Destination guide

Comely beaches and kitschy fun in Coffs Harbour

One of the largest urban centres in the North Coast region of Australia, Coffs Harbour has it all. Once dominated by the agricultural industry and dotted with banana plantations, the city is now better known for beautiful beaches, garden havens for blossoms and butterflies, amusement parks and every form of watery fun from surfing to fishing. Coffs Harbour vacation rentals are the perfect place to launch an adventure tour through the rainforest or a family-fun vacation full of wildlife encounters and long, languid beach days.

Things to do

Get cheered up by Coffs Harbour's big banana

The silliest, and yet most iconic, attraction in Coffs Harbour is the Big Banana amusement park, where you can ice skate, take a toboggan ride, play mini-golf or simply pose for a selfie in front of a giant banana. It's a treat for kids of all ages. The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden provides more lovely, and perhaps more dignified, selfie backdrops. There's a lush rainforest, greenhouses and colourful gardens. Further inland is Coffs Harbour Butterfly house, which has a greenhouse filled with native butterflies and insects.


Pedal or paddle your way through a picture-perfect landscape

One of Coffs Harbour vacation rentals' best features is their proximity to gorgeous beaches. Drop your bags and head out to the main one, Park Beach, were surfers catch waves and more experienced swimmers dive in. There's a quieter beach at the mouth of Coffs Creek, sheltered from surf-worthy waves and great for families with little kids. Kayaking along the creek and in various rivers nearby is a popular pastime, or if boats aren't your thing, explore the landscape on horseback or by mountain bike.


You can't scoff at any season in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour's subtropical climate translates to warmth, sun and year-round happiness, and Coffs Harbour vacation rentals are a good bet no matter the season. Winter lows rarely drop below 9ºC and summer highs top out nicely at 26ºC. The warmer months are more humid, and you're more likely to get caught in a summer shower. If you refuse to buy an umbrella, book in winter to stay dry. Look for availability between April and December, when outdoor markets are open. September is a good month for outdoor festivals.

Natural highlights

Wild animals find safe harbour in Coffs Harbour

The most obvious natural wonders luring visitors to Coffs Harbour are those beautiful beaches, but that's just the beginning of the city's attractions of the unprocessed variety. In the waters just off the marina is the Solitary Islands Marine Park, where coral reefs are on display and whales swim by for seasonal visits. Just east of the park is the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which features a learning centre and a wedge-tailed shearwater bird population in the thousands. Keep an eye out for the birds' adorable offspring.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Coffs Harbour

The nearest airport is in Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS), located 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Coffs Harbour Station.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Coffs Harbour?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 308 holiday rentals around Coffs Harbour. From 186 holiday houses to 100 flats & apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Coffs Harbour is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Coffs Harbour?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Coffs Harbour. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Park Beach Plaza: 433 holiday rentals
  • Coffs Harbour Racecourse: 442 holiday rentals
  • Dolphin Marine Magic: 433 holiday rentals
  • Coffs Harbour Marina: 432 holiday rentals
  • North Coast Botanic Gardens: 437 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Coffs Harbour listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Coffs Harbour?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 186 Houses in Coffs Harbour. Our other popular types of Coffs Harbour holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 100 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 9 holiday houses
  • Villas: 26 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Coffs Harbour?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 127 holiday homes with pool available in Coffs Harbour. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.