Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour offers practically any activity that you are looking for, both in the water, air and on dry land. The setting is attractive and the beaches are also good. The main beach is Park Beach, just north of the town, which starts off a row of decent beaches all along the coast. Jetty Beach is the closest to the town and is good for both swimming and surfing. However, if you want great surf then head to Diggers Beach, Headland Beach and Macauleys Beach.

Coffs Harbour also has several good diving spots in the area, particularly off of the Solitary Islands where there are a variety of unusual fish species. The Goolang and Nymboida Rivers are also popular, where white-water rafting is a speciality. There are also plenty of other tourist attraction companies in the area.

If you are looking for excitement but on a more relaxed scale then head to the gorgeous rainforest and gardens around Coffs Harbour. From the North Coast Botanic Gardens you can join the Coffs Creek Walk which takes you along the creek into the town centre. It is a very popular walk where you will see plenty of different species of plantlife. There are also numerous Aboriginal sites in the nearby rainforests which should be visited. From the towns breakwater you can get to Muttonbird Island, aptly named due to the growing number of Muttonbirds on the island. It is also a great place to spot whales from during the migration both north and south along the coast.

Coffs Harbour - Big BananaThe Big Banana has been a Coffs Harbour attraction for approximately forty years. The Big Banana measures a staggering 11 metres long, 5 metres high and 2.4 metres wide. This famous 'big' icon is home to a variety of attractions, including an elevated walkway through the banana plantation and a number of retail outlets and eateries. The walkway provides access to the Coffs Coast Lookout, where migrating whales can often be viewed between July and October.

The town centre is based around Grafton Street and High Street. Grafton Street joins the Pacific Highway, while High Street offers a large shopping mall and leads you to the jetty and beach areas. You can get around the town on the Coffs Harbour Coaches or Sawtell Coaches. For travelling further afield go to Urara Park. Premier Motor Service can take you to most places both north and south along the coast, and has reasonable prices. You can also get buses to Grafton and Nabucca Heads from Park Avenue in the town centre. You can also catch the train from the train station on High Street.

Coffs Harbour offers a variety of accommodation, including hostels, hotels and motels. Entertainment is good in Coffs Harbour, although things really get going at the weekend, with live bands playing at the Plantation Hotel and Sawtell RSL Club. There are also plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from if you want to eat out, as well as plenty of snack bars inside the High Street Mall.

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