Located approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, Coffs Harbour is a major coastal resort town famous for its bananas, fishing and beautiful beaches. Fringed to one side by long sandy beaches and the waters of the South Pacific Ocean and to the other by lush green rain forested world-heritage wilderness areas and fertile farming lands, Coffs Harbour has become a major holidaying destination for national and international visitors.

Facts

Population

32,000

Currency

Australian Dollar (AUD) $1 = 100 cents

Opening hours

Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Some retailers are open on Sunday including the Plaza which also trades to 9pm on Thursdays.

Newspapers

The Coffs Coast Advocate The Coffs Harbour & District Independent News – Free weekly publication Sydney Morning Herald (State) The Australian (National)

Tourist information

Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre Address: Cnr Pacific Highway and McLean St Tel: +61 2 66 52 15 22

Travel to Coffs Harbour

Schedule your flights to Coffs Harbour with Etihad Airways and set off to what has been a classic tourist destination for half a century, giving families and individuals a pleasant, sunny holiday for decades. Whether you prefer the tranquillity of the beach or the adrenaline of rafting and jet skiing, this coastal city has something for any would-be traveller.

Top 5 Things To Do in Coffs Harbour

  • Discover the treasures of the six islands of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, with its dolphins, clown fish, coral reefs and more
  • Take a dip in the ocean at one of Coffs Harbour’s beautiful beaches where many holiday-makers go to swim
  • Stroll in the Butterfly House for a slice of the rainforest in all its exquisite glory and many different species of creatures
  • Enjoy the daily sea life shows at Dolphin Marine Magic, and see the penguins, green sea turtles and endangered Australian sea lions
  • If you’re feeling more adventurous, try your hand at scuba diving off the coast and see the gorgeous sea up close and personal

Plan Your Coffs Harbour Holiday

As a south Australian city, the best time to book tickets to Coffs Harbour is during the warmer months of December to February. At these times the sea will glisten, the heat will be perfect for swimming, and the long days will make for a more relaxing holiday. However, this part of the world is warm and pleasant year round, so to beat the crowds a spring or autumn trip may be preferable - particularly when looking for cheap hotels in Coffs Harbour. Finding flight deals to Coffs Harbour is easy with Etihad’s popular deals section. These will be particularly prevalent during the off-peak June to August months, when the weather is cooler and the beaches not as busy.

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