Coffs Harbour is on the east coast, mid way between Sydney and Brisbane along the Pacific Highway in what is known as the North Coast region of NSW. It is a popular holiday destination so you should book these hotels and resorts well ahead to ensure best choice, especially during busy periods. Coffs Harbour is home to the Big Banana – this 13 metres long, 5 metres high and 2.4 metres wide concrete banana was the first of Australia's “big” landmarks. It opened in 1964.
- Coffs Harbour and District Independent News
- Coffs Harbour Regional Art Gallery
- North Coast Institute of TAFE – Coffs Harbour Campus and Coffs Harbour Education Campus
- University of New England – UNE has centres or associate campuses in Brisbane, Sydney, Coffs Harbour and Blue Mountains to enable students to study courses in metropolitan and regional locations.