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Coffs HarbourAustralia

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.

Top Hotels in Coffs Harbour

Opal Cove Resort
Opal Cove Resort
4 out of 5
Opal Blvd - Pacific Hwy, Korora, NSW
The price is CA $119 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

Offering direct access to the beach, this Korora hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Split Solitary Island Nature Reserve and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Big Banana Fun Park. ...

3.7/5Good! (971 reviews)

"Great location and the beach is one of the best in coffs. The decor and interior design needs some updating, it's like it's stuck in the 1980's. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. Parking was also easy."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 12, 2020

Opal Cove Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
4 out of 5
11 Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $189 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

This family-friendly Coffs Harbour aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Little Diggers Beach and Big Banana Fun Park. Diggers Beach and Solitary Island Aquarium ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,741 reviews)

"We had a great stay. The villa we were in had plenty of space. The kids pool and playground were perfect for our 4 year old. And he enjoyed the putt putt golf. We were disapointed that the bar was closed and the restaurant had limited hours. But we did feel very covid-safe due to the cleanliness ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour
4 out of 5
6 Resort Drive, Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Situated in Coffs Harbour, this golf condominium resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Solitary Island Aquarium and Big Banana Fun Park. Little Diggers Beach and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (158 reviews)

"Pool was great! Building needs a paint. Apartments well stocked."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour
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.

Vacation Rentals in Coffs Harbour

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
4 out of 5
11 Firman Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $189 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

This family-friendly Coffs Harbour aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Little Diggers Beach and Big Banana Fun Park. Diggers Beach and Solitary Island Aquarium ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,741 reviews)

"We had a great stay. The villa we were in had plenty of space. The kids pool and playground were perfect for our 4 year old. And he enjoyed the putt putt golf. We were disapointed that the bar was closed and the restaurant had limited hours. But we did feel very covid-safe due to the cleanliness ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 24, 2020

BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour
4 out of 5
6 Resort Drive, Pacific Bay Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

Situated in Coffs Harbour, this golf condominium resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Solitary Island Aquarium and Big Banana Fun Park. Little Diggers Beach and ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (158 reviews)

"Pool was great! Building needs a paint. Apartments well stocked."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Coffs Harbour
Banana Coast Caravan Park
Banana Coast Caravan Park
3.5 out of 5
429 Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, NSW
The price is CA $73 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

This family-friendly Coffs Harbour campsite is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Solitary Island Aquarium and Big Banana Fun Park. Little Diggers ...

3.7/5Good! (238 reviews)

"The room was nicely set up, only issue we had was the beds weren’t"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 24, 2020

Banana Coast Caravan Park
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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