- A string of unspoilt beaches backed by an escarpment covered in lush rainforest
- Famous for its World Heritage-listed rainforest and Solitary Islands Marine Park
- Six hours’ drive north of Sydney. Fly from Sydney and Melbourne with Virgin Blue and QantasLink.
Why go there
The Great Dividing Range meets the sea on the Coffs Coast, forming a stunning backdrop to the area’s white beaches. An outstanding holiday destination, Coffs Harbour and its neighbouring towns offer a range of attractions, from adventure sports and world-class golf courses to art galleries and alfresco cafés.
Scattered along the Coffs Coast are a number of delightful seaside towns, such as Sawtell, Nambucca Heads and Macksville.
Things to do
- Kayak through Bongil Bongil National Park.
- Tee off at one of the region’s 12 golf courses.
- Sample the local produce, including Nambucca River oysters, Dorrigo potatoes and Coffs Coast bananas.
- Go fishing or scuba diving in the Solitary Islands Marine Park, off the coast at Coffs Harbour.
- Browse in quirky stores in Bellingen, renowned as a centre for arts and crafts.
- Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race and Festival of Sails in January.
- Celtic Thunder, Coffs Harbour, in June.
- Bellingen Jazz Festival, Bellingen, in August.
- Rusty Iron Rally, Macksville, in September.
- Coffs Coast International Buskers and Comedy Festival, Coffs Harbour, in September.
- Coffs Coast Food and Wine Festival, Coffs Harbour, in October.