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Coffs Coast Information

Facts & Statistics

Coffs Coast is the regional tourism destination taking in the Coffs Harbour and Bellingen local government areas on the Mid North Coast of NSW, approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.

Coffs Harbour is the major centre on the Mid North Coast with a regional catchment population of over 200,000 people (70,000 within the Coffs Harbour LGA).

Our Towns

Besides Coffs Harbour, some of our main towns are:

  • Woolgoolga
  • Sawtell
  • Toormina
  • Bellingen
  • Dorrigo
  • Urunga

Our Nature

Coffs Coast’s towns are surrounded by:

  • 11 National Parks
  • 14 Nature Reserves
  • 37 State Forests
  • 2 Aboriginal areas
  • 84,000ha of World Heritage area
  • the 71,000ha Solitary Islands Marine Park

The scenic Waterwall Way winds its way up to a height of 1584m on the Great Dividing Range, with the rainforests in Dorrigo National Park at 700m above sea level only an hour’s drive from the coast.

Our Climate

Coffs Harbour's climate is one of the best and most pleasant in Australia. Our summer days are cooled by the sea breeze and we can enjoy the beauty of our beaches from dusk til dawn with summer temperatures between 19 degrees at night and 27 degrees during the day.

In winter, magnificent blue clear skies and light crisp winds are abundant with temperatures raining from an overnight 7 up to 19 degrees during the day.

Our Economy

The Gross Regional Product (GRP) for Coffs Harbour was estimated at $2.3 billion in 2007/08.
The top four industry sectors of our economy are:

  • Property and Business services industry with 11.4% of GRP
  • Retail Trade at 8.4%
  • Health and Community Services contributing 8.1%
  • Manufacturing at 7.8%

Over 12% of our population is employed in the Health and Community Services sector.

Our Future

In 2009 Coffs Harbour City Council and the community undertook an exciting project to plan for the sustainable future of Coffs Harbour.

Through extensive community engagement, Council produced the Community Vision 2030, capturing the long-term aspirations that the people of Coffs Harbour hold for their city as a vibrant and sustainable centre.

The process has also led to the development of the Coffs Harbour 2030 Community Strategic Plan, driving our planning and actions for the coming decades.

Read more about Coffs Harbour 2030.

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