Located in a unique position (where the Great Dividing Range escarpment meets the Australian East Coast) is the New South Wales city, Coffs Harbour. The city is almost exactly halfway between Sydney and Brisbane.
It’s actually quite a laidback tourist destination – the area is ideal for a family holiday, a romantic getaway or even a tranquil escape by yourself. There is something for every type of person here, from nature lovers to beach bums.
One of the main reasons that visitors choose cheap accommodation in Coffs Harbour is the spectacular beaches. There are three main beaches close by to the CBD – Park (good for surfing), Jetty (good for swimmers) and Boambee Beaches. Other nearby beaches, only a short drive away, include: Diggers, Campbells, Mid Sapphire, Moonee, Shelley, Emerald, Fiddamans and Sandy Beaches.
Hotels in Coffs Harbour are also a favourite amongst nature-lovers, as there are plenty of ways to get in touch with Mother Nature. There are over 20 national parks in the area, which are perfect for bushwalking and bird watching. Whale watching is a popular pastime from May to November. Try your hand at beach, rock or deep-sea fishing and go rafting on the Nymbodia River.
There is a variety of budget motels in Coffs Harbour to choose from, ensuring that there is a suitable option for every kind of traveler. We understand that the needs of every family, group, couple and individual can differ greatly.
Whether you’re just passing through or you plan to stay awhile, we understand the importance of finding a suitable hotel in Coffs Harbour. Our range of motels and inns is sure to provide a comfortable and affordable spot for your getaway.
ARRA Hotels is also happy to cater for those travelling on business – the city is a major business centre for many of the surrounding towns and the relaxed atmosphere often attracts those holding conferences and retreats.
The city’s location on the Pacific Highway means that many people choose to drive – it’s about 6.5 hours from Sydney and about 5 hours from Brisbane by car. It is also easily accessible from other capital cities via road.
If you would prefer to fly, the city’s regional airport is one of the largest and busiest in the state. Flights to and from Sydney can be booked daily, but only a handful of flights to and from Melbourne occur each week.
Once you have arrived at your motel accommodation in Coffs Harbour, getting around the city is made easy by the many public transport options available (including taxis, buses and trains).
Your hotel in Coffs Harbour will be literally surrounded with things to see and do – you won’t know what to pick first! Visitors of all ages and interests are sure to have an enjoyable stay with the variety of activities on offer.
If you love animals, this is the perfect location to get up close and personal with some of your favourites. Coffs Coast Camels, Dolphin Marine Magic, Butterfly House, Honey Place, Hoey Moey (crab racing), the zoo and Solitary Islands Marine Park are perfect for those who prefer a more hands-on experience.
The area is also host to a number of festivals and cultural events, including: the Jazz Festival, Global Festival, Readers & Writers Festival, Bello Music Festival, Woolgoolga Curryfest, Coast Out, Wintersun, and Harmony Day.
Choosing motels in Coffs Harbour can also allow you to enjoy an array of family-friendly activities, including: the Big Banana, Bunker Cartoon Gallery, Georges Gold Mine, zorbing, Coffs Coast Beach School (high and low ropes), mini golf, Clog Barn, Carobana, and the Raleigh International Raceway.
Wander around the Coffs Twilight Market, Bellingen Growers Market, Coffs Harbourside Market, Bellingen Community Market, Coffs Harbour Jetty Market, Bollywood Market, Woolgoolga Beach Market, and Dorrigo Country Market.
The city is filled to the brim with delicious local fare, including seafood fresh from the Pacific. Some hotels in Coffs Harbour don’t provide cooking facilities, so this is the perfect excuse to get out there and sample the local cuisine.