Monday, 12 May 2014

TRAVEL: Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour

After our little stop off at Port Macquarie and the Koala Hospital, we made our way to Coffs Harbour.

We had heard good things about Coffs so were surprised to arrive and be met with a rather old school feel, reminding me a lot of America with its motels and building style.

We found a lovely place to stay for the night, Park Beach Holiday Park. For four of us it cost $52 which meant a powered site for the campervan with use of the amenities block, pool, campsite kitchen, BBQs, TV room and an on site shop - all smack bang on the beach. 

Up early, we set off to visit the famous Big Banana of Coffs Harbour. Coffs is famous for its banana industry, hence the big banana. But the history goes a little deeper...a banana stall was set up here years ago, with the huge banana plantation behind it and used to promote the banana industry. Now, the Big Banana site still hosts the plantation but also includes a leisure park, with water park, ice skating, sweet shop and various other activities.

I can see why people visit Coffs Harbour with its laid back atmosphere, beaches, tourist parks; perfect for a relaxed stay.


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