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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
“Water park, ice-skating, tobogganing, giant slides.... much more than just bananas! ”
  • 77 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“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
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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 Viewpoint
“Great lookout over Coffs Harbour. There is an Indigenous Cuisine Cafe as well ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Park Beach Plaza shopping centre has a large selection of specialty stores and food court.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant & Bar in Coffs Harbour Executive chef and proprietor Marcus Blackwell is one of the owners and has world class restaurant experience, with dishes that change with the seasons; look for a seafood mezze with king prawns, smoked salmon, oysters and Morton Bay bugs. Traditional Paella, a remarkable wine list, including overseas wines such as French Champagne and Spanish Rioja. From relaxed deck seating with stunning views of the ocean & marina through to a more intimate dining experience, come enjoy Latitude 30 today.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Library
“Coffs Central has a nice atmosphere with boutique shopping and cafe's with alfresco tables. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
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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!”
  • 20 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.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Another great restaurant and bar in Sawtell. Good for a pizza or cocktail. Great vibe and sometimes has live music. Make a booking though!”
  • 18 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
Cinema
“Modern chain showing mainstream and independent movies, plus international opera, music and ballet.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take a walk along the beautiful Jetty Beach and along the break wall up Mutten Bird Island, great few hours spent walking with spectacular scenery 360 degrees. Afterward enjoy some fresh fish and chips straight off the boat at the Fishing Co-op.”
  • 19 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
“Restaurant & Bar in Coffs Harbour Executive chef and proprietor Marcus Blackwell is one of the owners and has world class restaurant experience, with dishes that change with the seasons; look for a seafood mezze with king prawns, smoked salmon, oysters and Morton Bay bugs. Traditional Paella, a remarkable wine list, including overseas wines such as French Champagne and Spanish Rioja. From relaxed deck seating with stunning views of the ocean & marina through to a more intimate dining experience, come enjoy Latitude 30 today.”
  • 22 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!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“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
“Wonderful Classy Cafe in Beautiful Sawtell Main Street, Close to Our Amazing Beaches. Great Place for Breakfast or Lunch and then a stroll around the main street and boutique shops. Followed by a dip in the Ocean. Sawtell Main Beach and Southside Headland are in walking distance. To walk off those extra calories from TREEO,s amazing food!!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Live music every Sunday afternoon Gets very busy Cheap meals $7.50 changes everyday Lamb cutlets on tuesday”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“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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