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Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Favourite tourist icon of the Coffs coast. Play area for all with a water park, food and ice cream. A 20 min drive South of our unit.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The Plaza has good variety of shops & 3 supermarkets - Woolworths & IGA (inside the mall) & ALDI (in separate building). ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Entertainment
“We’re just a short stroll from Dolphin Marine Magic. Check daily showtimes before wandering down to enjoy the park’s dolphin and seal shows.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“Check out the restaurants down by the jetty where you will find something for every palate.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Beach
“The Jetty has lots of great vibes going on. There’s an upmarket great restaurant - Latitude 30 - upstairs with views over the water to the north and great menu including great seafood but slightly pricey. Downstairs, same place at the marina is Attitude Burgers or the Fishing Co-op Both great depending on your taste buds. There’s also a great house made gelato shop just near attitude burgers! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“This lookout pier is 15m high, extends out 21m & offers sweeping views of the mountains and coast.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Large shopping centre with all national chains, food court, Woolworths and Coles.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For that special lunch or dinner. If its good weather ask for an outside table. Great sea views.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Library
“Coffs Central has a nice atmosphere with boutique shopping and cafe's with alfresco tables. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of Coffs Harbours true gems! Italian specialties made with locally sourced ingredients, in a cool space with outdoor tables. Head down to enjoy one of their amazing pizzas, only $10 during happy hour!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“This truly is a unique piece of nature reserve, worth exploring, especially when the Muttonbirds are nesting. To protect the birds, you are restricted to walk on the timber path only, so the birds may be hard to spot, but you certainly will smell them. It is a bit of a demanding climb initially, but the 360° view from the top makes it all worthwhile. PS on Sunday morning there is an interesting market just outside the harbour precinct.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“Make a . for dinners and request outdoors if taking your pooch. Live Jazz Sundays 5.30-8.30. And Happy Hour cocktails and wine.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“The view of the beach is what makes this place better and its popular with visitors. Standard bistro food, surf club bar prices and great for families and groups.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Go to the movies with nearby family friendly Greenhouse Tavern or Hungry Jack's for food options too. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“National Parks nature reserve. The walking track to this starts at the Coffs Harbour Marina. 25 minutes drive south to Coffs Harbour.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Heritage listed Jetty Theatre, check out their facebook for up coming events.”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Check out the restaurants down by the jetty where you will find something for every palate.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“For that special lunch or dinner. If its good weather ask for an outside table. Great sea views.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“One of Coffs Harbours true gems! Italian specialties made with locally sourced ingredients, in a cool space with outdoor tables. Head down to enjoy one of their amazing pizzas, only $10 during happy hour!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cafe
“The German-made Probat Coffee Roaster takes pride of place in the café for good reason. SUPPLY is a Coffee Roastery striving for the perfect coffee experience – an experience that ends with a cup of great coffee and begins with a better understanding of how it’s made. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Perfect place for breakfast, snack or lunch. No bookings are required & room for families to share a meal .together . Treeo has an extensive menu & fast friendly service.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live music every Sunday afternoon Gets very busy Cheap meals $7.50 changes everyday Lamb cutlets on tuesday”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great coffee and breakfast with a very hip vibe, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, they have there slider night all sliders are $3 with some tasty cocktails”
  • 7 locals recommend
Australian Restaurant
“The food, decor, service and feel of the restaurant is so great. It is not a cheap restaurant but the food is worth it. Try crayfish sausages! This restaurant is designed for sharing meals if you wish and has an ever changing and tasty menu.”
  • 8 locals recommend

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