About Coffs HarbourAbout Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour has a sub-tropical climate and our region is rated by the CSIRO as the most temperate climate on the East Coast of Australia - which means great weather. Average Summer temperature hovers around 26 c while Winter temperatures average a pleasant 18 c
Coffs Harbour is a major coastal resort town. Originally famous for it's banana industry, Coffs Harbour now thrives on tourism with the tourism and accommodates to suit all tastes and budgets. Some of the many activities and attractions include fishing, surfing and whale watching, it also has great shopping with two major retail shopping centres. Visitors to our region also have the choice of magnificent beaches to mountains areas, national parks, a choice of top rated restaurants, weekly markets, horse riding or for the more adventurous sky diving, white water rafting, scuba diving and deep sea and Game fishing charters. The lively and colourful marina and wharf are a must see and a variety of local art and craft stores. Coffs Harbour is also the home of the Big Banana and its many attractions and entertainment such as toboggan rides, indoor snow ski, ice skating rink and tours on our the local banana industry works.
Located 530kms north of Sydney and 395km south of Brisbane on the holiday coast the region has a steady growth with a population of over 70,000 people which increases to over 100,000 in the peak holiday season.
How to get there
Air - QANTAS and VIRGIN BLUE operate regular flights (about an hour long)from Sydney, Brisbane and Newcastle to Coffs Harbour Airport, the largest regional airport in NSW. There are convenient connections to all capital cities.
Driving - Sydney to Coffs Harbour is approximately a 6hr drive or 530kms. Brisbane to Coffs Harbour is approximately a 4.5hr drive or 395kms.
Coming from the west? Travel via New England along the scenic Waterfall Way through Dorrigo & Bellingen.
Rail - COUNTRYLINK runs regular daily services from Sydney and Brisbane to Coffs Harbour.
Coach - GREYHOUND PIONEER, McCAFFERTY'S EXPRESS COACHES and PREMIER MOTOR SERVICES operate regular services to Coffs Harbour from many areas.