Coffs Harbour Attractions

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour may be best known for its beaches, but there's more to this coastal city than meets the eye. From the Big Banana to the Clog Barn, there's heaps of quirky places to see during your stay. Start planning your itinerary today with our guide to Coffs Harbour's top attractions.

Take a photo with The Big Banana

No trip to Coffs Harbour would be complete without visiting the city's most recognisable landmark, The Big Banana. After you've snapped a photo out the front, head inside to check out their new and improved amusement park, where you can take on everything from waterslides to laser tag with your mates. On the way out, be sure to drop by the Candy Kitchen for some of their signature banana-flavoured treats to go.

Visit a miniature Dutch village

Experience the streets of Holland without the long-haul flight at The Clog Barn. On arrival, you'll be able to see a clog making demonstration, followed by a tour of the miniature Dutch village, which was handcrafted by owner, Tom Hartsuyker. For the full experience, book a cabin at the Clog Barn Holiday Park and take a dip in the world's only clog-shaped pool.

Go underground at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery

Tucked away in a retired World War II bunker, the aptly named Bunker Cartoon Gallery is home to the largest collection of contemporary cartoons in the Southern Hemisphere. From children's comics to political satire, this unique gallery has a constant rotation of exhibitions to suit all senses of humour. And, with a wide range of books available from the gift shop, you can share the laughs with your mates back home.

Take a dip at a Coffs Harbour beach

Coffs Harbour may be known for its surfing beaches, but that doesn't mean casual swimmers can't enjoy a dip on the coast. For year-round calm waters, you can't beat Jetty Beach, or head to Moonee Beach for a little bit of swell and plenty of shade.

Cruise the coast to Nambucca Heads

For a change of scenery, take a day trip to Nambucca Heads and make a splash at Shelly Beach. After a day on the water, fire up one of the public barbeques and kick back with a bite to eat on the sand or hire a kayak and paddle inland to Macksville. Home to a handful of waterside restaurants, this inland town is the perfect place to refuel before heading back to Coffs Harbour.

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