Located on the northern shores of New South Wales, Coffs Harbour’s economy once relied mainly on bananas, but now tourism and other produce have taken over Coffs Harbour. The city is located near so many attractions, you’ll have trouble deciding what to do first. You may want to start by visiting the Big Banana, an iconic Australian attraction. Or, you could enjoy a nice lunch and cocktail at one of the many cafes and restaurants along the water. Don’t forget about all of the natural scenery and parks available to visitors year-round. You’ll want all the time you can get in Coffs Harbour, so start planning your vacation now!
Among the beautiful, natural attractions in Coffs Harbour is the Solitary Islands Marine Park, which offers visitors a diverse underwater ecosystem. Here, species of the southern limit of northern tropics and species of the northern limit of the southern tropics coexist, making it a natural spectacle. You’ll find muttonbirds, waterfowl, and endangered Little Terns in the park, as well as different types of dolphins, Little Bent-wing Bats, and over 800 species of fish. Don’t forget to check out the South Solitary Island Lighthouse. The island is only open to the public two weekends out of the year, so if you happen to visit during either weekend, make sure to book a helicopter ride, the only way to get to the island, and stop in for a tour!
The Big Banana is a must-see when you visit Coffs Harbour. It was one of the first of Australia’s Big Things, a set of large structures, sculptures, and novelty architecture that are unique to Australia, and is the World’s Largest Banana. The Bunker Cartoon Gallery is another great place to visit. It has a unique history behind it, involving WWII and a black and white cartoon contest. You’ll have to visit to find out how this place got its start. Inside, you’ll get to see a growing collection of over 20,000 cartoon works and participate in cartooning workshops.
After a day full of adventures, you might want to relax and settle in with a glass of wine and a good meal. Or, a mid-day lunch and cocktail might be your thing. Whenever you want it, Coffs Harbour has just the place for you. At Surf Club Restaurant and Bar you can sip on a Mai Tai on the outdoor patio and gaze out at the sea. Their food pairs well with the view, and they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Head to Shearwater Restaurant and enjoy a romantic dinner overlooking Coffs Creek, or come for breakfast and spend the morning taking in the view.
At just under a 2-hour drive from Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie is an ideal destination for a day trip. Spend the morning browsing goods at the local farmer’s markets before riding horses through the Bellrowan Valley in the Australian Bush. Or, hit the greens at Emerald Downs Golf Course. Port Macquarie is also a haven for fishing enthusiasts and Googik Heritage Trail provides visitors with great biking and hiking spaces. There’s always the Coastal Walk, where you can explore over 5 miles of seaside trail with a stunning view. Head to Ellenborough Falls to experience the tallest single drop waterfall in Australia at over 650 feet. If you want to visit a place with a range of things to see and do, head to Port Macquarie on your day trip!
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To get to Coffs Harbour, fly into Coffs Harbour Regional Airport. If you’re coming from out of the country, you’ll need a connecting flight from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Newcastle, as those are the only airports that fly into Coffs Harbour. Once you arrive, you’ll want to rent a car to drive to your accommodations and any day trips your plan on taking. Getting around Coffs Harbour is best done via car, so that rental car will come in handy.
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The average price of a nightly rental in Coffs Harbour is $131 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Coffs Harbour home is $25.
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