Coffs Harbour

Set between the mountains and the sea 540 km north of Sydney, Coffs Harbour is known as a beach holiday destination. It’s close to 14 national parks, is easily accessible by road, rail and air, and has one of the most liveable climates in Australia, with warm, consistently pleasant weather year-round. It is also the only place in NSW where the Great Dividing Range meets the Pacific Ocean

Historically, Coffs Harbour’s main industry was timber, then later bananas (it is home to the Big Banana, after all), however these days, the main industries are tourism, agriculture (primarily blueberries) and fishing. It’s a major regional centre of the NSW mid-north coast, with holiday accommodation sprawling out from the hinterland to the sea.

Popular activities for visitors to ‘Coffs’ include snorkeling, diving, whale watching, exploring the nearby national parks, and surfing. The surrounding towns of Urunga, Sawtell, Nambucca Heads, Dorrigo and Macksville are all excellent places to stay for a laid-back break on the NSW mid-north coast.

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