By Stephanie Williams & Georgia Rickard
Located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, the subtropical climate, tranquil rainforests and clean uncrowded beaches of Coffs Harbour ("Coffs" to locals) make it one of the most popular family holiday destinations on the New South Wales north coast. With natural attractions, adventure activities and cultural pursuits in equal measure, Coffs Harbour works well for singles, couples and families. It’s also a good halfway point between Sydney and Brisbane if you’re road tripping along the Pacific Coast.
HOW TO GET THERE
Coffs Harbour is 540 kilometres (335 miles) north of Sydney and 400 kilometres (248 miles) south of Brisbane, and a popular place to stop when driving between the two cities. Trains operate daily from Sydney and Brisbane; several domestic airlines connect Coffs Harbour with Sydney and other Australian cities.
- Snap a selfie with the Big Banana
- Dive or snorkel the Solitary Islands Marine Park
- Follow the Arts & Culture Trail