Coffs Coast & Bellingen

Events

Harbourside Market

An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their philosophy is locally made, locally grown so you are guaranteed a unique experience. Fun and entertainment for everyone with activities, live music and performers every week. They regularly host workshops, festivals and events. Join the community for the day and see why they love living there.

Start Date:
09/04/2017 View more details

Made with Love Markets

Made with Love Markets are the first and only dedicated boutique handmade market for the Coffs Harbour region. Starting in August 2011, they are one of the biggest dedicated markets on the North Coast! They aim to showcase handmade, local, boutique and unique items made with love. With between 80 and 100 stallholders at every market, you can find a wide variety of items - everything from jewellery, homewares, bags, clothing, accessories, toys, woodwork, soaps, candles, artwork, gourmet goodies and much more! Their handmade market is held four times per year, and stallholders come from all over New South Wales. Please have a look at the "Stallholder Directory' page on the website for a list of their stallholders for the upcoming markets. You can also find them on Facebook.

Start Date:
04/03/2018 View more details

Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swims

The Beachside Radiology Coffs Ocean Swims are a fun, charity fundraising event offering participants a choice of distances catering for both the novice and the more competitive with a 600 metre swim around the iconic jetty structure, 2,000 metre swim across the harbour and fun races for children, all held inside the beautiful, protected harbour. Coffs Harbour is the ideal location for an ocean swim, being one of the only open water swims to be held inside a protected harbour. The iconic 300 metre long jetty also provides the perfect birds-eye viewing platform for spectators. Events include a 600 metre Jetty Swim (ages 10 plus); 2,000 metre Harbour Swim (ages 12 plus); 150 metre swim for eight to 10 year olds; and a 300 metre swim for 11 to 14 year olds. Entries open soon, visit the Village Sports website.

Start Date:
08/04/2018 View more details

Bellingen Community Markets

For over 35 years Bellingen Community Markets is abuzz every third Saturday of the month in the beautiful heritage tree lined Bellingen Park from 8am - 2.30pm. The event showcases more than 260 diverse and colourful stalls, from local artisans, creators, producers, growers and recyclers, alternative therapies, massage and scrumptious food. Yes: food, food and more food. Tantalise your tastebuds with a smorgasbord of delicious multicultural hot and cold delights. Live music plays all day with spontaneous performances and buskers throughout the park. Kids will love the jumping castle, pony rides, swings, face-painting and bargain hunting. There's plenty of variety, loads of good energy and heaps of great buys for the whole family. It's certainly worth a visit to beautiful Bellingen and why not stay a while to enjoy, appreciate and embrace our wonderful, welcoming town. All profits made by Bellingen Markets goes back into the community. Bellingen Community Markets is not just a marketplace but a great place to be.

Start Date:
19/05/2018 View more details

30th Rotary Cartoon Awards Exhibition

The Rotary Cartoon Awards are back at the Bunker! Now in its 30th year, showcasing works from Australian, international, and school-age cartoonists. Always fiercely competitive, with hundreds of entries in six categories, and this year with two additional sections: International entries and 12- 18-year olds. Come and check out all the cartoonists' original artworks on display. Do you agree with the judges' decisions? The Exhibition runs daily from 10 am to 4 pm from 1 September until 21 October.

Start Date:
01/09/2018 View more details

Bellingen Spring Plant Fair

Spring is the ideal time to make those planting additions to your garden, orchard or farm! The Bellingen Spring Plant Fair is on at the Bellingen Market Park. It features over 70 plant nursery stalls, with a huge variety of tropical and sub-tropical, native, exotic or food-bearing plants, garden supplies, and plenty of expert horticultural advice available. Workshops, activities with undercover seating, information stalls from local organisations, fine food, musicians, free entry, lots of bargains and the chance to win a barrow full of plants donated by the stallholders, make this a great day out for garden lovers. The Spring Plant Fair is a fundraiser for the Bellingen Environment Centre and sponsored by the Bellingen Community Markets.

Start Date:
08/09/2018 View more details

FFA National Youth Championships for Boys

The National Youth Championships are Football Federation Australia's (FFA) primary national football competition for the 13 and 14 Years Boys. Hosted by Northern NSW Football, the FFA National Youth Championships for Boys have been held in Coffs Harbour since 2006. The Championships are an integral part of the FFA National Youth Development program and identification process providing a showcase for the best 13 and 14 year old boys from all States. The Championships have in the past and will continue to produce the next generation of players to represent Australian men's football and offer an outstanding quality of competition.

Start Date:
24/09/2018 View more details

Circus Rio Coffs Harbour

Be amazed as the incredible performers of Circus Rio take the whole family on a journey around the world, beginning at the famous Carnival of Rio de Janeiro! You'll be left speechless by FMX Motorbikes as they somersault over the stage - daring to go where no circus has dared to go before. Feel inspired to reach greater heights as the tightrope walkers skip and run across the thin suspended wire. The all-new flying trapeze team will have the kids on the edge of their seats, whilst circus classics like juggling, acrobatics and rolla bolla will take adults back to their childhood days. Circus Rio is a fun and inspiring experience under the Big Top for all the family. Tickets can be bought via Ticketek.

Start Date:
26/09/2018 View more details

Bellingen Fine Music Festival

The Bellingen Fine Music Festival brings sublime classical music and musicians with international standing to the beautiful Bellinger Valley and inspires and supports young musicians through its highly regarded Music-By-Youth initiative. Appearing in 2018 is the outstanding international classical guitarist Karin Schaupp who will be performing with the Acacia Quartet and the Bellingen Youth Orchestra. World famous saxophone ensemble, the Sandy Evans Trio is booked as is the Taikoz Quartet who will wow you with Japanese Taiko drums and flutes. Opera lovers will love Blush Opera and we are pleased to present the rising young stars of the Arcadia Wind Quintet. All this and the regular huge program of workshops, fringe events and our focus on talented local young musicians.

Start Date:
27/09/2018 View more details

Curryfest

Curryfest celebrates the unique Punjabi heritage of Woolgoolga, immediately obvious from the Sikh temple on the hill as you enter town. For the last twelve years thousands have descended on the beachside town to soak up Indian music and dancing and sample curries from all over the world. The main festival day features over 180 food and market stalls, a special kids zone with rides and entertainment, a mindfulness and meditation zone for those seeking inner peace and two stages of entertainment. As well as main festival day, increasingly lead up and follow on events are encouraging a longer stay.

Start Date:
29/09/2018 View more details

Helicopter Scenic Flights - Coffs Aero 90th Anniversary

Helicopter scenic flights over the Coffs Coast. Flight: 15 minute flight Purchase one or two tickets or the whole helicopter. Bookings are required Departing from: Coffs Harbour Aero Club Time: 9.30am to 1pm Bookings are required as Limited seats are available. Many planes to see and many pilots past and present to speak with people about flying and all manner of entertainment for everyone.

Start Date:
30/09/2018 View more details

Coffs Harbour Aero Club 90th Anniversary

They are having a Static Plane display with cars and motorcycles. The Squadron 331 Air Cadets will be there, the Air League Cadets will be there, they have TIF trial introductory flights, A jumping castle and face painting. Precision Helicopters will do joy flights. There will be a barbecue, tea, coffee and cakes available. Senior Flight instructors to talk with private pilots to speak with about their planes on display.

Start Date:
30/09/2018 View more details

AFL Masters National Carnival 2018

The AFL Masters National Carnival is the largest mass participation football event in Australia with 1400 - 1500 participants (players, officials and travelling families). The 2018 National Carnival includes the Women’s Masters National Carnival. Since the introduction of AFL Women’s Masters at the National Carnival and with the support from the AFL, the event has become even more promotable and bigger.

Start Date:
30/09/2018 View more details

Coffs Harbour International Buskers and Comedy Festival

Entertainment includes artists from across the globe, including a strong Australian and local contingent, in Australia's largest gathering of professional buskers. Shows include: family entertainment in Coffs Harbour City Centre, Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre; The Harbourside Markets along the harbour waterfront; Botanic Gardens,and Moonee Beach Tavern and Kids Day For a program of performances visit the website. Please note: most shows are free with a requested donation to the performer's hat at the end , but check website for full details. Kids Day is a ticketed event.

Start Date:
02/10/2018 View more details

Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour

The Twilight Food Market is open every Friday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from October to April. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Dog friendly too. Bring a blanket or chair, bottle of wine or beer and kick back and enjoy the entertainment. Located in one of Coffs Harbour's premier beach side locations, Park Beach Reserve, with the crystal clear water of Coffs Creek on it's doorstep. Eat, relax, walk, swim and enjoy.

Start Date:
05/10/2018 View more details

Hanging Out In Dorrigo

Misty Mountain Getaway, prevents the inaugural outdoor quilt show, "Hanging Out In Dorrigo". Start this amazing trail at the Lookout Mountain Retreat – at the top of the mountain, then drive into town and experience the colour and spectacular old world charm of quilts adorning the buildings. Enjoy the wide variety of shops, galleries and cafes whilst being tempted by the many market stalls (Saturday only) that line the main street. If they happen to experience inclement weather, they will have quilts displayed in various business houses.

Start Date:
06/10/2018 View more details

Misty Mountain Getaway

Misty Mountain Getaway Workshops, are held in Dorrigo, up the mountain from Coffs Harbour, on the beautiful Mid North Coast of NSW. Dorrigo is surround by beautiful Rain Forrest, waterfalls and green hills and valleys. The Getaway is run by Chris Timmins and Carolyn Hulbert in conjuction with Misty Threads. 2018 will be their 14th year. Approximately 160 participants join them each year for one to six days. You can come for the whole six days or just join them for a few days.

Start Date:
06/10/2018 View more details

Eat Street Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga is set to become a food destination as the latest culinary event, Eat Street, gets plated up. Market Street will be turned into an outdoor dining precinct with Food Trucks, Wine and Craft Beer stalls, live entertainment and kids activities. This is a must attend event for food lovers. They have a mix of cuisines including Indian, Mexican, Korean, Thai, Spanish and more all in a rustic setting under the stars.

Start Date:
06/10/2018 View more details

Garden Gala and Markets

Family Fun Day! Free entry and parking. The showgrounds will be bursting with a vast variety of native, exotic, succulents, seedlings, roses, tube stocks and sub-tropical plants for sale. Other fabulous stalls will be offering Fresh Produce, Gourmet Delights, Adults and Children’s Clothes, Arts and Specialty Crafts, Gifts, Garden Artwork, Specialty Food and Coffee and much, much more. Find that perfect gift from the extensive range of products available. Listen to Live Music while enjoying something yummy to eat. Be inspired and motivated at the Creative Workshops!

Start Date:
06/10/2018 View more details

Daryl Braithwaite

Right now Daryl Braithwaite is showing no signs of slowing down. Daft Punk recently sampled The Sherbs’ ‘We Ride Tonight’. In 2017 Daryl has entered the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Start Date:
13/10/2018 View more details

The Dawn Wall - Coffs Harbour (Sawtell), presented by Climbing Anchors

In January, 2015, American rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson captivated the world with their effort to climb the Dawn Wall, a seemingly impossible 3,000 foot rock face in Yosemite National Park, California. The pair lived on the sheer vertical cliff for weeks, igniting a frenzy of global media attention. More than just a climbing movie, The Dawn Wall is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be enjoyed by all.

Start Date:
25/10/2018 View more details

Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival

The Dorrigo Folk and Bluegrass Festival is rated highly on the festival circuit for folk and bluegrass followers and the program includes some of the best home-grown talent in both folk and bluegrass genres. It is a three day event so people can enjoy all the supporting activities. Family groups can camp in the showground and jam around the camp fire, dance and participate in workshops run by performers along with special programs for the children. There are many visitors who return to Dorrigo every year for this Festival because of the great atmosphere, and the opportunity to jam with fantastic and sometimes famous musicians under a shady tree or round the campfire. Come along and add a twang to your life in Dorrigo.

Start Date:
26/10/2018 View more details

Behind the Lines: The year’s best political cartoons

Roll up, roll up to Behind the Lines 2017 and marvel at the political cartooning spectacle: The Three-Ring Circus. Behind the Lines 2017 is a travelling exhibition, coming to the Bunker Cartoon Gallery from 26 October to 2 December, and proudly supported by the National Collecting Institutions Touring and Outreach program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to the national collections for all Australians. Showcasing the year’s best political cartoons, The Three-Ring Circus captures a world where fact and fiction collide and ringmasters, jugglers and acrobats have all stepped into the political Big Top. This year provided a cavalcade of political characters and plenty of sensational events to capture the imagination of cartoonists and the public alike. Citizenship chaos, calls for constitutional reform and a postal plebiscite. The Budget caught attention with its invitation to consider both ‘good debt’ and ‘bad debt’ and Donald Trump dominated front pages with his compelling Twitter habit and outspoken responses.

Start Date:
26/10/2018 View more details

Coffs Coast Festival of Cycling

The C.ex McDonald's Cycle Challenge is conducted in Coffs Harbour and provides riders of all abilities and ages the opportunity to cycle in picturesque surroundings. Regularly attracting over 800 riders, the Cycle Challenge is now being extended to a "Festival of Cycling" with organised events being held in October. Sunday's main day includes rides of 165 kilometres, 100 kilometres, 60 kilometres, 40 kilometres and 10 kilometres. Riders with a disability and ebikers are encouraged to enter. So come and join them for one day or one week and cycle through rainforest, by the ocean and along creeks and rivers.

Start Date:
28/10/2018 View more details

ProAg

NSW Mid North Coast's premier industry field days. Showcasing hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of agricultural and rural lifestyle products and services over two big days

Start Date:
02/11/2018 View more details

Blues and Berries Community Fair

Bringing Blues and Berries to the beach. They hit the ground running in 2017 and are keen to bring an even bigger and better event in 2018. Join them for a day of all things Blues music and berries by the beach. They will have their Pie Eating competition, Farm tours to Costa Berries Farm and loads of food and market stalls. Bring your chair, picnic blanket and sunscreen for an awesome outdoor family friendly event.

Start Date:
04/11/2018 View more details

Kennards Hire Rally Australia World Rally Championship

The beautiful Coffs Coast of New South Wales will play host once again to Kennards Hire Rally Australia, the annual Australian leg and the closing round of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship. Only Australia's second world championship event, alongside Formula One, this epic competition features some of the world's greatest drivers battling for supremacy in the toughest and most varied conditions on the planet. Multi-million dollar "factory" teams from Japan, France, Korea and Britain, plus the cream of privateer outfits from around the world and Australia tackle open-country and forestry stages across 300 kilometres in spectacular sub-tropical scenery. Fully-catered, family-friendly viewing points, easily accessible from Coffs Harbour and the surrounding region, will be available around the stages. Don't miss the Super Special Stage around the beautiful Coffs Harbour Jetty foreshore. There will be plenty of free entertainment to keep the kids and adults amused. The rally's climax will be the Wedding Bells Special Stage on Sunday, providing great spectating, food and entertainment as the best in the world battle toward a globally-televised finish.

Start Date:
15/11/2018 View more details

Dami Im – I Hear A Song Tour Coffs Harbour

Dami Im is back with an intimate limited dates tour!While earning a reputation as one of the hardest working women in show business, Dami Im has quietly established herself as something of a national treasure. Accolades over the last couple of years have come thick and fast. But, where do you start? Dami's first, fifty-date, national tour was a sell-out. The world was wooed by her in the Eurovision Song Contest. At home, her single Sound Of Silence shot to number one. Throw in the massive success of the Classic Carpenters album and this is an artist who is on the move. Where do you go when you've achieved so much? See Eventfinda for more information.

Start Date:
23/11/2018 View more details

Dorrigo Agricultural Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Dorrigo Show is one of the highlight annual community events on the Plateau. The beautiful showground is right in Dorrigo, which is a charming town in the centre of an area of breathtaking beauty and with lots to do and see and places to stay. The Show's attractions are wide-ranging but it is still agriculturally focused and has a wonderful country atmosphere.

Start Date:
24/11/2018 View more details

The Italian Tenors Sawtell

Direct from Italy, the Italian Tenors are three of Europe’s most successful operatic tenors who have become a worldwide pop-opera phenomenon. Fabio La Mattina, Sabino Gaita and Evans Tonon toured Australia in 2016 on their inaugural tour which saw the group play to sell out performances Australia-wide. The Italian Tenors signed to Universal Records, combine their classical roots with Neapolitan songs and their own blend of Italian pop which is not only evident on their self titled album but is sung with the flair and virtuosity that is uniquely the Italian Tenors. Their encore Australian tour promises all the Italian charm and vocal power of their recently sold out European tour. Together with their live band, the evening promises to be an incredible musical montage of vocal passion and entertainment excellence.

Start Date:
14/12/2018 View more details

Carols Urunga

Commencing at 5pm the Carols Urunga evening will be one of song, entertainment, food, fireworks and lots of fun for all. There will be a variety of wonderful foodies with a barbecue and sausage sizzle plus a variety of food and drink stalls. The arrival of Santa always brings much excitement. Bring a chair or rug to sit on.

Start Date:
16/12/2018 View more details

Camp Creative Bellingen

A week long creative summer school for families and individuals. It's an immersive and super fun week of learning and experimenting. It's all about imagination, innovation and enjoyment! Creativity is for everyone. Find new creative expression. From visual arts, crafts, music, voice, writing, dance, lifestyle and kids courses. For advanced creatives and beginners. Never tried playing an instrument or painting or building a canoe before? Come along and choose a course. Camp Creative will get you going. The tutors are leaders in their fields and give generously of their time and expertise. But there's more! Most evenings are filled with concerts and performances - included in your ticket price - for your entertainment. There's the Celebrity Concert of top local musicians (Bellingen has a few surprises), the Open Mic night, the Party in the Park and the Grand Finale at the end of the week where Campers get to show off their new skills. Who can come? Anybody and everybody from age six to 106 – especially families, grandparents, parents and children. If you come alone, you’ll have the opportunity to make new likeminded friends in a notably friendly and encouraging environment.

Start Date:
14/01/2019 View more details

Coffs Harbour Cinema Under the Stars

Newcastle Permanent's Cinema Under the Stars is Australia's largest free outdoor cinema program and is returning to Coffs Harbour! The event kicks off at 5.30pm with a fantastic line-up of family friendly entertainment and activities before the blockbuster movie The Greatest Showman screens at sundown. So pack your picnic, gather your tribe and join them for a free evening under the stars! Don't miss out on the most up to date event information by visiting the website.

Start Date:
02/02/2019 View more details

NSW Oztag Junior State Cup

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Australian Oztag Sports Association hosts a Junior State Cup tournament annually. This is NSW largest tournament with around 300 Junior teams competing to be crowned NSW Champions. Associations across the state compete against each other over a three day tournament. The Junior tournament caters for players aged nine to 17 years old.

Start Date:
08/02/2019 View more details

SummerSalt Coffs Harbour

Zaccaria Concerts and Touring are proud to announce SummerSalt Coffs Harbour with blue-chip Australian talent, John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, The Teskey Brothers and Stella Donnelly. With sun, salt air, and sweet music to wash over Park Beach Reserve, SummerSalt will create the perfect setting to dance the afternoon away with your friends, enjoy the festival food and beverages, or chill in the SummerSalt Lounge. Australia's most successful independent artist, the John Butler Trio have launched a new single and a massive tour, and they're bringing their good friend Missy Higgins along for the ride. After the top five success of her recent album “Solastalgia” - and the birth of a baby girl just last month - Missy Higgins will return to perform alongside her longtime musical compadre John Butler and his new five-piece band. They will be joined in Coffs Harbour by crowd favourites, The Teskey Brothers, and upcoming singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly. John Butler Trio "Home" will be available to order as part of an Album / Ticket Bundle at the point of ticket purchase through Ticketmaster.

Start Date:
17/02/2019 View more details

Sgt. Matthew Locke MG Charity Event

Celebrating Sgt Matthew Locke MG and those veterans past and present sees the Army Thunder Rugby League team play Bellingen Magpies in an annual match up. This event has built up over the past nine years and encompasses a 18 hole, three ball Ambrose at Bellingen Golf Club. The main event on the Saturday and a concert by the Army Band on Sunday. The three day event attracts a wide range of visitors from as far a field as Perth and is supported by His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley (retreat) AC DSC and Mrs Linda Hurley and Cpl Ben Roberts-Smith.

Start Date:
22/02/2019 View more details

Women's NSW Open

The Women’s NSW Open will return to the ALPG calendar for the first time since 2015 and will be contested at Coffs Harbour Golf Club, boasting immaculately manicured fairways and greens, in a beautiful natural setting. The field will include the some of the best professionals and amateurs from Australia, Europe, Asia and the USA. Come and walk alongside your favourite players on the fairways, as they battle for the title.

Start Date:
01/03/2019 View more details

bcu Coffs Tri

Village Sports Coffs Harbour is hosting a weekend of Triathlon events for ages six and over in the beautiful coastal city of Coffs Harbour. All proceeds will go to local children's charities. Events include the Coffs Kids Tri - Aquathons and Triathlons for children aged six to 12; 'Enticer' Triathlon (300 metre swim, seven kilometre cycle, two kilometre run) for ages 13+; and the Standard Distance Tri (1.5 kilometre swim, 40 kilometre cycle and 10 kilometre run) open to Individuals and Teams. The Standard Distance Tri is the NSW State Championship Race to determine the best triathletes in NSW. The inclusion of short distance events for novices and children means the event promises to be fun for everyone, regardless of age or fitness. It is a fantastic weekend of events for the whole family on the beautiful Coffs Coast.

Start Date:
02/03/2019 View more details

Touch Football Australia National Touch League and Elite Eight Series

Bigger, better, best! The aim of the tournament is to showcase representative Touch Football on a national stage, as well as provide an opportunity for the country's best athletes to come together and compete against each other. The tournament will showcase the best the sport has to offer, with amazing talent on-field, and must-see celebrations off-field. Coffs Harbour will host the monumental event, which will see 120 teams descend to the C.ex International Stadium over four spectacular days. The event has proven to be a highlight on the Touch Football calendar, and every year shows the further development of the sport.

Start Date:
13/03/2019 View more details

Creative Mountain Art Exhibition - Dorrigo

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The annual Creative Mountain Art Exhibition in Dorrigo is a wonderful presentation of a diverse range of artistic works created by local artists and craft people living on the Dorrigo Plateau. The works exhibited include: painting and drawing, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, woodworking, fabric craft, jewellery and photography. Amateur artists are particularly encouraged to exhibit as it gives them an excellent opportunity to participate in an open exhibition. The Creative Mountain Art Exhibition also attracts local professional artists to display and sell their work.

Start Date:
28/03/2019 View more details

Bellinger River Agricultural Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The Bellinger River Agricultural Show is a traditional, rural agricultural show. It is a sustainable, inclusive, community event which reflects the past, celebrates the present and looks to the future. The Bellinger River Agricultural Show has been going since 1881.

Start Date:
04/05/2019 View more details

Million Paws Walk - Coffs Harbour

The Million Paws Walk is guaranteed to be another great day for Coffs Coast animal lovers. Whether you want to show your support for the RSPCA, help your doggy companion make some new pals, or need an excuse to walk for a cause, you are invited to participate in the Coffs Coast’s furriest event of the year. There will be activities and attractions for participants to enjoy and the Walk itself winds four kilometres to the beautiful Coffs Beach Jetty and back. The walk is relatively flat and has an optional beach walk on the return leg. Participants may enter their pet in one of the fantastic novelty competitions, with winners receiving a commemorative ribbon; or choose to throw down a picnic blanket and simply enjoy the surrounds. All proceeds will help assist the local RSPCA in operating the animal shelter, supporting local Inspectors and providing community education regarding animal care and welfare. Spread the word - they look forward to seeing a great crowd of animals and supporters alike.

Start Date:
19/05/2019 View more details

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival

The Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival is unique among Australian writers’ festivals in being situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellinger River and Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest. The program focuses exclusively on Australian writers to showcase the diversity of talent in this country.

Start Date:
08/06/2019 View more details

Orara Valley Fair: Helicopter Scenic Flights

Helicopter scenic flights of the spectacular Orara Valley. Soar through the skies in the JetRanger with Precision Helicopters. See you at the Fair. Fairgrounds - Dairyville Road, Upper Orara. NSW

Start Date:
11/06/2019 View more details

South Solitary Island Exclusive Helicopter Tour

Fly by helicopter and land on South Solitary Island which is located 18 kilometres from Coffs Harbour. Rarely does an opportunity like this present itself as it is normally closed to the public. Inspect the lighthouse keepers quarters which were built in 1880 and imagine living in this isolated outpost. The lighthouse and keepers quarters were built in 1880 are the oldest in the area, the lighthouse was automated in 1975 with all residents leaving the island. The only way to access the island is by helicopter and public access is restricted to these open days only. Included in this fantastic offer is an interpretive guided walking tour for one or two hours by National Parks and Wildlife Rangers and return helicopter flights. Be one of the lucky few visitors to have ascended the ancient spiral staircase of the lighthouse to finally step out onto the narrow balcony suspended some 50 metres above the raging ocean below. The public are only allowed access for two weekends per year.

Start Date:
19/06/2019 View more details

Coffs Coast Charity Walk

The Coffs Coast Charity Walk - a fundraising event for the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service - starts at Boronia Park and proceeds to Bonville Headland, Sawtell and follows the Solitary Islands Walk on Murray’s Beach through to Boambee Headland, Boambee Beach to the Coffs Harbour Jetty a distance of 14km. A 21km half marathon distance is also offered with a 7km track from the Coffs Jetty to Coffs Headland (return). The walks are an all-terrain challenge across sand, bush track and roads and should not be underestimated by any walker. The spectacular scenery creates an awe-inspiring backdrop for the Charity Walk. Participants can walk or run at any pace however it is a non-competitive social event. Participants can enter individually or in teams of 2-20 people. Minimum age is 12 years old (with a paying adult).

Start Date:
24/06/2019 View more details

Sawtell Chilli Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** One of the hottest events on the Coffs Coast events calendar. Even though it's the middle of a Coffs Coast (mild) winter, the event is guaranteed to turn up the heat a few notches. Each year, the popular festival attracts thousands of people to the pretty seaside village, keen to sample the wide range of chilli-related foods and products, take part in fun activities and competitions and be entertained by live music, dancing, cooking and other performances. The festival is an incredibly fun day out for the whole family. There will be street performances, rides for the kids, live music and dancing and, of course, the by now very famous annual Chilli Eating Competition! Less fiery but equally fun competitions you can take part in are the Spanish/Mexican style Fancy Dress Competition and the Chilli-themed Hat Parade.

Start Date:
06/07/2019 View more details

Bello Winter Music

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed *** The festival uses existing infrastructure within the town, reinforcing the community vibe and reflecting the sustainability consciousness of the organisers. It also runs Bellingen LeaF – a sustainability focused program, and organisers are also very passionate about the Youth Mentorship program, where young aspiring musicians are given the opportunity to be mentored by selected artists appearing on the bill, and to then perform as a part of the festival lineup. Bello Winter Music is dedicated to programming an exciting and eclectic mix of new and emerging artists - local, national and international, while showcasing everything that Bellingen has to offer.

Start Date:
12/07/2019 View more details

Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls

The National Youth Championships are FFA’s primary national football competition for the 13 and 15 Years Girls. Hosted by Northern NSW Football, the Westfield National Youth Championships for Girls have been held in Coffs Harbour since 2006. The Championships are an integral part of the FFA National youth development and identification process providing a showcase for the best 13 and 15 year old girls from all States. The Championships have in the past and will continue to produce the next generation of players to represent Australian men's football and offer an outstanding quality of competition.

Start Date:
15/07/2019 View more details

Coffs Harbour Running Festival

The Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities and consists of a 21.1 kilometre half marathon, 10 kilometre fun run, five kilometre fun run, and a three kilometre family fun run/walk. Held on a bush trail on the Coffs Creek Walkway, the flat, shady course is ideal for runners. The picturesque track hugs the beautiful Coffs Creek and competitors run over floating boardwalks, through swamp forests of mangrove, casuarina and paperbark trees, from the centre of town to the coast and back. The event raises funds for local children's charities including Life Education Australia, Coffs Coast Autism, Camp Quality, Early Connections Coffs Harbour and St John Ambulance.

Start Date:
08/09/2019 View more details