Coffs Harbour is located on the north coast of NSW. It is around a 5hr 30min drive north of Sydney and five hours south of Brisbane.
Coffs Harbour is known for its stunning beaches, marine sanctuary, whale watching and the iconic Big Banana fun park.
Coffs Harbour has a warm, temperate climate, with warm summers and gentle winters. Rainfall is significant throughout the year. Summer temps range from 18°C to 27°C with winter temps from 8°C up to 19°C.
There is plenty of family accommodation to choose from around Coffs Harbour, many close to the local beaches and some offering resort style accommodation.


Breakfree Aanuka Beach

Located 2km north of Coffs harbour town centre, Aanuka Beach Resort is an absolute beachfront tropical style resort. It offers 6 room types to choose from - hotel rooms, Spa bures, and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom Spa villas. Facilities include 4 swimming pools, 3 spas, children's play area, tennis courts, day spa, bar and exercise room.

Opal Cove Resort

Opal Cove Resort is located on absolute beachfront in Korora Bay, 5 minutes north of Coffs Harbour. Accommodation includes resort and oceanside hotel rooms, junior suites, 2 and 3 bedroom self-contained villas and luxury 4 bedroom apartments. Facilities include a pool with slide, games room, sporting facilities and on-site restaurant.

Discovery Park Emerald Beach

Nestled between the beach and the bush at Emerald Beach, around 20km north of Coffs Harbour. Accommodation consists of a choice of one or two bedroom standard and superior cabins. Facilities include a swimming pool, waterpark, bouncing pillow, kids facilities, bbq, hire equipment, movie room and tennis court.

Aqualuna Beach Resort

Absolute beachfront location at Sapphire Beach, 6km north of Coffs Harbour. Accommodation is a choice of fully self-contained one or two bedroom apartments. Onsite facilities include a pool, tennis court, games room, gym, mini golf, bbq hut and day spa. Papa H Bar & Grill serving breakfast and dinner daily.

BIG 4 Park Beach

Located in central Coffs Harbour neighbouring the main beach and coastal creek reserve. BIG 4 Park Beach Holiday Park offers a number of accommodation types including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas as well as studio and beach cabins. There's a fun filled pool, Jumping Pillow, Kids Club and two playgrounds for the kids. Other facilities include a bbq area, basketball court, kids activities, pool table, toddler pool and TV room.

Boambee Bay Resort

Villa-style accommodation situated in a lush sub-tropical garden setting overlooking the Boambee Creek reserve, around 10km south of Coffs Harbour. Accommodation consists of one bedroom apartments and two bedroom units. Facilities include an adventure pool, children's playground, games room, indoor and outdoor spa, sauna, tennis and squash courts, gym, mini golf, canoes, bowls, family lounge and half basketball court.



Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning

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Coffs Harbour Treetop Adventure

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Byron Bay Dolphin Kayaking Tour

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Horse Riding Byron Bay Beach Ride

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Luxury Escapes


Beach mansion

Sapphire Beach
$1,774 avg/night

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Sapphire Retreat

Nautilus Beach
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Diggers Beach 5 bed

Diggers Beach
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Coffs Harbour things to do

Big Banana

The iconic Big Banana is a popular stop off point for holiday makers as they pass through Coffs Harbour. Stop for a pic in front of the 13 metre long banana and spend some time relaxing in the cafe and ice creamery. The Big Banana Fun Park is the biggest theme park between Sydney and the Gold Coast, featuring rides and attractions for all ages. There is laser tag, a 4d ride simulator, fun zone, toboggan, ice skating, giant slide, mini golf, theatre & tour, candy kitchen, reptile world, cafe and gift shop. The Water Park is available Sept - Apr and includes 4 heart stopping thrill slides and kids aqua play area.

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Park Beach is the main surfing beach in Coffs with year round patrols and bbq facilities. South of Park Beach is Jetty Beach, a protected beach perfect for families and further south is Boambee Beach. The popular northern beaches start with Diggers Beach, across the road from the Big Banana, which is a wide and sheltered beach with a bbq area and children's playground. Further north is the wide and open Sapphire Beach which offers playground facilities, parking and beach showers. 20km north of Coffs is Emerald Beach, a local surfing hotspot. It's quieter than some of the other beaches, as well as being a safe option for swimming.

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Niigi Niigi (Sealy Lookout)

Niigi Niigi (Sealy Lookout) in Orara East State Forest is Coffs Harbour's first eco-certified tourism attraction. It is located around 15 minutes north of Coffs Harbour. Niigi Niigi is home to the famous Forest Sky Pier, offering visitors an amazing panoramic view from mountains to the coast from 15 metres above the forest floor. You can experience the Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience tour and check out the local markets. The Gumgali Track is a 400m walk that leads to the stunning Korora lookout. It is the story of Gumgali, the black goanna and this walk is truly unique in that it offers a culturally rich experience surrounded by sparkling ocean and coastal landscape views.

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Bellingen and Dorrigo

Bellingen is located in the Coffs Coast hinterland about 30mins southwest of Coffs Harbour. It is situated on the beautiful Bellinger River and is a quaint, alternative, Nimbin like town with lots of restaurants, cafes and bars. Spend some time swimming or canoeing in the river or drive around the Promised Land and dip your toes in Never Never Creek. Close by is the Dorrigo National Park with the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest featuring some breathtaking waterfall walks and picnic spots.

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Coffs Harbour Markets

The Twilight Food Market is open every Friday (weather permitting) from the beginning of September until mid-April at Park Beach reserve. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. The Harbourside market is held every Sunday alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a range of unique art and craft and fresh local produce to choose from.

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Boambee Creek Reserve

Reflections Boambee Creek Reserve is a spectacular day reserve, just a short drive from Coffs Harbour, near the coastal village of Sawtell. A great place for a picnic the reserve offers peaceful waters ideal for kids to swim and paddle, stand-up paddle boarding and kids playground. There are plenty of picnic tables available, free bbqs and shady grassed areas. The reserve is perfect for fishing. There is also an on-site cafe.

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