Coffs Harbour:

Population: 47,709 (2006)
Established: 1870s
Postcode: 2450
Elevation: 21 m (69 ft)
Location:
  • 540 km (336 mi) from Sydney
  • 440 km (273 mi) from Brisbane
  • 254 km (158 mi) from Surfers Paradise
  • Local Government Area: City of Coffs Harbour
    State District: Coffs Harbour
    Federal Division: Cowper
    Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
    23.3 °C 14.0 °C 1,674.6 mm

    Coffs Harbour is a coastal city located on the north coast of New South Wales about 540 km north of Sydney, 385 km north of Newcastle, and 440 km south of Brisbane. The region has a wintertime population of over 70,000 people that swells to 100,000 in the holiday seasons. Popular with people wanting to relocate from big cities to small towns on the coast or in rural areas, Coffs Harbour continues to grow at an exceptional rate, with a population projection of 80,000 by the year 2016. According to the CSIRO, Coffs Harbour has the most liveable climate in Australia, and it is nestled between a high mountain backdrop and dozens of "unspoiled" beaches. Coffs Harbour's economy is based mainly on farming, tourism, and manufacturing. The city has a campus of Southern Cross University, a public and a private hospital, several radio stations, and three major shopping centres. Coffs Harbour is near numerous National Parks, including a Marine National Park. There are multiple regular passenger flights each day to Sydney, Brisbane and Port Macquarie. Coffs Harbour is also accessible by road, by Countrylink trains, and by regular bus services.

    Coffs Harbour All-Terrain Segway Tour more_vert
    $79.00 AUD Book
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    Experience off-roading on an all-terrain Segway as you glide around the resort grounds of Opal Cove Resort on this 1-hour tour in Coffs Harbour. You'll receive training on the Segway from a guide, who makes sure you feel comfortable on your personal transportation device. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking.

    Your all-terrain Segway adventure starts at Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour, where you'll master how to operate your Segway before setting off with your guide. Hands-on training will be provided which is about 10 minutes.

    When everyone is 'rider ready,' travel around the resort, through the bush, the undulating grounds whilst catching views of the Pacific Ocean. As you cruise along with your guide, savour the unique feeling a Segway provides—to enjoy the same views and sights you would if walking but able to cover more ground and soak up the breeze as you go.

    Segway Tours are only recommended for those seeking a unique and exciting experience.

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    Coffs Harbour Ground Rush or Max Freefall Tandem Skydive on the Beach more_vert
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    Jump out of a plane from up to 7,000 or 15,000 feet in the air (2,134 or 4,572 meters) on this 2 hour tandem skydiving adventure in Coffs Harbour. Enjoy thrill of freefalling with an instructor before your parachute opens and you both float above the coast and Solitary Islands Marine Reserve, landing on the beach. When booking, select your skydiving height and preferred time.

    Most awesome beach skydive experience in Australia.  

    We love skydiving, we love life!  We are fun, energetic and professional.  The gift you will find here is a connection to your fun side, the courageous and connected you who can achieve anything.  Skydiving may change your life….

    Our focus is on excellence - from the welcome you receive, to the quality of training from our energetic and passionate team. We skydive in an incredible beach location.  We create connection and trust, so we can share your amazing and life changing experience. We offer legendary skydives. What are you looking for?  Maybe we can help you to find it….

    Skydive over 300km of pristine coastline, your backdrop is the Great Dividing Range.  You land on the beach in the pristine Solitary Islands Marine Reserve.  Imagine standing on the beach, your heart pumping, feeling totally blissed out, you’ve just landed!  You look to the waves, then back up at the sky, and realise “I can fly”!  It’s the best feeling on earth.

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    Dorrigo Adventure Day with Kayaking, Zorb Soccer and meals included more_vert
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    Our friendly guides will pick you up from your accommodation and we will wind our way up the scenic Waterfall Way to the majestic Dangar Falls. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and a swim at this tranquil location before entering Dorrigo National Park - World Heritage Area. Hike through the Gondwana Rainforest and experience the spectacular view from behind Crystal Falls. From the SkyWalk Lookout you will enjoy breathtaking views over the canopy all the way to the coast.

    Next stop, sunny Sawtell! Time to get your adrenaline pumping and laugh like never before. Bounce, crash and tumble in the crazy game of Zorb Soccer! What better way to end the day than with a gentle paddle on a kayak or paddle board to our sunset BBQ dinner location.

    Approximately 9 - 9:30am pick up from your accommodation

    Relax in our air conditioned vehicle as we drive for approximately an hour up Waterfall Way

    Dangar Falls - Swim and lunch

    Dorrigo National Park - Gondwana Rainforests - World Heritage Area - Crystal Falls hike or substitue when walk closed by National Park

    Return to the coast in our airconditioned vehicle and regain your energy for an action packed afternoon

    Arrive in Sawtell to play Zorb soccer

    Bonville Creek or substitute - Kayak or paddle board

    Outdoor BBQ Dinner

    Drop off at accommodation after sunset   

    Total driving time: 2.5 hours (approximately)

    Please note: Times are approximate and itinerary may change without notice.

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    Dorrigo and Bellingen Day Trip from Coffs Harbour more_vert
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    Explore the Coffs Coast hinterland on this wonderful day tour.  Enjoy spectacular views from Dorrigo Plateau to the sea. Stroll through the World Heritage National Park, with beautiful waterfalls, ancient rainforests, and nature at its finest.  Explore the township of Bellingen, with its variety of eateries, specialty shops and galleries that reflect the character and talents of this fascinating community, before returning to the sea-breezes of Coffs Harbour.

    8:30am-9am:
    Pick up from your accommodation in Coffs Harbour.

    9am-10am
    Drive through the Bellinger Valley along Waterfall Way to the Dorrigo Plateau.

    10am-10:30am:
    Dangar Falls. Enjoy the view, take a short walk and refresh with morning tea.

    10:30am-12:30pm:
    Dorrigo National Park Skywalk and Interpretive Centre, for spectacular views and rainforest walks.  A picnic lunch is included at no extra cost.

    12:30pm-1:30pm:
    Drive back down the escarpment, enjoying amazing scenery.

    1:30pm-2pm:
    Explore Bellingen township. Purchase a snack at one of the many cafes, and check out the galleries and specialty stores in this wonderful town.

    2pm-3pm:
    Drive to beautiful Raleigh Winery where you can taste and purchase locally produced wine.

    3pm-3:30pm
    Recline your seat and relax as you journey home to Coffs Harbour!

    Please note: Times are approximate and itinerary may change without notice.

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    Coastal Sightseeing Day Tour from Coffs Harbour more_vert
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    Explore the Coffs Coast’s waterside highlights on this wonderful day tour. Enjoy spectacular views across the Pacific Ocean where the rain-forest truly meets the sea! Stroll along the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, with beautiful waterways, pounding surf, and a climate that some describe as the best in the world. Explore the beach-side villages of Urunga, Sawtell and Emerald Beach, with their variety of eateries, specialty shops and galleries that reflect the character and talents of this fascinating community. Spot some wildlife and enjoy the views from numerous headlands and look outs. Enjoy a drive through the countryside before tasting some local produce at Two Tails Winery and returning to the sea-breezes of the Coffs Harbour.

    8:30am-9am:
    Pick up from your accommodation in Coffs Harbour.

    9am-10am
    Walk the beautiful Urunga seaside boardwalk. Keep your eyes peeled for marine and bird life.

    10am-11am:
    Enjoy a complimentary morning tea at Sawtell.  Time to explore the village shops and scenery.

    11am-12pm:
    Visit the iconic Big Banana.
    Enjoy the amazing view from Sealy Lookout.

    12:00pm-2:00pm:
    Head to Emerald Beach and Moonee Beach Reserve to spot kangaroos and enjoy a short headland walk. Here we will enjoy a complimentary picnic lunch.

    2:00pm-4:00pm:
    Wind your way through the beautiful scenery out to Nana Glen where you will taste the local produce at Two Tails winery before heading back to your accommodation.

    Please note: Times are approximate and itinerary may change without notice.

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    Coffs Harbour Whale Watch Experience more_vert
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    Experience the excitement of cruising with Humpback whales during their migration through the pristine Solitary Island Marine Park. We take only 23 passengers aboard "Pacific Explorer", ensuring you have ample opportunity to see the whales up close and personal. This is our 23rd year of continuous operation, so we have the experience and knowledge of how to maximise your time with the whales. Whale watching is our passion and this is best shared with small passenger groups, where you have freedom to move about the wide deck, uninterrupted 360 degree viewing, no restrictive seating and no crowds.

    Cruises are 2 hrs, departing from Coffs Harbour International Marina.
    As we locate whales from headlands prior to each cruise, we generally have whales near the boat within 15 minutes of leaving the harbour.

    Cruises operate daily from June to November annually. 
    Departure point - “E” finger, Coffs Harbour International Marina, Marina Drive, Coffs Harbour (Eastern end)

    Cruise Frequency: Cruises operate every day and are only influenced by weather and sea conditions

    Cruise Times - 
    Morning Cruise: 8:30am – 10:00am.
    Note: This cruise is very popular as we find the whales more responsive in the morning as well as favourable cruising conditions
    Noon Cruise: 11:00am – 12:30pm
    Afternoon Cruise: Subject to demand and weather conditions

    Passengers need to arrive 15 minutes before the cruise is due to depart and will be required to register on board.

    Refreshments: Tea, coffee, cordial, water, cake and biscuits are served on each cruise.

    Why choose Whale Watch Experience

    Our Boat "Pacific Explorer"
    Pacific Explorer was purpose built as a stable sea-going vessel and to a stronger, government regulated standard than conventional boats.

    Whale Watch Experience and Pacific Explorer have a perfect safety record.

    Having a wide hull and low centre of gravity Pacific Explorer has reduced rocking and rolling motion, which helps as you move about the boat and with taking photos.

    Whilst we specialise in smaller, more comfortable passenger numbers per cruise, on average we take approximately 2000 guests whale watching each year, on 100 cruises.

    Our guests have ranged from 8 weeks to 96 years and we welcome passengers with disabilities as much as possible.

    Success Rate
    Over the last 3 seasons we have had a 100% success rate at finding whales and our average over the last decade is 98%

    Sea and Weather Conditions
    Above all else, your safety and enjoyment is paramount to us and we will not compromise that to cruise when we believe weather or sea conditions are not favourable.
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