Known for its local beaches and action sports, Coffs Harbour is a young city located in New South Wales, approximately six hours drive to Sydney and a 5-hour drive to Brisbane. The city houses Coffs Harbour Airport which hosts regular daily flights to and from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. In 2016, the population of the city was 72,941 with more than 13% of the residents born overseas. During the 1980s, Coffs Harbour economy mainly depended on Bananas; however, the crop was later challenged by Blueberries and later on tourism, action sports and fishing represented the main economic pillars of the city.
Because of its image as a youthful city, Coffs Harbour grabs the attention of many students wishing to study abroad. The primary university of the city is SouthernCross University, which hosts approximately 5,131 international students yearly.
If you are an international student living in a student home in Coffs Harbour, you have a lot to check out, try visiting Emerald Beach, one of the famous beaches where you can enjoy a picnic with your flatmates anytime. It is very close to Look At Me Now Headland, a reserve park where you can enjoy a bit of the wildlife available in Australia. Eastern Grey kangaroos jump around on the grass in the park, and White-bellied Sea Eagles hunt for preys from above the coastline. Between late May and early November, you can probably catch a glimpse of humpback whales passing by the Coffs Harbour International Marina; Dolphins are also plenty in the area.
Another famous destination you should visit is The Big Banana Fun Park, a giant international park where you can enjoy a fun waterpark, a giant slide, a 4D simulator and many other popular attractions. Also, there is a gift shop to shop for souvenir for those who could not make it to the party.
Coffs Harbour has plenty of transport options. There are various private transport options like Go Buggy cars; a company that offers private cars to help you commute anywhere you want. The leading bus operators in Coffs Harbour are Busways, Ryans and Sawtell Coaches. They run regular buses with a firm timetable and information that you can easily check through Coffs Harbour Visitor Information Centre.