Travel Budget for Coffs Harbour

New South Wales, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Coffs Harbour?

How much money will you need in Coffs Harbour? AU$166 ($114) is the average daily price for traveling in Coffs Harbour. The average price of meals in Coffs Harbour for one day is AU$63 ($43). The average price of a hotel in Coffs Harbour for a couple is AU$154 ($106). Additional pricing is in the table below. These average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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How expensive is Coffs Harbour?

How much does a trip to Coffs Harbour cost? Is Coffs Harbour expensive? The average Coffs Harbour trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Coffs Harbour prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
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Flights to Coffs Harbour

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How much money do I need for Coffs Harbour?

Typical travel prices in Coffs Harbour are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Coffs Harbour. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Coffs Harbour can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

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Typical tour prices for Coffs Harbour

How much do tours to Coffs Harbour cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    7 days
    $ 850
  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    13 days
    $ 2125
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    15 days
    $ 2085
  • Trafalgar Award-winning tours
    15 days
    $ 4950
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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.
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.

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