Coffs Harbour is best known for being a being a popular coastal town with family-friendly attractions including beaches, water sports, adventure sports, indoor attractions, restaurants and cafés. Highlights include the Big Banana, one of the oldest, and most visited, "big things" in Australia. The kids will love the Wild Toboggan Ride, the Banana Splitz ice-skating rink, a huge inflatable waterslide. Enjoy the Pet Porpoise Pool Oceanarium which has daily seal and dolphin shows. Visit Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve where very evening between November and April, muttonbirds return to their hillside burrows on the island after spending the day fishing at sea.
Port Macquarie is best known for being a popular coastal town with national parks, surf beaches and heritage areas. Highlights include wildlife spotting – whales, dolphins and koalas. Ideal climate and award-winning local wines make this a favourite for families and an outstanding choice for a holiday base.
Forster and Taree
Forster and Taree are best known for a variety of fishing options from lake, rock, river or beach and deep-sea. Other highlights include water sports, bushwalking and horse-riding as well as natural attractions of the coast and hinterland national parks and state forests, to several surrounding villages of considerable charm. Fresh seafood, boutique wines and award-winning chefs ensure that eating out is a memorable experience. With golden beaches Forster and Taree are the perfect place for a laid back holiday.