Coffs Harbour boasts an idyllic sub-tropical climate, and a diversity of environments from cool, temperate rainforest to surfing beaches. Located midway between Sydney and Brisbane, it is also a great golfing, bowling and diving destination.
There is so much to see and do in Coffs Harbour for all age groups.
The Big Banana
The original Australian ‘Big Thing’, the Big Banana is situated just north of Coffs Harbour, right on the Pacific Highway. It has been a favourite stop for families making the trip between Sydney and Brisbane for 40 years now.
With the largest inflatable waterslide in the world, The Big Banana offers a great selection of activities such as tobogganing, ice skating and bungy jumping. The Banana tour, café and shop are certainly worth a visit.
Dolphin Marine Magic
This award-winning attraction is open seven days a week, year round, and features twice-daily performances by the talented resident dolphins and seals.
Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens is widely recognised as an outstanding Regional Botanic Garden. They offer a unique blend of flora and visitors will enjoy the beauty of native and exotic plants in a relaxing environment.
Marina and Jetty
Enjoy a stroll along the historic jetty and from the Marina to Muttonbird Island, home to nesting muttonbirds and a great vantage point for viewing dolphins and whales during the migration season. The Marina boasts several excellent restaurants; a gourmet ice cream shop, the fisherman’s co-op where you can enjoy great fish and chips and a selection of fresh, local seafood; and interesting gift shops. The Harbourside Markets are a must on Sundays: live music, food, art and craft; or take a beach buggy ride from the sea up into the hills.
Coffs Harbour is a perfect base for golfers being within a half hour drive of several excellent courses including Sawtell, Nambucca Heads, Coffs Harbour and the renowned Bonville International Golf Resort.
Other attractions include:
- Whale & dolphin watch cruises
- Bowling and service clubs
- Art galleries, craft shops & museums
- Marina and jetty fishing
- Horse and Camel riding
- Rainforest and National Park walks
- Kayaking, canoeing and white water rafting
- Diving, snorkelling and wonderful beaches to explore
- Stand-up paddle board hire
- Segway hire