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. Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour

    Friday 23 February 2018 to Friday 27 April 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    The Twilight Food Market is open every Friday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from October to April. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Dog friendly…

    23 Feb - 27 Apr
  2. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 29 April 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…

    29 Apr - 30 Dec
  3. Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets

    Sunday 29 April 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    The Coffs Harbour Uptown Markets are held every Sunday (rain, hail or shine) under the Castle Street car park. It is the largest all weather markets on the Coffs Coast. There is a large variety of stalls ranging from fresh produce, plant…

    29 Apr - 06 May
  4. Bellinger River Agricultural Show

    Saturday 05 May 2018 to Sunday 06 May 2018 , Bellingen

    The Bellinger River Agricultural Show is a traditional, rural agricultural show. It is a sustainable, inclusive, community event which reflects the past, celebrates the present and looks to the future. The Bellinger River Agricultural Show …

    05 May - 06 May
  5. Million Paws Walk - Coffs Harbour

    Sunday 20 May 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    The Million Paws Walk is guaranteed to be another great day for Coffs Coast animal lovers. Whether you want to show your support for the RSPCA, help your doggy companion make some new pals, or need an excuse to walk for a cause, you are in…

    20 May