Waterfall Way

The scenic drive from New England to Coffs Harbour



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Coffs Harbour



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Coffs Harbour

Welcome to Coffs Harbour!  Coffs Harbour is a magic place to visit or to live.  It is located approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane on the Pacific Highway. It has great weather.


The mountains of the Great Dividing Range reach down towards the coast at Coffs Harbour providing increased opportunities for adventure and activities.


Coffs also offers a great and varied night life with one of the highlights being the restaurant precent around the jetty.


The shopping in and around Coffs Harbour has developed significantly over the last decade; both in quality and quantity.


There is also a great range of accommodation from camping grounds to backpackers, to hotels, motels, units and resorts.  Visit the Coffs Harbour Accommodation Guide to find out more.






It is little wonder such a diverse range of tourists include a stay in Coffs Harbour. Known as the one of only two regions in Australia where the mountains reach down to the sea the area also boasts the most temperate climate in Australia. Coffs Harbour is not just a sparkling sea side holiday retreat, although it is most certainly that too, it also offers more adrenalin packed activities than any other one destination between Sydney and Brisbane. Given its ideal location, just six hours driving from Sydney, five from Brisbane and two to three hours from New England it is easily reached while offering the best of the coast and the hinterland.

learn-to-dive ticket courses. The waters in the Marine Park present a merging of temperate and sub-tropical, affording the chance to view many different marine species.

White water rafting and sea kayaking are two other very popular water activities.

The spectacular mountain top World Heritage listed Dorrigo Rainforest, the city's botanical gardens and local forests ensure those interested in flora and fauna are also well catered for.

The range of accommodation provided covers everything from backpacker (backpackers love the area because of the wide range of activities and attractions) bunks, camping and caravan establishments, bed and breakfast operations, self contained, guest houses, hotels, motels through to a number of fine resorts. School holiday and long weekend periods place high demand on accommodation, but generally outside of those times the full range is available with rates that will generally please.

The rejuvenated City Centre retail precinct (outdoor dining has taken on a whole new meaning) and the Park Beach Plaza/Home Base complexes will ensure the opportunity to shop is not lost during any visit, while tourist icons such as the Big Banana and the Pet Porpoise Pool ensure the children are not forgotten. The Big Banana is putting the final touches to their indoor ski slope. This will add yet another exciting activity for our visitors, both young and old.

Once in Coffs Harbour visitors are tempted with an array of activities so comprehensive they frequently have to extend their stay to fit in all they would like to see and do. Beginning with the more sedate the area boasts seventeen beaches for either lazing, swimming or surfing, a museum showing regional history, a fully restored jetty, a host of fine eating establishments, a number of `watering holes' for the refreshing beer, a meal or perhaps to catch some entertainment. Active sports fans can participate at a numerous local venues and golfers can enjoy a large number of choices including resort courses, the 27 hole centrally situated Coffs Harbour Golf Club or the renowned Bonville International course. A specially prepared colour booklet showing our golf courses has been prepared and is available to intending visitors.

The Solitary Islands Marine Park is right on our doorstep and a number of different activities are based around this unique area.

Fishing is also a favourite activity. Beach, reef and game fishing are all catered for with regular launch trips leaving the marina each morning and returning around midday. Dive operators look after those seeking aquatic adventure and also operate very competitive

Located on the Pacific Highway alongside the Urara Park coach terminal the Coffs Coast Visitors Information Centre is open 9am until 5pm 363 days a year to serve your needs.

The Centre has an extensive range of brochures and information on local attractions and activities and the staff and volunteers are only too happy to suggest how you can best enjoy your stay in the region. There is also a panel display and maps providing information on coastal reserves, hinterland forests, and the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

Another service offered by the Centre is an accommodation or activity booking service so if you are looking to travel to the area, or arrive in Coffs Harbour without a reservation the team there will be only too happy to locate a property that suits your needs and your budget Should you be planning an event such as a wedding, re-union or sporting event in the Coffs Harbour area the reservation team will take all the worry regarding booking accommodation from you.  


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