Planning for a long week dream holiday? Itching to spend some time with your loved ones whilst you enjoy the sun, nature, the wildlife, and even extreme activities?
If you answered yes to those questions, why not spend an entire week at Coffs Coast?
With Sunburst Holidays, you’ll definitely get the best of everything you’ve ever dreamed of!
Day 1 – The Big Banana
It is Australia’s original and most famous ‘Big Thing’. Set in a banana plantation in the beautiful New South Wales, get set to start your first day with lots of fun at this gigantic amusement park. You will surely enjoy the entire day with tons of attractions that awaits you in the park. A day pass for The Big Banana includes 1 water park session, 1 ice skating session, and 2 laser tag missions, 2 toboggan rides, 2 racer slides, 18 holes of miniature golf and an admission to the World of Bananas Theatre. For your little ones there is Kid’s Aqua Play Area where they can have their own mini slides too. It’s absolutely a jam-pack of fun at The Big Banana.
Photo Credit: Coffs Coast Advocate
Day 2 – Kangaroo and Whale Watching
Get close to nature on your second day by taking an easy hike along Look at Me Now Headland, and appreciate the fabulous scenic views it offers. This is also a perfect place where you can do Kangaroo Watching.
Anytime of the year you may see eastern grey kangaroos here lazing around where they inhabit the reserve. You may take a picnic while appreciating the kangaroos from a distance as they nibble on the grass.
During winter between May and November, this is also a great place to go whale watching, keep your fingers crossed to spot migrating humpback whales during the cold season. No matter how many times you have seen whales, it will always be as exciting as the first time.
Day 3 Surfing, Swimming and Snorkelling
Just North of Coffs Harbour enjoy beach hopping on your 3rd day at the Northern Beaches namely Diggers Beach, Charlesworth Bay, Korora Beach, Sapphire Beach, Moonee Beach, Emerald Beach, Woolgoolga and Arrawara Beach. These beaches offer wide selection of exciting activities that both kids and adults may enjoy like surfing, swimming and snorkelling.
There are also facilities such as parking, playgrounds, picnic shelters, bbq areas, toilets/change rooms, beach showers and boat ramp to make your beach hopping a memorable one. You may also take a quiet walk along the beach or watch the beautiful sunset with your loved ones.
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Day 4 Scuba Diving
If you are the adventurous type and loves diving, on your 4th day you may schedule an exciting dive in Coffs Harbour, it is the southern gateway to the Solitary Islands Marine Park, a very unique mix of tropical and temperate fish life; the waters of the Solitary Islands are just like the southern Great Barrier Reef with a mix of Fish from the south. Abundant Tropical and Subtropical fish, better than the Barrier Reef! If you are a beginner in diving Jetty Dive Centre pride themselves in their high level of PADI(Professional Association of Diving Instructors) training, from PADI open water Scuba courses all the way through to PADI Instructor. They recommend scuba diving at the Solitary Islands on their daily dive charters for snorkelers or scuba divers, and they offer the best diving available with their large and comfortable dive boats. They are proud to have dive crew with the knowledge and experience to show you the best of the Solitary Islands.
Day 5 – Do a Day trip to Bellingen and Swim in the Never Never River (Promised Lands)
Have you ever heard of Bellingen?
It is a small town on Waterfall Way on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is about halfway between the cities of Sydney and Brisbane. Your day will be full by visiting the popular Bellingen Markets which is one of Australia’s largest regional markets which are only held once every 3rd Saturday of the month. There are over 280 stalls with great find products such as local arts & crafts, fresh produce and a wide selection of food and drinks while enjoying shopping live music is also played on the main stage by local and national musicians adding to the warm atmosphere this place offers.
To make your day even more worthwhile, just nearby you may take a stroll to The Never Never Creek. It runs from the plateau through the Promised Land – passing close to Promised Land Retreat. The public reserve just down the road from the property is a great spot to relax on a hot day, the mountain waters and forests cooling the air and the water is impossibly clear and inviting. This place is more than just a collection of beautiful spots to swim and relax. This place also offers stunning views and surely you will appreciate the beauty of nature even more.
Photo Credit: Visit NSW
Day 6 Muttonbird Island Walk and Enjoy a Fine Wine & Seafood Lunch at Latitude 30 Restaurant
Your visit to Coffs Harbour won’t be complete if you have not been to Muttonbird Island, it is considered the Jewel in the Crown of Coffs Harbour. The Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve Walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Learn about cultural significance of the Aborigins or do whale watching in the heart of Coffs Harbour. At the Muttonbird Island Outdoor Learning Space explore Aboriginal history and hear Dreamtime stories of Giidany Miirlarl, like “The giant moon-man guardian who protected the island”. The walk not just offers stunning views to enjoy but an enriching experience with fascinating cultural information as well. After an enjoyable and tiring bushwalking, treat yourself with fine wine and modern Australian cuisine while enjoying the scenic ocean views at Latitude 30 Restaurant. The executive chef offers dishes that change with the season, a few of their mouthwatering dishes include Seafood Mezze with King Prawns, Smoked Salmon, Oysters, Traditional Paella and many more. Their imported and best-selling wines, French Champagne and Spanish Rioja will absolutely compliment the dishes. For a more intimate dining experience you may request for a deck seating with spectacular views of the ocean while enjoying your meal.
Day 7 – Drive to Orara Valley
A drive to Orara Valley is a great way to end your memorable vacation, it is part of the incredibly beautiful Coffs Harbour hinterland. A short peaceful drive west via West High Street and Coramba Road could lead you to the charming and historic village (1880) of Coramba about 15km out of town. Just another 10km drive you’ll find Two Tails Winery located on the left hand side just before you enter the village of Nana Glen. You can go wine tasting with the range of wines at the cellar door or enjoy a Spanish Tapas style lunch at Velvets Restaurant. When you turn right in the centre of Nana Glen towards Bucca and Moonee Beach you’ll see a nice park with picnic tables. This is a perfect place to have peace and quiet or just have your snack on the picnic table while reading your favorite book.
Continue driving on to Glenreagh and Grafton or take Bucca Road through the Wedding Bells State Forest for about 23km until you are at the Pacific Highway, just 10 minutes more of driving and you’ll be back to Coffs Harbour. While driving I’m sure you will take time to stop, breathe some fresh air and admire the views of the pretty hinterland.
Photo Credit: Things to do in Coffs Harbour
Travelling in Coffs Harbour by foot or commuting by public transport can become tiring and burdensome and may even compromise your time enjoying. If you want a comfortable and convenient trip around Coffs Harbour there are great deals of top rental vehicles supplied by the finest car rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty and Europcar among others. For your holiday vacation you can find the perfect vehicle at a great price from compact car to spacious SUVs. Check out the car rental company websites and start filling in the search menu with your holiday plans with specified dates and times and a comparison list of efficient car hire vehicles with their corresponding prices will be generated for you. Having your own wheels would mean you’ll be able to explore every corner of the beautiful Coffs Harbour during your entire trip.
Coffs Harbour is the absolute destination if you are seeking for a place where the sky and water meet the horizon! It is the ideal place to relax, unwind and take a break from your busy everyday routine. And for a more comfortable and memorable vacation, we, at Sunburst Holidays have a wide selection of Holiday Accommodation that will surely suit your dream holiday! Do visit www.sunburstholidays.com.au or Contact Sunburst Holidays at 02 66537144 for more information.
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