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The locals refer to Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS) as “Coffs Coast” and it’s only a hop, skip, and a jump away from the town center (5 minute drive).
Hop on a bus - buses run to and from the airport into the town in line with flight arrival and departure times. They are operated by Sawtell Coaches and fairly inexpensive to ride. This is the cheapest and easiest way to get into the city although make sure you check the timetables and plan ahead as they don’t run all day long.
Action Coach and Shuttle Services - operates an airport shuttle bus at Coffs Harbour Regional Airport to all the major resorts and the surrounding districts.
Hire a taxi or rent a car - All the usual suspects are available at Coffs if you want to rent a car and drive by yourself. Just make sure you drive on the correct side of the road. Taxis are also everywhere and can take you wherever you need to be.
Walk - for the more adventurous light traveller, Coffs Harbour is only a short walk from the airport, taking about 30-45 minutes or so. Being that Coffs is a destination for backpackers and adventurists; you might meet a new mate on your walk into town.
Coffs Harbour is known for its beaches, hiking, dining, and rich culture. Oh and did we mention the Big Banana? Yep it’s big (and a great place to go if you have kids). You can spend time scuba diving, surfing, whale watching, or just sitting on the beach soaking up the sun on the coast. There’s also a rich rainforest nearby where you can take the skywalk through the canopy to experience wildlife up close and personal.
If you’re into animal encounters you can visit the Butterfly House, or Shearwater Nesting on Muttonbird Island. Lots of wildlife calls Coffs Harbour home, including the marine animals that you’ll get a peek at if you go diving. Coffs also boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in New South Wales like Park Beach, Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour (a family friendly surf beach) and Sawtell Beach. When you travel north, you’ll find even more sandy destination beaches like Woolgoolga Beach, Sapphire Beach, and Emerald. The Arrawarra and Corindi beaches are a bit higher north but also very sought out traveler destinations.
Coffs is home to a number of annual festivals like the Coffs Festival of Cycling, Coffs Jetty Carnival, Dorrigo Show, and the Bellingen Winter Music Festival that provide entertainment and activity for you and your mates. There’s a lot going on around Coffs and you can see a full list of events here.
The best and most popular places to eat when you’re staying in Coffs are at the Jetty. It’s filled with every type of restaurant you could imagine including some of the best beef, seafood, and kangaroo in the region. Coffs maintains a relaxed, country feeling that makes you feel right at home whether you’re out eating or just taking a stroll through town. Make sure you get up early (at least one day) and head down to the Jetty area for breakfast too. There are a handful of cafés in town that serve up a big brekkie if you set your alarm clock and make it in time.
There are a handful of places in town where you can have a cold drink. You can stop by The Element Bar, The Coffs Hotel, Sawtell Hotel, The Coast Hotel, The Plantation Hotel, or the Green House Tavern to have a good time. Most places where the nightlife is vibrant are right next to each other so walking from place to place is doable.
Coffs is a family-friendly backpacker destination. It’s a place where you can experience rich wildlife, layout at Coffs Coast Regional Park, or visit the Botanical Garden to experience the lush rainforest.
The more adventurous person may enjoy skydiving, whitewater rafting, or the 40-ft. waterfall at Dorrigo National Park. If you’re into bushwalking, Dorrigo is the place to go to immerse yourself in the beauty of the rainforest. It’s also a favorite destination for birdwatchers with over 120 species of birds recorded to date.
Coffs Harbour has something for everyone and isn’t as crowded or nearly as expensive as some of the other tourist destinations in Australia. It’s relaxed but lively, peaceful yet adventurous, and a place where you can enjoy a nap on the beach or jump out of a plane on the same day. Book your flight into Coffs from Sydney or Melbourne and get some of the lowest cost domestic airfares available in Australia.