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    • Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      Day Spas Coffs Harbour

      As mums we don’t take time out for ourselves and pampering is usually sacrificed. As much as we love our little ones ‘me time’ could be just what the doctor ordered. So why don’t you spoil yourself and indulge in some pampering, enjoy the peace and quiet, even better...

    • You Know You’re a Mum When…

      You Know You’re a Mum When…

      From the time you find out you are pregnant, you start to realise that there is a lot in your life that is going to change. You also become aware that your priorities will become very different than what they were pre-kids. But sometimes it is the little signs that...

    • Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      Local Mum Feature – Celeste Lord

      This week’s lovely local mum is Celeste Lord. Having only recently moved to the area she fills us in on what she loves best about raising a family on the Coffs Coast. Where and how long have you lived in the area and what do you love about it? I have lived in Coffs...

    • It’s Time For You Chookado

      It’s Time For You Chookado

      So you’re a mum now. And the second that baby was born this deep seeded emotion you can’t control suddenly entered your life. Guilt. It hits you like a cold day in numerous ways. It haunts you on a range of topics – feeding, sleep, play, education… It hits you when...

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      All things parenting on the Coffs Coast. From recipes and time hacks to the day to day ups and downs of motherhood.
    • Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Local Mothers Day Gift Guide 2020

      Mother’s Day this year will fall on Sunday, 10 May.  While it may be one of the more unusual Mothers days to date and with everyone still adhering to the social distancing rules, you can still pamper from afar. The most common motherly saying is “oh, you didn’t need...

      Fathers Day 2019

      Fathers Day 2019

      The 1st of September is Father’s Day in Australia, the perfect time for honoring fathers or the important male figure in your life.  We often forget the sacrifices and contributions they have made in our lives. This Father’s Day, show him how much you appreciate all...

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Creative Easter Recipe Lunchbox Ideas

      Kids love finding surprises in their lunchbox and with the Easter countdown, it is an especially fun time to add a little bit of seasonable love into the lunchboxes.  With so many fun Easter cutters, food picks and moulds its easy to get creative in the kitchen.  We...

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Bulk Billed Doctors GP’s Coffs Harbour

      Finding a new GP and or bulk billed surgery can be time-consuming.  Taken from recommendations of our local mums we have collated a list of some of the bulk-billed GP’s and surgeries around Coffs Harbour. We have also included a couple of private practices which have...

    • Holidays and Travel

      Holidaying with kids? Check out our top tips to make travelling with kids a breeze. We are blessed to be based here in Coffs Harbour with an awesome holiday vibe all year round. Find out the best the region has to offer for school holidays.
    • Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Where To Go for Santa Photos in Coffs Harbour

      Capture that special moment in your child's life sitting on Santa's knee before he or she is all grown up. Here is your guide on where to find Santa in Coffs Harbour this season.   Coffs Central Santa Photos Santa is back for the annual Christmas photo but with Covid...

      School Holiday Guide

      School Holiday Guide

      Summer is here, it’s getting hot and the kids are gearing up for school holidays. While the Coast has so much to offer with its stunning beaches, reserves, coastal walks, waterfalls and parks the kids do like a bit of variety. If you are wondering how to keep the kids...

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Shop Local Christmas Gift Guide 2019

      Keep on giving this Christmas by supporting Coffs small businesses and “shop it local” these holidays. Finding the perfect Christmas gift is easy with our Christmas ideas guide. We have pulled together a list of some of our favourites, buy local this Christmas! Gifts...

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Christmas Carols around Coffs Harbour 2019

      Nothing says Christmas like the joyous sounds of carols sung together with family and friends by candlelight. If you love singing your heart out to Christmas Carols, there are some great free community events to attend throughout December. Here is the Coffs Coast...

      October School Holiday Guide

      October School Holiday Guide

      Wow…another term has gone by and the spring school holidays are upon us. The burden of finding things to fill the itinerary and keep the kids entertained is looming, so we have found some of the activities scheduled to take that burden away. Coffs has some great...

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      From beauty, career, fashion, health and fitness, money, home, real estate and relationships. You will find it all the relevant info for Coffs Coast Mums.
    • Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter Crafts to do with your Kids

      Easter is great fun and we're doing it a bit differently at home this year. It’s a lovely time to spend with your immediate family and a great excuse to indulge in some guilt-free sweet treats. The smell of chocolate is in the air! We have gathered up some fun and...

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      Back to School Lunch Box Ideas

      We are nearing the start of the school year and back to thinking about the dreaded school lunches. For those that have children starting Kindy or returning back to school it can be overwhelming coming up with new ideas to ensure that the kids get some variety. Did you...

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Is Coffs Harbour a Good Place to Live?

      Deciding on an area to live and building a life with your family can be a tough choice to make.  Many factors come into that process, and deciding on what your family's priorities are, will not be the same for everyone. So, let's think about Coffs Harbour as a...

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Mother’s Day Events and Gift Ideas Coffs Harbour

      Did you know that Mother's Day is celebrated in Australia thanks to Mrs Janet Heyden, who helped pioneer it after she started a campaign in Sydney to raise money to buy gifts for lonely or forgotten mothers?  The original meaning of Mother's Day was to acknowledge and...

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Easter Gifts – That Are Not Chocolate

      Regardless of how you celebrate Easter, one thing is certain it doesn't have to be all about chocolate. If you are looking for something a little different this year or just wanting to cut down on the sugar intake there are plenty of alternatives to ensure that your...

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If you plan on hanging up the apron this year and want to get in to the holiday spirit what better way than starting with a perfect meal. Sharing the Christmas meal with family, friends and loved ones is the best way to celebrate the festive season, which is all about togetherness.

So take the fuss out of Christmas and book a delicious lunch at one of the great restaurants open in Coffs Harbour on Christmas Day. We have gathered some great options for anyone wanting to find the best places to have Christmas lunch.

It can also be hard being away from family and friends during the holidays and challenging finding out what is open on Xmas day in an unfamiliar city so we hope this list helps.

It is recommended you book early as places can fill up quickly. All venues are children friendly and Santa makes a special visit to some, ensure to check with staff upon booking.

Aanuka Beach Resort

Celebrate Christmas Day by the Sea. BreakFree Aanuka Beach Resort has the perfect stress free solution for Christmas Day, a delicious buffet lunch. This year we have three venues dedicated to hosting this fun and filling day. The Finz venue, Casay on the Beach and the Breakers Venue. All venues feature ocean vistas overlooking the gorgeous Diggers Beach. Santa will be visiting for the kids.

Time:     12.00pm to 3pm

Cost:      Adults: $159 and Children $7.50 per year of age (4-17 years)

Bookings are essential on (02) 6652 7555. See attached for Menu

Opal Cove Resort – Horizons Restaurant & Bar

Coffs Harbour’s Biggest Christmas Party.   Santa will be visiting for the kids. On offer is both a lunch and dinner buffet.

Time:    12 noon to 3pm (lunch) and 6pm to 9.00pm (dinner)

Cost:      Lunch – Adults $160.00 | Children (aged 4-14 yrs) $50.00 Teens (aged 15 – 17 yrs) $95.00

Dinner – Adults $95.00 Children $35.00 (Aged 5-14 yrs. Soft drink included)

Bookings Essential: (02) 6651 0553 or Email: confsales@opalcove.com

To view the Menu


Bonville Golf Club

Let Bonville Golf Resort host you and your family for a stress free, sumptuous lunch. Enjoy a fresh seafood selection platter delivered to your table followed by an array of items including all the trimmings from the buffet. For a Christmas day to remember, contact Reception via the details below. Santa is Visiting

Time:     11.00am – 3.00pm

Cost:      $165.00 Adults . $145.00 Members & Children 13-17 Years $75.00

Child 6-12 Yrs $30.00 Child 3-5 Yrs

Bookings are Essential on (02) 6653 4002. See attached for Menu


Greenhouse Tavern

Sit back, relax and leave the cooking to us this Christmas Day. Bring your Christmas cheer to the Greenhouse Tavern for a delicious buffet lunch. Santa will be visiting.

Time:    From 12.00pm

Cost:      Adults $89. Seniors $79. Kids 13-17 years $69. Kids 5-12 years $39. Under 5 free

Bookings are essential and can be made here


Pacific Bay Resort – Bayside Bar and Grill

Enjoy the most festive day of the year at Pacific Bay Resort. Indulge in our delicious buffet selection overlooking our tropical resort lagoons. Santa will be visiting.

Time: 12.00pm – 3.30pm

Cost: Adults $165.00. Child 13-17 years $145.00. Child 6-12 years $75.00. Child 3-5 Years $30.00

Bookings are essential on (02) 6659 7000. See attached for Menu


Anchors Wharf Urunga

With a spectacular position on the south bank of the Kalang River at Urunga, you can indulge yourself in a gorgeous buffet. The restaurant features open-air seating with broad river views

Time: Lunch will be served from 12.00pm

Cost: Adults $155. Under 15 $99.00. Under 12 $70.00. Under 6 $50. Under 2 is free (drinks are not included in the cost)

Bookings are essential on (02) 6655 5588


Creekside Café – Dolphin Marine Magic

Relax at Creekside Café on Christmas Day! A welcome drink & savory nibbles followed by a traditional Christmas lunch & dessert PLUS entry to our afternoon marine discovery presentation!

Time: Lunch will be served from 12.00pm

Cost: Adults $95.00 and Children (3-15 years) $47.50 }

If you do not wish to join in the marine presentation Lunch only is Adults $75.00 Children $27.50

Bookings are essential on (02) 6659 1910 or bookings@dmcvp.com.au