Coffs Harbour Regional Airport (CFS)
Coffs Harbour Regional Airport is four kilometres south of the city centre, and is owned and run by Coffs Harbour City Council. It is one of the state’s busiest regional airports and was 22nd busiest overall in Australia in 2011.
Operators Avis, Budget, and Thrifty all offer hire services and have desks at the Terminal Building, with Coffs Harbour Rent-a-Car, Europcar, Hertz not far from the airport. The rental car lot is just east of the general parking lot (there is also a choice of secure parking on the site).
Taxis are available just outside the domestic terminal, and local operator Coffs Harbour Taxis can be reached through 131 800.
Sawtell Bus Service also has a route passing through the airport and can take travellers to the city centre, and Xcede runs a local shuttle service (book ahead).
The most famous landmark in Coffs is the Big Banana, “Australia’s First Big Thing”, a nationally-recognised icon measuring 11 metres in length and 5 metres in height. It also includes a water park, cafe, nursery and high-speed stainless steel flume rides nearby.
Other local attractions include the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, opened in 1988, spread over 20 hectares and featuring eight different plots, and the Bindarri National Park, accessed by Williams Road and boasting impressive waterfalls and rainforest, as well as one of NSW’s biggest koala populations.
Coffs Harbour’s climate is humid subtropical, with average highs and lows of 26.9 and 19.4 degrees Celsius is January, and 18.7 and 7.5 in July. The peak rainfall month is March, and the local weather features a wet and a dry season.