Coffs Harbour Tourism & Travel
Coffs Harbour Australia
Coffs Harbour with a population of over 50 000 is a subtropical seaside holiday town, 558 kilometres, 348.8 miles north of Sydney in Gumbainggir country. The gorgeous coastline is backed by hills that are covered in banana plantations. The area also produces timber, vegetables, dairy products and fish. There are several small islands offshore with fringing coral reefs and a plethora of fish, which makes for fabulous diving.
Coffs Harbour Beaches
Coffs Harbour beaches include Boambee Beach, Jetty Beach and Park Beach. Further north are Diggers Beach, Moonee Beach, Shelly Beach, Emerald Beach, and Sandy Beach.
Moonee Beach is a large beach with a small settlement and a foreshore lined with pine trees. Emerald Beach is also attractive and popular with surfers, and Sandy Beach is a lot quieter and more secluded.
The Big Banana
The famous Big Banana is an enormous yellow concrete banana found near Diggers Beach north of the town centre, a monument to the surrounding banana industry. You can take a look at a banana plantation by bus or monorail.
Coffs Harbour Zoo
The award-winning Coffs Harbour Zoo, set in beautifully landscaped gardens has nearly 400 different animals, an animal nursery and a rainforest aviary. Children are able to hand-feed kangaroos, waterbirds and wallabies.
Coffs Harbour Historical Museum
The Coffs Harbour Historical Museum showcases Aboriginal artefacts, cedar-getters' implements, mining and farming relics and the lantern from the South Solitary Island Lighthouse.
The Old Jetty Area and Muttonbird Island
The old jetty dates backs to 1892 when it gave a boost to the local timber industry.
Muttonbird Island is adjoined to the mainland by a breakwater that constitutes the northern arm of the harbour. Surrounded by rugged rocks, the island is home to the largest colony of wedge-tailed shearwaters in New South Wales.
Pet Porpoise Pool
Not far from the jetty is the Pet Porpoise Pool. It has performing porpoises, sea lions, live sharks, penguins and other marine animals, a reef tank and a native fauna sanctuary, as well as a cafe and souvenir shop.