We caught the night bus from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour and it took around 2 hours and for our time in Coffs, we stayed in Aussitel Backpackers.
On Day 1, we spent the morning lazing by the pool as it was really hot & we were tired from the night bus. We got talking in the pool to a scouser, no matter where you go in the world, you’ll always find another scouser! Then, in the early afternoon, we decided that we’d take the slightly longer walk to Coles by walking along the creek. The creek looks like it should be filled with crocs as it’s green, it’s so beautiful.
Aussitel offers 2 activities a day so you can get to know other people in the hostel, most of which are free. I noticed that there was an activity on the first night to go paddle boarding & kayaking in the creek so we signed up. It was fun while we were doing it but then Jack stood on a shell getting out of the kayak & sliced the bottom of his foot open which meant we spent our first night in A&E (thank goodness for Medicare)!
He wasn’t allowed to get his foot wet for 7 days as it had been glued back together and he spent 3 days not being able to walk on it so we spent time relaxing in the hostel.
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The hostel luckily offered plenty of opportunities to socialise and meet other travellers. One day, it rained for most of the afternoon so we ended up playing Cluedo & Trivial Pursuit (Australian 2005 edition is difficult when there’s not one Aussie playing!)
On one of the nights, we went out for food instead of cooking & visited Element Bar which had a special on for $15 for a burger & chips! It was delicious too! *note: you need ID to eat here, even if you’re not drinking alcohol*
Coffs Harbour is also home to a Beach & Jetty though on the day we visited it there were rain showers & it was overcast & windy. I can imagine it to be very beautiful on a sunny day, especially for sunset. You can jump off the Jetty & into the water, it is a 7m high jump.
There is also a large Botanic garden & even if you’re not interested in plants, it’s beautiful to see. It is also free entry.
On our last day, we travelled up past the creek and into the town centre where there was a large shopping centre and Olympic sized public pool.
If we visited again, I would also go to the Sealy Lookout Point & Emerald Beach.
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Have you ever visited Coffs Harbour? What was your opinion?