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Coffs Harbour overview

Bananas (and a trend-setting Big Banana), beautiful beaches, national parks and lots of childhood memories. Many holidaymakers who once played on the beaches - and ate chocolate-covered bananas at the Big Banana - now seek cheap flights to Coffs Harbour for their own families.

Coffs Harbour is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Blessed with Australia's most livable climate, it's one of the original beach destinations.

The beaches, starting from the south are Boambee Beach, Jetty Beach (close to the marina) and Park Beach, the main beach on Ocean Parade. Should you tire of making sand castles, there are plenty of activities including scuba diving or surf rafting, fishing or whale watching or bush walking.

There is a boardwalk close to the jetty area and 19 hectares of lush, botanical gardens close by. Another Coffs Harbour institution is the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, which is home to 400 live Australian butterflies.

Off the coast, Muttonbird Island, part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, is popular with bird watchers, whale watchers and scuba divers.

Coffs Harbour climate

Coffs Harbour has a subtropical climate. The summers are warm and wet and the winters are mild and dry.

When to fly to Coffs Harbour

Peak Season: 

The school holidays - December to late January - are high season for the beaches. Whale-watching season runs from June to November. 

Off Season: 

May to August is low season in Coffs Harbour. 

Shoulder Season: 

September to December, February and March are shoulder season months when Coffs Harbour is not as busy with tourists.

Getting around Coffs Harbour

If you're not renting a car to get around, there are several bus services such as Busways, Ryans and Sawtell Coaches, which operate daily services. Taxis are readily available.

Coffs Harbour insider information

  • Beaches further north of the town include Diggers, Campbells, Mid Sapphire, Moonee, Shelly and Emerald.
  • The Big Banana has a Sky Walk over the plantation, a multimedia theatre experience (The World of Bananas) and Australia's first three-story-high inflatable waterslide (The Banana Slip). Although the Big Banana may be smaller than you remember... 
  • Boambee Creek Reserve is popular with families as the water is shallow and there are great playground facilities. Boambee Headland is a great spot for whale watching.
  • Dorrigo National Park is about an hour’s drive from Coffs Harbour. It’s a World Heritage Site with an excellent Rainforest Centre, which has "touchy feely" displays of the park’s flora and fauna. The Skywalk is worth doing. It’s a wooden platform above the tree canopy with amazing views across the park.

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