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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Coffs Harbour?

You should plan to spend around $136 (AU$208) per day on your vacation in Coffs Harbour. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $51 (AU$79) on meals
  • $22 (AU$34) on local transportation
  • $126 (AU$193) on hotels

A one week trip to Coffs Harbour for two people costs, on average, $1,901 (AU$2,914). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Coffs Harbour cost?

A one week trip to Coffs Harbour usually costs around $951 (AU$1,457) for one person and $1,901 (AU$2,914) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Coffs Harbour on average costs around $1,901 (AU$2,914) for one person and $3,802 (AU$5,827) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Coffs Harbour will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Coffs Harbour on average costs around $4,074 (AU$6,243) for one person and $8,148 (AU$12,487) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Coffs Harbour has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Coffs Harbour expensive to visit?

Prices in Coffs Harbour are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Coffs Harbour is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Katoomba or Byron Bay.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Coffs Harbour Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Coffs Harbour?

The average Coffs Harbour trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Coffs Harbour travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$193 ($126)
Local Transportation 1 AU$34 ($22)
Food 2 AU$79 ($51)
Entertainment 1 AU$64 ($42)
Alcohol 2 AU$6 - 19 ($4 - 13)
Accommodation Budget in Coffs Harbour
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Coffs Harbour is $63 (AU$96). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Coffs Harbour is $126 (AU$193). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Coffs Harbour

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Coffs Harbour based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $110. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Coffs Harbour
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Coffs Harbour is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $22 (AU$34) per person, per day, on local transportation in Coffs Harbour.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Coffs Harbour
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Rental Cars in Coffs Harbour
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Food Budget in Coffs Harbour
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  • While meal prices in Coffs Harbour can vary, the average cost of food in Coffs Harbour is $51 (AU$79) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Coffs Harbour should cost around $21 (AU$31) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Coffs Harbour is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Coffs Harbour
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  • Entertainment and activities in Coffs Harbour typically cost an average of $42 (AU$64) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Coffs Harbour?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Coffs Harbour are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Coffs Harbour, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Surfing Museum (for 2)

Alcohol Budget in Coffs Harbour
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  • The average person spends about $8.39 (AU$13) on alcoholic beverages in Coffs Harbour per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Coffs Harbour On a Budget
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Coffs Harbour is in New South Wales between Brisbane and Sydney. Historically, Coffs Harbour has been a popular vacation destination among families, particularly Australian families. Most visitors today are families that are carrying on a longstanding tradition and bringing their children to the holiday destination of their childhood. You'll also find backpackers who spend up to a week here, dividing the trip between Sydney and Brisbane. The area has a well established tourist infrastructure that is not as trendy as that in Byron Bay, but it remains a wonderful community to visit if you're not looking for the party atmosphere.

Coffs Harbour has a humid subtropical climate. The city is sunny most of the year but winters can be somewhat damp with mild temperatures.
People really come to Coffs Harbour for the beaches and the ocean, but there are a handful of sights, not least of which is the Big Banana. It is, literally, a big banana and you can pull off the road and have your photo taken at this famous landmark. There are also a few shops to pick up tacky tourist souvenirs or buy yourself a banana smoothie. Other sights of interest in town include the Pet Porpoise Pool, where you can see dolphins and seals, the Butterfly House, which houses an indoor rainforest, and a Creek-side Boardwalk with a nearby botanical garden. Muttonbird Island is actually a peninsula that juts out from the marina area. It is a nesting site for a type of migratory bird called the wedge-tailed shearwaters (or muttonbirds). The birds mate during the month of November and the eggs hatch at the end of the summer. It's worth visiting Muttonbird Island to see the area. Whales may also be seen during certain times of the year.

There are several beaches where you can swim or sun bath, but the main beach in town is Park Beach. You'll also find a well protected beach that's great for small children just inside Coffs Creek.
Coffs Harbour is located on the Pacific Highway with many coastal resorts and apartments in the surrounding areas. Coffs Harbour has several suburbs including Boambee, Toormina, North Boambee Valley, Diggers Beach, Korora, Moonee Beach, Park Beach, Red Hill, South Coffs, West Coffs, West Korora, and Sapphire Beach. Coffs Harbour Jetty is also near the city center.

The area has a variety of accommodation options ranging from hostels to family oriented hotels. The prices are highly variable as well, but it is possible to get a good deal at a more affordable place to stay, particularly if you stay farther from the beach.

Most of the town's activities are centered around the beach and ocean. You can scuba dive in the Solitary Islands Marine Park just off the coast. There are also dolphin and whale watching cruises available. The whale season runs between June and November but dolphins can be seen year around. Helicopter tours of the area are also available and let you see the beautiful beaches and the area's rainforests.

There are also a handful of markets around town where you can buy anything from beach clothes and supplies to cheesy tourist souvenirs. Popular options include Jetty Markets, Harbourside Markets, Growers Markets, and Parkbeach Markets.
Food and Dining
There are plenty of restaurants in Coffs Harbour that range from budget to high end. You can find anything from seafood to barbecue, or you can grab a drink at any of the many cafes and coffee bars around town. There's also a great juice bar if that's more your style.

Many of the restaurants are located in the Jetty area on Harbour Drive. This area has a reputation for having the best dining options in town. If you want to pick up some local ingredients then head to one of the town's several produce markets. These include Growers Markets, Parkbeach Markets, and Harbourside Markets.

Coffs Harbour is about a 530 kilometer drive north of Sydney and 350 kilometers south of Brisbane along the Pacific Highway. This makes it a great stopping point between the two cities. There is still a train that travels through Coffs Harbour and the service and prices are reasonable. It's takes about nine hours by train from Sydney to reach the town and 6 hours from Brisbane. Once you arrive, the train station is in the southern part of the town near the jetty area. You can easily walk from the station to the beach and several accommodation options.

Once you arrive in town there are several bus companies that operate around town. Taxis are also available to travel up and down the coast.


Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.