Located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, the subtropical climate, tranquil rainforests and clean uncrowded beaches of Coffs Harbour make it one of the most popular family holiday destinations on the New South Wales north coast.
The traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region are the Gumbaynggirr people. Their nation stretches from the Nambucca River in the south to around the Clarence River in the north and to the Great Dividing Range in the west.
Start your exploration of Coffs Harbour with a short drive up to Sealy Lookout in Bruxner Park, northwest of the city, where you'll enjoy superb views of the city and beaches below from the Forest Sky Pier.
Stroll along the historic old timber jetty and the foreshore promenade in town. Buy fish and chips from the Fishermen's Co-op at the adjacent marina and watch the fishing boats unload their fresh catch. From here, you can walk from the mainland to Muttonbird Island, where there are spectacular 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, islands, marina and mountains.
Coffs Harbour offers plenty of fun activities for all ages. Children will especially love the Big Banana, Butterfly House, Pet Porpoise Pool, Coffs Harbour Zoo and the National Marine Science Centre Aquarium.