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      Playgrounds around Coffs Harbour

      Whether you are visiting on holidays or live here, taking the kids to the playground is one of the best free things to do and it is fun.  It’s a great place for kids to interact with other kids and also for mums to meet mums. We have some brilliant parks around Coffs...

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      Bonville Headland Sawtell

      Some of the best views on the coast can be found at Bonville Headland - which is great because it's also a fun place to take children. To keep toddlers entertained, bring some old bread to feed the seagulls. They will swarm and provide endless entertainment for kids...

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      Coffs Harbour Markets

      Shopping is a lot more fun when it involves street food, live music and bargains from local producers, designers and creatives. Coffs Harbour is blessed with multiple amazing markets, including fresh produce markets that can make for a wonderful morning out. Occurring...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      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...

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      Active Kids and Creative Kids Rebate

      Have you heard of the Active Kids Rebate and Creative Kids Rebate?  From January 2018, the NSW Government initiated the rebates to assist parents, guardians and caregivers to contribute towards the cost of their child’s fees and assisting with getting them more...

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      I Will Never be “That” Mum, and That’s OK

      You know the mum. The one who shows up to the gym with their perfect hair and colour coordinated outfit. They have an organic eco-friendly meal plan stuck to the fridge. A master chef in the making, ensuring their kids have the perfect balance of macros each week. She...

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      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.
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      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...

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      July 2019 School Holidays in and around Coffs Harbour

      And that’s a wrap, Term two is just about done and dusted.  Now what the kids are longing for is School Holiday fun. To help keep the kids entertained and active these holidays, we have pulled together a guide to some events and activities for the kids around Coffs...

      School Holiday Activities

      School Holiday Activities

      School is out! Which means you will need to find ways to keep your kids entertained throughout the holidays. Here are some affordable and free options to help you survive the next two weeks. Keep them Active with Sports and Workshops Kids DIY Easter Craft Workshop...

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Christmas Day Lunch in Coffs Harbour 2018

      Do you want to take the hassle out of Christmas Day Lunch? Why not enjoy your day at one of the many Restaurants around Coffs Harbour that are organising a great lunch. Many have Santa visiting which is great for the kids. Make sure you book soon as I’m sure places...

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      Christmas Family Traditions

      Looking for new Christmas traditions for your family?  Start the season of merry and bright with one of these festive, fun ideas.  We have compiled a list of 25 traditions that you can start with your kids this year.  I'm sure you will cherish them as much as we do!...

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      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...

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      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...

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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 he does and has done in your life.  Take a look at these fabulous Father’s Day gift ideas, activities and events to show him how much you appreciate the hero he really is!

“Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a Dad.” — Anne Geddes


For those tricky fathers who are hard to shop for, we’ve got a list of gift ideas sure to make him smile.

Tree Tops Gift Voucher



Coffs Sky Diving Gift Voucher



Deep Sea Fishing Voucher with Coffs Harbour Fishing



The Shaver Shop Park Plaza

Why not shout dad to some useful grooming products from the Shaver Shop.  An Electric Toothbrush, Electric Shaver, Beard Trimmers or Clippers.  Check out the great range of products instore or online


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Father’s Day is fast approaching; our engraved personalised cheese boards are the perfect gift for your loved one.

Choose one of our designs or create your own personal message.

Our personalised Cheese boards are available for $45.00 each or with a set of 4 cheese knives for $60.00.

YETI – Australian Colster

The YETI Colster® keeps cans and bottles so cold for so long that you’ll have to rethink your understanding of a few natural laws. Standard 375mL cans and bottles fit like a glove – a glove with double-wall vacuum insulation. The Load-and-Lock™ Gasket secures your drink in place, and No Sweat™ Design keeps your hands dry while your drink stays cold.

Check out Yeti for a great range of products for all occasions


Mapiful Personalised Posters

The city you were born, where you fell in love or just a place that makes your heart skip a beat. Mapiful Posters are a touching memory to a special place that can be treasured forever.


Hard to Find

Check out our collection of unique Father’s Day gift ideas. We’ve got everything from accessories for the stylish dad, to personalised glassware for the boozy dad, kitchen essentials for the chef dad, and cheeky gifts for the joker dad. For new dads celebrating their inaugural Dad’s Day, check out our collection of first Father’s Day gifts, where you’ll find super-cute matching dad-and-bub tees, new dad keepsakes and even a ‘new dad survival kit’ (which you can fill with #newbornlife essentials, like beer and panadol!)



The best gift you can sometimes give someone is your time.  Enjoy an activity which you will remember forever.  From golf to go karts, find fun Father’s Day ideas here.

Go Karts

Take Dad for a thrill ride.  Unleash your wild side and enjoy the thrill of 1.1KM OF PURE ADRENALIN!



Challenge dad to a friendly battle of the generations with paintball

Elite 1 Paintball is the newest paintball field on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales.

Located approximately 10 minutes or 10km South of Coffs Harbour at 44 Strouds Road Bonville, which is just off the old Pacific Highway.  Near the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House.

Elite1 Paintball


Lunch and Beer Tasting at The Bellingen Brewery & Co.

Enjoy an afternoon at Bellingen’s own craft brewery serving a collection of finest ales, organic wines and cocktails in a unique venue that showcases local food and art.

3/5 Church Street, Bellingen, New South Wales


Golf – Practice your Swing at the Coffs Harbour Golf Club

Spend 18 holes of quality time with Dad.

After your game enjoy a cold beverage or two on the back deck overlooking the 18th and mountain backdrop!

Coffs Harbour Golf Club


Tenpin Bowling


This is a great rainy day option. If you have little kids you can opt for bumper bowling to give them an advantage.


Go Camping or a Weekend Away

Pitch a tent, start a campfire, it’s bonding at its best. Look for a campground near you, pick up the right gear, and go wild.  If camping isn’t your thing then take him for a weekend getaway or make it a day trip.  Don’t forget to pack a picnic!


Opal Cove

Why not Treat Dad this Father’s Day with a night at Opal Cove.  They have a WINTER SPECIAL for accommodation, which is valid for the Father’s Day Weekend !

Resortside rooms for 2 Adults & Buffet Breakfast & bottle of wine for $160 – kids stay free (using existing bedding) you just need to pay for their meals ! For an extra $10 stay in an Oceanside Room.

(subject to availability – maximum of 4 guests per room)


Go Fishing

If you want to spend some time in the great outdoors then head down to the river or Coffs Jetty and  cast a line for a few hours. Fishing is a great way to create some cute memories with your kids and relax.




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Take Dad out for Breakfast this Father’s Day, he deserves it!

Open from 7am – 12pm.

Bookings essential.    Please phone (02) 6651 3251 or pop in and see our friendly staff to book your table.

Father’s Day – Minnie Marks live at the Seaview!

The amazing Minnie Marks will be playing live from 3pm for Father’s Day!

Seaview Tavern Woolgoolga

51 River St, Woolgoolga

Father’s Day Lunch Cruise Port Macquarie


Time 1 -3pm

Come Sail away with us – be quick though or you’ll miss the boat

Complimentary Yak Beer for all DADS (BYO Additional drinks)

Food | Buffalo Wings – Sliders – Guinness Meat Pies – Ribs & Grazing Boards

$60 per ticket

Call – Nat @ Mid North Coast Tours and Events | 0404 113 143

Father’s Day Love Urunga 2019 – Picnic

Live music, great coffee and food and kids activities.

Bring a rug, a bottle of wine, some cheese and biscuits, a picnic, and friends and family for a great day out in Urunga.

10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Morgo Street Reserve 15 Morgo St, Urunga

Coffs Harbour Golf Club

BBQ Breakfast Buffet $25

9.00am – 11.00am Bookings Essential

Opal Cove Resort

Horizons Restaurant has a fabulous BUFFET BREAKFAST.

See why all the locals love Opal Cove & enjoy the ALL YOU CAN EAT Buffet Breakfast!

Father’s Day will feature all the buffet delights + Eggs Benedict & Pancakes with berry compote!

Adults are $26.50, kids from 5-14 are $1per year of age, 15 upwards are $26.50 & Under 5’s are free!

Silvios Italian Restaurant

Join us for breakfast or lunch this Father’s Day, September 1st.

All online table bookings will receive a FREE coffee just for dad

We will have our normal breakfast and lunch menu available with ‘dad approved’ Father’s Day specials chosen by chef Billy!

Gift vouchers for dad also available.  Book Online  https://silviositaliano.com.au/fathers-day/

For more info, please call 6691 3337.

Moonee Tavern

Father’s Day is upon us and it’s our chance to treat our Dads like the heroes that they are!

Kids will have a ball dressing and applying makeup to Dad!  At 1.30pm there will be a runway walk off and the prettiest Dad wins a wheelbarrow full of tools!

There will also be performances by Moonee Mad Hatters, face painting, a colouring in competition, live music from 12pm – 3pm and a menu fit for a King!

We do book out quickly for Father’s Day so call 6653 6199 to book your table.

Top Gun Fathers Day Event – BCC Cinemas

Does he feel the need? The need for for speed?

If your Dad thinks he’s a bit of a Maverick… bring him along to see one of the best “Dad” films of all time back on the big screen!

Cinebuzz members see it for just $12! (Non members $15)

It’ll definitely bring back that loving feeling AND you can get ready to see the new MAVERICK coming to cinemas in June 2020.