QUINTESSENTIAL COFFS HARBOUR
Coffs, as it’s known to the locals, is a modern, vibrant city, situated approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane, right on the water on the Northern Coast of New South Wales. If you like a combination of natural beauty of country and coast, within a welcoming community, Coffs ticks the boxes. It can be a peaceful getaway, or a fun action-packed adventure, the choice is yours. The Things To Do In Coffs Harbour website offers a great overview and a positive, fun vibe along with beautiful photos.
If you have stuck to the capital cities within Australia, or just encountered Coffs while passing through, we encourage you to come, stop, stay a while and enjoy. It has a great deal to offer.
The best of land and sea come together in Coffs Harbour where you can walk the stunning national parks, whilst overlooking the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Nature reigns supreme here on the Central Coast of New South Wales. And there are activities to match every opportunity the natural environment offers.
Whale watching, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surf rafting – the coastline is stunning here in Coffs Harbour. Whether you want a fully guided activity, or just a dip in the ocean at sunrise or during the long, warm days, you’ll not be disappointed.
FOOD – THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE
Coffs offers a great selection of restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy. From the fine dining modern Australian, to casual family diners through to the new healthy eating options that have popped up and are taking the coast by storm. The list on the below Trip Advisor link, gives some excellent choices and makes it easy to browse and select places that appeal to your specific wishes. Of course, being a seaside town, good old fish and chips, eaten on the beach, from the paper, salty and hot with only the seagulls to keep you company is perfection in this lovely environment.
Fresh, local, seasonal. If you like to eat the best of food from the fertile surrounds of the Central Coast, you’re in luck in Coffs.
The big one is Bellingen Markets, on the third Saturday of every month. Over 250 stall holders pop up to offer the best of fresh produce, artisan products, crafts, live music and lots of other family entertainment. Just half and hours drive south of Coffs, it’s a great day out.
Harbourside Markets, held every Sunday, beside the jetty right in Coffs is another great place to wander, eat, browse the wares made by talented locals.
This site gives you a comprehensive overview of all the markets in the region.
GETTING TO COFFS HARBOUR
Being ideally located between Sydney and Brisbane, with many points of interest along the way, a road trip, stopping and settling in to Coffs Harbour is a great thing to do.
There are direct flights in to Coffs from Sydney and Melbourne too. In fact, Coffs Harbour Regional Airport is one of the largest and busiest regional airports in New South Wales. An easy hop - touch down and you’re there, no big-airport hassles, just a relaxed and welcoming new pace of life.
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