With uncrowded beaches on the front doorstep and World Heritage-listed rainforest in the backyard, Coffs Harbour has location perfected. Whatever time you’ve put aside for this coastal city, double it. Kick back on sweeping beaches and count your neighbours on one hand. Experience local wildlife in the nature reserves or spot critters in the dappled light of the rainforest. It’s a bit kitschy, but when you visit Coffs Harbour, you should also see the Big Banana, one of the country’s best Big Things.