range of restaurants and cafes. Just 25 minutes' drive north is Woolgoola, home of Curryfest, a food festival that celebrates the town's Sikh residents, and the Guru Nanak Sikh temple.

Getting to the mid North Coast is easy - drive on the Legendary Pacific Coast, take a train or fly. You'll find plenty of accommodation choices to suit a range of budgets including beachside resorts, waterfront holiday parks in Urunga and Macksville and camping at Nambucca Heads, one of Australia's most beautiful camping destinations. You can even stay on a farm by a river.

Boat sailing past Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, Coffs Harbour

The town of Bellingen is 30 minutes’ drive south-west of Coffs Harbour and hosts a number of festivals, including the Bellingen Music Festival, a classical music event. You can also paddle along the enchanting Bellinger River and see intriguing wildlife with Bellingen Canoe Adventures.

A short drive from Bellingen is Dorrigo, home to the Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival, and the Dorrigo National Park, part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area. Walk above the rainforest canopy to the Skywalk lookout for breathtaking views.

For a bird's-eye view of rainforest, beaches and the marine park, enjoy the thrill of a tandem skydiving with Coffs City Skydivers. At Sawtell, just 15 minutes' drive south of the city, C-Change Adventures offer rafting or kayaking experiences.

Coffs Harbour Airport

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are four operators servicing the region - QantasLinkTigerairVirgin Australia and Fly Corporate

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Bellingen Community Markets

    Saturday 21 July 2018 to Saturday 20 December 2025 ,

    For over 35 years Bellingen Community Markets is abuzz every third Saturday of the month in the beautiful heritage tree lined Bellingen Park from 8am - 2.30pm. The event showcases more than 260 diverse and colourful stalls, from local art…

    21 Jul - 20 Dec
  2. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 22 July 2018 to Sunday 30 December 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their ph…

    22 Jul - 30 Dec
  3. Volkswagen Spectacular

    Sunday 29 July 2018 to Monday 06 August 2018 , Macksville

    One of the largest Volkswagen Car shows in Australia. Show and Shine. Seven day action pack. Cruises around the Beautiful Nambucca-Macksville District. Volkswagen Racing against the Clock. Show and Shine. Swap Meet. Markets. Charity Auctio…

    29 Jul - 06 Aug
  4. South Solitary Island Exclusive Helicopter Tour

    Saturday 04 August 2018 to Sunday 12 August 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    Fly by helicopter and land on South Solitary Island which is located 18 kilometres from Coffs Harbour. Rarely does an opportunity like this present itself as it is normally closed to the public. Inspect the lighthouse keepers quarters whi…

    04 Aug - 12 Aug