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Guide to Coffs Harbour
There is no bad time to visit Coffs Harbour, because of the region's mild climate year round and a dearth of things to do for the entire family.
Coffs Harbour Main Attractions
Spend a fun and educational afternoon at the Big Banana. Banana plantations play a large role in Coffs Harbour's economy. Families will be able to watch a presentation on bananas and tour a real plantation. Don't miss out on an opportunity to take a photo with the facility's namesake - a massive banana. For thrill seekers, the Big Banana also offers ice skating, water slides, toboggan rides, and more.
You wouldn't be able to visit Coffs Harbour without taking in a little surf action. Coffs Harbour boasts many beaches with swells ripe for the surfboard. The most popular surfing beach may be Park Beach, where conditions are favorable for surfers. If you or another family member doesn't know how to surf, there's no reason to worry: There are a slew of surfing schools in Coffs Harbour. Try out Lee Winkler's Surf School, East Coast Surf School, or Liquid Assets Adventures to start riding the waves.
Take a trip below the surface by scuba diving in the Solitary Islands Marine Park, located just off the coast from Coffs Harbour. With a number of islands and a broad stretch of area included in the park system, you will be treated to a variety of sights and species. Because of the islands unique location between the northern warm waters and cooler southern waters, scuba diving will reveal ecosystems of coral, fish, and animals typical to both regions. Several dive companies operate out of Coffs Harbour, including Jetty Dive and Banana Coast Divers.
Coffs Harbour is a town in a visually stunning region of Australia. Located on the eastern coast, Coffs Harbour looks out onto the Tasman Sea. The area's many beaches contrast with rainforests, banana plantations, and mountains.
Enjoy the culture of Coffs Harbour by planning your vacation around one of the main local events scheduled throughout the year. For example, book your trip to the area in January to enjoy the annual yacht race, Festival of Sail, and a family fishing tournament.
Fishing is another major attraction in Coffs Harbour. Anglers can choose to cast a line from the shore or book a deep-sea fishing charter through several companies, including Coffs Harbour Fishing Charters. River fishing is also available.
Take a unique opportunity and schedule your vacation to coincide with the only time each year the national parks services teams up with a helicopter company to take visitors to tour the isolated South Solitary Island Lighthouse.
Immerse yourself in aboriginal culture by visiting the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre. This facility features a gallery for the works of indigenous artisans.
Explore the great outdoors with an excursion to Bindarri National Park. Expect magnificent waterfalls and views while hiking through old-growth rainforests.
Spend a few hours at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery, a museum dedicated to black and white art. Converted from a WWII bunker, this gallery also features a large collection of cartoons.