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About Coffs Harbour

Small map showing Coffs Harbour location between Sydney and Brisbane.

Where is Coffs Harbour?

Coffs Harbour is a busy, diverse, regional centre located on the east coast of Australia, approximately half way between Sydney and Brisbane. It has a strong commercial foundation built on education, agribusiness, health, aviation, manufacturing and tourism, supported by a complete service and administrative infrastructure that ensures its continued growth and prosperity. Coffs Harbour has all the attributes of a modern city, including first class educational, health, sporting and cultural facilities.

  • Distance from Sydney: 550km
  • Distance from Brisbane: 400km
  • Population of Coffs Coast Region: 90,000
  • Main Towns in the Area: The main towns are Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Nambucca Heads, Bellingen and Dorrigo.


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Coffs Coast has one of Australia's most liveable environments - a sub tropical climate that averages maximum 24 degrees and minimum 13 degrees.

Coffs Creek

  • Spring - Min 11 Max 25,
  • Summer - Min 19 Max 26,
  • Autumn - Min 12 Max 26,
  • Winter - Min 8 Max 20.
  • Sea temperature in the summer averages 23C, and 18 in the winter.

Natural Areas

  • National parks and Reserves: 15
  • State Forests: 37
  • Beaches: 44 kilometres
  • World Heritage Area: 84,000 hectares
  • Solitary Islands Marine Park: 87,000 hectares
  • Maximum altitude of Great Dividing Range near Coffs Coast: 1583metres
TAFE North Coast Institute ELC - English Language Centre SCU - Southern Cross University CHSC - Coffs Harbour Senior College