Coffs Harbour travel guide

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With a population of 26,353, Coffs Harbour is a must-see destination in New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 11 days in order to fully appreciate everything Coffs Harbour has to offer.

Where to Eat in Coffs Harbour

If you’re looking for affordable options, Surf Club Restaurant & Bar (23 Surf Club Road) and King Tide Brewing (1 Studio Ln) are great picks.

When to visit Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Coffs Harbour in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Coffs Harbour in January, when the average temperature is 73.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 78.8 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 44.6 °F, with an average temperature of 53.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in March, when precipitation is around 9.1″. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Coffs Harbour, with an average rainfall of 2.4″.

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How to Get to Coffs Harbour


When flying to Coffs Harbour, you’ll arrive at Coffs Harbour (CFS), which is located 2 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Coffs Harbour from the United States departs from San Francisco and takes around 42h 30m.


Another option to get to Coffs Harbour is to pick up a car rental from Brisbane, which is about 195 miles from Coffs Harbour. You’ll find branches of Alpha and Sixt, among others, in Brisbane.

Airports near Coffs Harbour

Airlines serving Coffs Harbour

Excellent (749 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (128 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Excellent (40 reviews)
Excellent (3 reviews)
China Eastern
Excellent (11 reviews)

Where to stay in Coffs Harbour

Average rates range from around $168 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $272 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Coffs Harbour, with prices from $60 to $517 per night. Coffs Harbour CBD is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Coffs Harbour are about 176% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Coffs Harbour

Most booked hotels in Coffs Harbour

Sensom Luxury Bed and Breakfast
Excellent (9.4, 161 reviews)
Caribbean Motel
Excellent (8.2, 658 reviews)
Quality Hotel City Centre
Excellent (8.1, 664 reviews)
Surf Beach Motel Coffs
Excellent (8, 2955 reviews)
Breakfree Aanuka Beach Resort
Good (7.2, 2451 reviews)
ibis budget Coffs Harbour
Good (6.1, 2023 reviews)
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Renting a car in Coffs Harbour

Renting a car in Coffs Harbour costs $63 per day, on average, or $698 if you want to rent if for 11 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Coffs Harbour.

Expect to pay $3.97 per gallon in Coffs Harbour (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $47.70 and $63.59.