Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

The friendly beachside city of Coffs Harbour is Coffs Coast’s vibrant heart. Surrounded by National Parks and facing the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the natural environment and uncrowded beaches are complemented by exciting activities and attractions, excellent shopping, fantastic accommodation and award-winning cafés and restaurants.

Coffs Harbour sits in a unique position where the Great Dividing Range meets the Australian East Coast. The subtropical city lies between the forested hills and sparkling blue waters. Coffs Harbour is a modern city with a small-town atmosphere – and the hub from which to explore Coffs Coast’s enormous selection of things to see and do.

To get a feel for the 'lay of the land', take the 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.

Coffs Harbour’s city centre and CBD are situated close to the highway. The City Centre’s unique shops and boutiques, al fresco cafés and the Thursday Growers’ Market are popular with office workers, regular shoppers and visitors alike.

The popular Jetty and Harbourside district is a few kilometres to the east along Harbour Drive, just past The Promenade with its shops and restaurants overlooking Coffs Creek. The ‘Jetty Strip’ opposite the Jetty Village Shopping Centre features around 15 cafés and restaurants offering indoor and al-fresco dining.

Take a stroll along the Jetty foreshores, the historic Jetty itself, the Marina and the North Wall breakwall and admire the scenic harbour views. The hilly island dominating this view is Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, home to thousands of wedge-tailed shearwaters. Its walking track offers exceptional views back to Coffs Harbour.

Many places to stay are located in the Park Beach area, just across Coffs Creek from the Jetty area, while a string of resorts are found a few kilometres north again. Park Beach is also where you’ll find Park Beach Plaza, the region’s largest shopping mall.

Coffs Harbour is paradise for kids, who won’t be able to decide whether to go surfing, swimming, fishing, go-karting or visiting Coffs Coast’s many popular attractions. With literally hundreds of wonderful things to do and see in and around Coffs Harbour.

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