Coffs Harbour is a tranquil destination in the midst of the Coffs Coast, about a six-hour drive north of Sydney. It makes an ideal destination for virtually any type of travel, from family excursions to anniversary trips. This welcoming coastal city in New South Wales is replete with beaches, from Jetty Beach near the marina with calm swimming waters to Moonee Beach in the north. The area also has plenty of food and wine, and sits conveniently near the Bundagaree Rainforest.
Places to see in Coffs Harbour
No matter if you’re travelling to Coffs Harbour on your own, alongside your sweetheart, or with the whole family in tow, you’ll have plenty to do once you arrive in town. The Big Banana, which is exactly what it sounds like, is vestige of Coffs Harbour’s formerly booming banana industry and now one of the area’s most well-known and wackiest attractions. You’ll also find an abundance of outdoor activities and adventures, not the least of which is the Pet Porpoise Pool at the Dolphin Marine Magic.
If you’re the bushwalking type, a stroll through Dorrigo National Park is an experience unlike any other. The park’s Skywalk boardwalk provides unparalleled views of the rainforest, while the Crystal Shower Falls offer you an alternative perspective by inviting you to walk behind the rushing water. Meanwhile, if shopping is your idea of a good time, Harbour’s Bellingen Community Markets feature more than 250 vendors with plenty of wares for you to peruse. And for times when hunger strikes, the nearby Jetty Strip has more than 20 eateries eager to serve your next meal. Additional attractions in this area include a botanic garden, butterfly sanctuary, and a chocolate factory among many other delightful destinations.
If you’re interested in escaping the cold, Coffs Harbour is the place for you. Home to a humid, subtropical climate, the city is bathed by sunlight for an average of 122 days annually. Summer, in addition to being the warmest time of year, is when Coffs Harbour receives the most rainfall. Alternatively, winter in this city is usually more dry, with moderate temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius. A crisp ocean breeze cools down those hot summer days, while the same wind keeps the coast a bit warmer during winter. Depending upon which time of year you travel, the humidity of Coffs Harbour can come on strong, so be sure to plan—and pack—accordingly.
Coffs Harbour Where to Stay in Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour accommodation is quite diverse. Everything from camping sites and guest houses to impressive resorts are available on Expedia.co.uk for your next holiday. Enjoy clean, spacious Coffs Harbour hotels that offer amenities such as private pools, glass atriums, and stunning views of neighbouring banana plantations. For a truly upscale experience, stay at one of the region’s 4- or 5-star resorts and enjoy upgraded amenities such as lagoons, Boules courts, and miniature golf courses.
The temperature is rarely if ever miserable in Coffs Harbour. If you visit in the winter, from June through August, expect temperatures around 18 degrees Celsius. In the summer months, the temperature swells to only a comfortable 26 degrees Celsius.
You can arrive in Coffs Harbour via air, rail, or car. Whilst in the area, plan on hiring a car or taking a taxi between points of interest. The Coffs NightRider bus offers convenient rides for getting home after dark.
Coffs Harbour offers something for any active traveller. Hike the rainforest, surf the water just off the coast, and retreat to a comfortable hotel or villa when the day is done. Accommodation in Coffs Harbour is easy to book here on Expedia.co.uk, whether you seek a hotel suite in the commercial centre or relaxing villa adjacent to the beach. Search our helpful map to find a Coffs Harbour hotel in just the right neighbourhood and book your next coastal holiday here today!