Local Attractions

Attractions on the Coffs Coast


The Coffs Coast stretches up to 70km of golden sandy beaches. Within Coffs Harbour choose from 8 beaches each with their individual style. Whether a calm or wild surf beach is your chosen one, Coffs Harbour has it all. Surf the waves at Diggers Beach, enjoy water sports at Park Beach, explore tidal rock pools at Sawtell Beach, take the kids to Sapphire Beach, pack a picnic for Emerald Beach and stroll the boardwalk from Corindi Beach and check out the rare coastal rainforest.


Within the City Centre you'll find a vast array of boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Featuring 120 shops The Park Beach Plaza located just off the Pacific Highway is the place to be for all shopaholics, includes department stores, exclusive boutiques, super markets & food court. The Promenade is a shopping and restaurant complex situated overlooking Coffs Creek. You’ll find here designer outlets, homewares and fashion boutiques.

Outdoor Adventure

Coffs Coast is full of adventure and what is a better way to do it then outdoors! Ride wild rapids by white water rafting, take a bush buggy trip along the beach, hire some tackle and go fishing, take a helicopter ride and see Coffs Harbour at a bird’s eye view, explore undersea by scuba driving or snorkelling, hire a bike on a dedicated cycle route and take a cruise to spot some whales or bottle-nose dolphins.


There are a number of small, family run wineries on The Coffs Coast, offering free tastings and tours. One of which is Raleigh Vineyard and Winery producing a fine selection of reds, whites, ports and brandy creams. Visitors to the winery can enjoy a cheese platter and wine on the veranda overlooking the river, whilst looking out for dolphins which are frequently spotted playing.

Restaurant & Cafes

Coffs Harbour is a great destination for food lovers. Relax in a stylish restaurant. Dine with a view of the spectacular beaches. Taste award-winning wines and fresh produce at a vineyard cafe or restaurant. With an array of restaurants, cafes and pubs, the dining scene just gets better and better.

Solitary Islands Marine Park

Solitary Islands Marine Park is a small group of islands, stretching for about 70 km along the Coffs Coast, from Muttonbird Island in the south to Plover Island in the north. More than 500 species of fish, turtle species and various marine mammals cruise around 80 species of coral and a host of active ascidians.

The Big Banana

Coffs Harbour's most famous icon and one of Australia's original 'big' things. At 12m wide and 5m high, this is an unmissable sight whilst driving through Coffs Harbour.

History & Museums

The Coffs Harbour Regional Museum features a large collection of existing and new items of historical significance from the Coffs Harbour region, as well as temporary and travelling exhibitions.