Coffs Harbour

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Coffs Harbour featuring general coastal views, a sandy beach and swimming

Enjoy beautiful beaches, excellent surf breaks, and see whales or dolphins at one of the east coast's most popular towns.

There are plenty of good reasons why Coffs Harbour has been a popular beach destination for decades. It offers visitors the choice of many outdoor activities, including diving, hiking and surfing, as well as markets and high quality restaurants.

Get hold of a surfboard, change into your swimwear, and jump into the waves. Check out Park Beach for the town’s best-known break. Conditions are perfect for surfers and those who prefer bigger waves, but can be rough for younger children. Head over to Jetty Beach for calmer surf and a view of the marina.

For a look at some local marine life, go diving in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. You’ll see dozens of species of fish, turtles, and sharks. Visit Dolphin Marine Magic to get up close to dolphins and porpoise. Wander out to Mutton-bird Island to see where Wedge-Tailed Shearwater birds nest. Between June and November you’ll also have a chance to spot migrating whales. Choose one of several nearby national parks and head out to explore some of the local countryside. There are hiking trails, waterfalls, and untouched creeks.

Head back to town and watch the sun go down from a comfy spot on the beach or up on a balcony. If you’re around on a Friday evening, grab a bite to eat and catch some music at the markets near Park Beach. On Sundays you can find arts and crafts on sale at the Jetty and Harbourside markets.

Coffs Harbour was named after a captain who rode out a storm in the area back in the 19th century. In the 1900s timber and food crops became the area’s economic mainstay, and in the latter half of the century tourism became a prominent industry. Today farming is still big business, but Coffs Harbour is best known for its great beaches and relaxed locals.

Coffs Harbour is a town with a great community, some stunning beaches, and access to several national parks.

Coastal Bay Motel Coffs Harbour
Coastal Bay Motel Coffs Harbour
3.5 out of 5
93 Park Beach Rd, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $107 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Park Beach and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Big Banana Fun Park. Tabatinga Family Fun Centre and Muttonbird ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (577 reviews)
"500m walk to beach. Excellent servicing each day. Beautifully clean."

Reviewed on Dec. 25, 2021

Coastal Bay Motel Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour Sanctuary Resort
Coffs Harbour Sanctuary Resort
3.5 out of 5
250 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, NSW
Fully refundable
The price is CA $113 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26
Situated near the airport, this motel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Coffs Harbour Golf Club, Coffs Central, and Coffs Harbour Regional Museum. Coffs Harbour Regional ...
3.8/5 Good! (984 reviews)
"Great pool, still using tickets for wifi"

Reviewed on Dec. 29, 2021

Coffs Harbour Sanctuary Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
4 out of 5
11 Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $165 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Coffs Harbour aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Diggers Beach and Diggers Beach. Big Banana Fun Park is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,825 reviews)
"Absolutely amazing resort would say it just needs a bar buy the pool for the adults 😀"

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2021

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aqualuna Beach Resort
Aqualuna Beach Resort
4 out of 5
94 Solitary Islands Way, Korora, NSW
The price is CA $131 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
Nestled on the beach, this Korora aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Split Solitary Island Nature Reserve and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Big Banana Fun Park. Sapphire ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,600 reviews)
"Nice property but starting to show its age. Needs a good clean and maintenance done is some areas. Great for a family and for the price good value."

Reviewed on Jul. 2, 2021

Aqualuna Beach Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
4 out of 5
11 Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $165 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2
This family-friendly Coffs Harbour aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Little Diggers Beach and Diggers Beach. Big Banana Fun Park is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,825 reviews)
"Absolutely amazing resort would say it just needs a bar buy the pool for the adults 😀"

Reviewed on Dec. 26, 2021

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Pacific Marina Apartments
Pacific Marina Apartments
4 out of 5
22 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $237 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
Situated near the airport, this aparthotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Jetty Beach and 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Big Banana Fun Park. Coffs Jetty Pier and North Wall ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (408 reviews)
"Clean, spacious and location"

Reviewed on Dec. 20, 2021

Pacific Marina Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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