Holidaying in Coffs Harbour is never dull or boring with the area overflowing with a wide variety of attractions, activities and events.
Most visitors will instantly recognise the Big Banana as being the City's most notable attraction but venture off the highway and it becomes apparant that the area has so much more to offer.
Coffs is renowned for its beautiful white beaches and grassy headlands that make a great spot for a romantic or family picnic. Water temperature allows for swimming all year round and surfers take full advantage of some of the area's better breaks.
Take a short trip from the coast and visit some of our most precious world heritage rainforests. A leisurely drive south through the historic township of Bellingen and up to the Dorrigo plateau leads you to an ancient rainforest. Venture out onto the skywalk and look down on the awe inspiring panoramic views over the rainforest canopy. Breathe the freshest of air and listen to the sounds of the many creatures that make the rainforest their home. For the boating enthusiast there is the main harbour & the Marine Park plus many creeks and the Kalang & Bellinger Rivers.
Don't pass up the chance to take the drive up to Sealy lookout just on the northern side of town to see Coffs Harbour from a birdseye point of view.
For those looking for some excitement whilst on holiday Coffs offers a wealth of things to do. Take an adventure White Water Rafting trip. Hook the big one on a game fishing charter boat or take a cruise with a whale watching tour (season permitting). Feel the wind in your hair on a Harley tour, try your hand at Parasailing or Skydiving, Surfing, Sea Kayaking, Surf Rafting, Horse riding, Jetskiing, Snorkelling and Scuba Diving, Indoor Rock Climbing, Race Go-Karts. Coffs Harbour offers all this and more.
The Big Banana complex just gets better and better each year and now offers Banana Plantation Tours, Ice Skating, Indoor Snow Skiing, water slide, Luge Ride and more.
Be sure not to miss the excitement of the Pet Porpoise Pool, get up close and personal with dolphins, sealions, seals penguins and a host of other sealife at the daily shows. The kids (and adults alike) will love the chance to pat a dolphin.
Check out traditional dutch life at the Clog Barn, take a drive south to the Butterfly House at Bonville or the Honey Place at Urunga. Sample some carob at Carobana, the working Carob factory just to our north at Korora. Take in a movie at our modern multi cinema complex or try the historic Sawtell Cinema for a unique cinema experience. Coffs also has its own live performance theatre with regular shows.
During summer the jetty area comes alive with colour and delighted screams as the fair arrives in town. Take the kids and dont forget to relive your own childhood by taking a ride or two yourself.
Walk down our restored jetty or wander around the marina and fishing port dreaming of a life at sea. Muttonbird island, reachable via the marina breakwall, makes an interesting walk and at certain times of the year the island is home to thousands of muttonbirds.
You'll never go hungry in Coffs Harbour, whether it be budget pub grub or a romantic evening at an award winning restaurant we have something to suit all tastes. For an affordable meal and the best views on the Coffs Coast why not drop up to the Deep Sea Fishing Club located at the southern end of the Jetty Foreshores. The Jetty Strip is also where many locals and visitors alike flock for a well deserved meal, with the cuisine of many nationalities featured including Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, Indian and uniquely Australian foods and seafoods. The Marina and central city area also feature excellent restaurants. After dinner, wander downtown and relax at one of our many pubs or clubs.
Coffs has it all........................