About Coffs Harbour


The friendly beachside city of Coffs Harbour is Coffs Coast’s vibrant heart. Surrounded by National Parks and facing the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the natural environment and uncrowded beaches are complemented by exciting activities and attractions, excellent shopping, fantastic accommodation and award-winning cafes and restaurants.

The stunning location of Coffs Coast sits in a unique position where the Sub-Alpine mountain escarpments, Sub-Tropical rainforests and a Sub-Marine underwater sanctuary all in the one place. Coffs Harbour is a modern city with a small-town atmosphere and the hub from which to explore Coffs Coast’s enormous selection of things to see and do.

Take a stroll along the Jetty foreshores, the historic timber Jetty itself, the International Marina and Northern breakwall and admire the scenic harbour views. The hilly island dominating this view is Muttonbird Island, home to the wedge-tailed shearwater. Its walking track offers exceptional views back to Coffs Harbour.

There is such a diverse range of activities from surf rafting to snorkelling, sky diving to seal kisses. The Coffs Coast has been designed to help visitors organise their itinerary with accommodation, entertainment, dining, events, trails and maps. The Coffs Coast Travel App is free to download from Itunes and Google play.

For more information on Coffs Harbour and the surrounding areas, please visit the following website: or visit 101 things to do in Coffs Harbour Brochure

About Coffs Harbour City Council



The Coffs Coast is a stunning tapestry of colour and paradise located half way between Sydney and Brisbane on the North Coast. The area is one of the only places in Australia to offer Sub-Alpine mountain escarpments, Sub-Tropical rainforests and a Sub-Marine underwater sanctuary all in the one place. This means that you can be swimming or surfing in the crystal-clear coastal waters and 45 minutes later explore World Heritage landscapes over 270 million years old.

The Coffs Coast is blessed with 11 National Parks, 14 Nature Reserves, 2 Aboriginal Areas, 1 Regional Park and 37 State Forests, along with 84.000ha of protected World Heritage Area. For those who love the sand and the ocean the area includes 90 kilometres of unspoilt beaches and the 71,100ha wide Solitary Islands Marine Park.

The Coffs Coast includes 14 destinations from Red Rock in the North to Urunga in the south and Dorrigo heading west. The City of Coffs Harbour is the vibrant hub of Coffs Coast with a population of 83,500 people.

There are over 101 Things to Do on the Coffs Coast from surf rafting to snorkelling, skydiving to seal kisses and vodka tasting to camel rides. To help plan your trip you can down load the Coffs Coast App which is free from iTunes and Google play. The app includes maps, are over 200 places to stay and local destination information plus all the great places to eat and play.

It’s …..where memories are made.



Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour

Opal Boulevard
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia

Set on 36 hectares of lush coastline overlooking the South Pacific, this relaxed resort is 7 km from both Coffs Harbour and the Big Banana theme park.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies or patios, the modern rooms offer free Wi-Fi and cable TV, plus sofa beds, minibars and tea/coffeemaking facilities. Suites have separate living rooms with dining tables. There are also bright 2- and 3-bedroom villas with full kitchens. Room service is available.

Amenities include a modern Australian restaurant/bar, an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a spa with beauty treatments (fee). There’s also a fitness centre, a 9-hole golf course and mini-golf.


Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour


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