Coffs Harbour is a coastal city on the northern coast of New South Wales, Australia. Located in proximity to major cities including Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane, Coffs Harbour sees its population swell during holiday seasons. This is attributed to its pleasant climate. The population of Coffs Harbour fluctuates between 70,000 in winter and 100,000 in the holiday seasons.
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Coffs Harbour, New South Wales
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More on Coffs HarbourCoffs Harbour was founded in the early part of the 20th century as a logging town. Lumber was transported by coastal shipping. Later on, the railway line was built and trains were used move the timber to the sawmills and jetties.
The town of Coffs Harbour was named after John Korff, who had to seek shelter in the area from a severe storm in 1847. When the land was surveyed, the site was accidentally misspelled, making it Coffs Harbour.
Today the timber industry has largely disappeared in Coffs Harbour, and its economy is now supported by agriculture, particularly the banana industry. Tourism has also become a major income earner for the town, which is close to many national parks. It also attracts short-term residents from major cities that come to enjoy its pleasant climate.
Jetty at Coffs Harbour
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Visiting Coffs HarbourCoffs Harbour is about 530 km north of Sydney. The most straightforward route from Sydney is Highway 1. There is also a train service by Countrylink (http://www.countrylink.info/) from Sydney to Coffs Harbour. The journey takes about nine hours.
Places of Interest in Coffs Harbour