Despite being one of the biggest cities New South Wales, subtropical Coffs Harbour is a popular holiday destination renowned for its laidback, endless summer atmosphere. The city’s surrounds boast a wide range of natural and historical attractions including spectacular beaches lapped by sparkling blue waters teeming with colourful marine life, lush rainforests dotted with breathtaking waterfalls, and the iconic banana plantations for which the area is famous. Popular attractions include the Big Banana Complex which, aside from being an absurdly large sculpture of a banana, offers fun rides, ice-skating and even an indoor ski slope. If bananas aren’t really your bag, you can check out the city’s excellent cafes, restaurants and shops or indulge in popular water-based activities like swimming, surfing, whale watching or scuba diving.