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Winter fun on the Coffs Coast

Diggers Beach, Coffs HarbourCREDIT: Destination NSW

Sun rises over Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour in the state's North Coast.

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Winter fun on
the Coffs Coast

Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour CREDIT: Destination NSW

Sun rises over Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour in the state's North Coast.

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The New South Wales Coffs Coast isn’t just a great summer destination. While it’s often warm enough during the winter months to splash around at its beaches, there are plenty of other activities to keep you occupied in this easy going corner of the mid-North Coast. Here are five of them. 

Swim with whales 

There are only a handful of places around the world where you can swim with whales in their natural habitat, and the Coffs Coast is one of them. From June to October, Jetty Dive in Coffs Harbour takes you out in search of humpbacks and — when it’s safe — lets you slip into the water alongside these gentle giants (August and September only) for a snorkelling experience of a lifetime.

Sign up for a cultural SUP adventure 

Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours is an Aboriginal-owned venture on the Coffs Coast that uses stand-up paddle boarding as a way to introduce people to local Gumbaynggirr culture. Not only do its tours offer a great day out, but they also help to support the community, with a percentage of profits invested in the not-for-profit Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation that runs programs to uplift Aboriginal youth.

Humpback Whale, Coffs Harbour CREDIT: Destination NSW; Coffs Coast Marketing

Humpback Whale, Coffs Harbour

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Humpback Whale, Coffs Harbour CREDIT: Destination NSW; Coffs Coast Marketing

Humpback Whale, Coffs Harbour

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Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours, Red Rock CREDIT: Destination NSW

The Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours stand up paddleboarding experience on the Corindi River, Red Rock.

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Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours, Red Rock CREDIT: Destination NSW

The Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours stand up paddleboarding experience on the Corindi River, Red Rock.

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Soak up Sawtell 

Just 15 minutes’ drive south of Coffs Harbour, the small coastal town of Sawtell is a charming seaside escape at any time of the year. The winter months are ideal for exploring Sawtell’s hip café scene — don’t miss the Hilltop Store, a licenced café set inside a 1924 general store with a menu championing local seasonal produce. With sweeping ocean views complementing its accessible café menu, The Kiosk Sawtell at the local surf club is another great place to soak up the winter sun over a good coffee.

Held in July, the Sawtell Chilli Festival is guaranteed to turn up the heat, and there’s good bushwalking and koala-spotting to be had in Bongil Bongil National Park year-round.  

Enjoy family fun at the Big Banana 

Coffs Harbour’s Big Banana is more than just a selfie stop — it’s the state’s biggest theme park north of Sydney, with family-friendly rides, mini-golf, laser tag and more. You can even sign up for a workshop at the Cheesemaking Workshop and Deli located on the plantation, and learn how to make your very own halloumi, ricotta, and more.  

Cosy up in Diggers Beach Cottage 

Opened in 2017, Diggers Beach Cottage is one of the region’s most charming boutique accommodation options. Set in the beautiful Coffs Harbour beach suburb of Diggers Beach, which has a good beach break for surfers, the cottage has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a modern kitchen and a spacious landscaped courtyard. Just 50m from the sand, it’s perfectly located for wintertime beach walks.  

Sawtell rock pool at sunset, Coffs Coast CREDIT: Destination NSW

Sunset at Sawtell rock pool at sunset, Coffs Coast

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Sawtell rock pool at sunset, Coffs Coast CREDIT: Destination NSW

Sunset at Sawtell rock pool at sunset, Coffs Coast

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The Big Banana on the Coffs Coast, North Coast

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Big Banana, Coffs Coast CREDIT: The Legendary Pacific Coast

The Big Banana on the Coffs Coast, North Coast

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