Cheap Flights to Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour overview

Coffs Harbour is located halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Blessed with Australia's most livable climate, it's one of the original beach destinations. The beaches, starting from the south are Boambee Beach, Jetty Beach (close to the marina) and Park Beach, the main beach on Ocean Parade. Should you tire of making sand castles, there are plenty of activities including scuba diving, surf rafting, fishing, whale watching or bush walking.

There is a boardwalk close to the jetty area and 47 acres of lush, botanical gardens close by. Another Coffs Harbour institution is the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, which is home to 400 live Australian butterflies.

Off the coast, Muttonbird Island, part of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, is popular with bird watchers, whale watchers and scuba divers.

Coffs Harbour climate

Coffs Harbour has a subtropical climate. The summers are warm and wet and the winters are mild and dry.

When to fly to Coffs Harbour

Peak Season: 

The school holidays - December to late January - are high season for the beaches. Whale-watching season runs from June to November. 

Off Season: 

May to August is low season in Coffs Harbour. 

Shoulder Season: 

September to December, February and March are shoulder season months when Coffs Harbour is not as busy with tourists.

Getting around Coffs Harbour

There are several car hire companies and taxi services located at Coffs Harbour Airport. If you're not renting a car to get around, there are several bus services such as Busways, Ryans and Sawtell Coaches, which operate daily services.

Coffs Harbour insider information

  • Beaches further north of the town include Diggers, Campbells, Mid Sapphire, Moonee, Shelly and Emerald.
  • The Big Banana has a Sky Walk over the plantation, a multimedia theatre experience (The World of Bananas) and Australia's first three-story-high inflatable waterslide (The Banana Slip).
  • Boambee Creek Reserve is popular with families as the water is shallow and there are great playground facilities. Boambee Headland is a great spot for whale watching.
  • Dorrigo National Park is about an hour’s drive from Coffs Harbour. It’s a World Heritage Site with an excellent Rainforest Centre, which has "touchy feely" displays of the park’s flora and fauna. The Skywalk is worth doing. It’s a wooden platform above the tree canopy with amazing views across the park.

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How much do things cost in Coffs Harbour?

Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 1.63
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
£ 1.40
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 2.81
3 course meal for 2
£ 47.70
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 70.11
Pair of jeans
£ 57.53
Loaf of white bread
£ 1.50
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 14.03
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 3.20
A dozen eggs
£ 2.41
How much does transport cost in Coffs Harbour?
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 1
1 hour taxi waiting fee
£ 17
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2
1 mile taxi journey
£ 2

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