So you’re planning a trip to Australia? Surely you’ve got the most famous icons pencilled into your travel itinerary, but once you’ve crossed them off your list, why not head off the beaten track and discover somewhere unique? Try Coffs Harbour!
5 Things to do in Coffs Harbour
Here are the top 5 things to do in Coffs Harbour that you should cross of your to do list whilst visiting Coffs Harbour:
1) Hit the beach
Whether you’re looking to catch some waves on a surfboard, soak up the sun or simply head out for a paddle with a family, Coffs Harbour has plenty of golden beaches to pick from. Choose from sheltered bays perfect for children, beaches with big swells that are ideal for board riding, and everything inbetween. If getting in the water isn’t quite your thing, most of Coffs Harbour’s beaches are also equipped with public barbeques and playgrounds that will be sure to keep the kids out of trouble.
2) Swim with dolphins
Swimming with dolphins seems to be a universal dream among girls of a certain age, but Coffs Harbour’s Dolphin Marine Magic Park is definitely worth a visit regardless of age or gender. You’ll be able to get up close and personal with some of Coffs Harbour’s most popular residents and even receive a kiss on the cheek! While this experience isn’t free, it’s a unique opportunity that’s too good to pass up. If the thought of only swimming with dolphins doesn’t quite cut it, there is also a ‘trainer for a day’ package that let’s you go behind the scenes and help care for some of the park’s water dwelling residents.
3) The Big Banana
If you’ve ever heard of Coffs Harbour, it’s more than likely that you’ve also heard of the Big Banana. Arguably the most well known of Australia’s ‘big things’, the big banana is not only a giant replica of a prize winning piece of fruit, but a hub of fun fit for the whole family. The complex houses, among other things, a water park, mini golf, laser tag, an ice skating rink and a toboggan course. If there wasn’t enough incentive to pay a visit, there is also a candy shop on site that makes over 90 kilograms of butterscotch, rock candy and other delectable treats each day.
4) Stop by a national park or state forest
Surround yourself with ancient forests, lush rainforest and rugged wilderness at one of the many national parks and state forests scattered around Coffs Harbour. With 11 national parks and 37 state parks found in the area, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to encounter unique plants and animals along the way. Some of Coffs Harbour’s national parks and state forests also house panoramic lookouts which are perfect for experiencing breathtaking views across the area.
5) Skydive over Coffs Harbour
Not only is the experience of skydiving an incredible adrenaline rush, but it also proves to be a fantastic opportunity to see Coffs Harbour from a perspective unlike any other. If you choose to take the plunge, you’ll be able to see across Coffs Harbour, inland towards some of the area’s national parks and also out to sea. If you’re in Coffs Harbour, why not savour some unforgettable views while having an experience that only a small amount of people have had the pleasure, and courage, to enjoy?