We’ve crunched the numbers and it’s official – Coffs Harbour, NSW, is Wotif’s Aussie Town of the Year for 2020. Famous for its Big Banana, Coffs is also home to intimate beaches, untamed rainforests, and some of the friendliest locals around. Now wonder this little slice of NSW North Coast heaven is so apeeling 🍌
A welcome waypoint on the CBR to BNE roadtrip, and a comfortable overnight stop after a long drive. Helpful staff, and easy late / after hours check in - just remember to pack your own shampoo (soap and towels are included, but never shampoo for some reason)
Stunning grounds, with amazing views... probably from level 3 up in our block. We have a view of a wall with toilet windows from the apartment block infront. Why on so much land it was designed this way??? Was really disappointing. We had an executive hotel room but not sure why it cost more. It ...
Great location well kept grounds very friendly staff, pool and spar tick tick tick will stay there again Lesley.
Clean and friendly with plenty of parking available. The TV was hard to view from the bed or the lounge - but overall a pleasant stay.
The resort was a great pit stop on the way to Kingscliff. The front desk was open until 8 pm which meant no rushing. Rooms were clean, modern and family friendly. The pool was great. The only problem was the beds were too soft ( we are a family of firm bed preference). If you have a bad back it could ...
Have stayed here twice now. Stopped here on my way to and from Brisbane from Vic. For the price and what you get, I'd recommend staying here.
The staff are so friendly and accommodating. I also like that it was quiet and relaxing. I’m booking there again!
Bed was so comfortable. Failure to make sure that people understand not to use second bathroom or extra towels! When you make your booking upfront. Not in loose sheets of paper!!
Wow, a great getaway for a couple or family. Everything you need plus the serenity and views. Love to move here forever
Very homely feel, comfortable room. Loved how well everything was kept around the resort i.e pool, gardens etc. staff were extremely welcoming/friendly. Close to beach and shops, great location. Very quiet too! Would definitely stay again.
Very helpful and pleasing, rooom was great but ageing in today’s standards. Quiet and comfortable. Was wonderful to have a overhead fan.
Older style motel with plenty of room in the 2 bedroom apartment. Great for a family for a one night stop over. Room was clean and staff friendly
Staff were very pleasant. We had a small problem with our room and they were very quick to address it. The overall amenity is good, the pool was very nice and the beds comfortable. The kitchen was very basic - I couldn't use it to cook anything more than toast and pancakes. We had dessert one night ...
Clean comfortable property, well maintained. Close to highway but we were not disturbed by road noise. Excellent value for money and friendly staff.
Practical and clean. Nice spot on the water and the staff were very helpful
Comfortable bed and very large room, no contact check in and check out.
cabins need updating . some fly screens missing breakfast was amazing .great staff and service
Very smooth process, very clean and loved that we could have our pets with us. Would stay again.
This hotel is aging but very well maintained. The very friendly greeting we received after a long drive with 2 little people was very welcoming. The room was very clean and well appointed. The little touches added to the feeling of warmth - the baskets of amenities in the bathroom, the bottles of ...
Awesome location, so close to the beach. Super friendly owners who suggested a few places for us to take the kids. Kids loved the pool, definitely family friendly.
We were greeted in a warm friendly manner. Our room was very clean, spacious and quiet. Even tho, there is a major upgrade of Bellingen Valley Lodge, this never impacted on our stay. Only a couple of minutes drive into pretty Bellingen town centre. Highly recommend.
The location was close to our friends nearby, and not far from the beach and the big shopping mall. The comfort - beds, pillows, sofa etc - all comfy. Lack of noise. The friendliness and helpfulness of the owners (whose names were Cathy and Eddy I think.
Lovely apartment, great location, excellent service.
The motel was conveniently located close to shopping centre & food outlets. The motel was simple and clean. The owners/manager were very helpful.
Room was cheap and acceptable. Only problem was room claimed to have a ceiling fan which was actually just a pedestal desk-fan mounted to the wall lol but overall great, decent fun gypsy family pub place perfect for late night rest stop base camp. Games room, pokies and kids place featuring 'Brum' ...
Fantastic stay. Great facilities for kids and friendly helpful staff.
Very noisy! Inconsiderate guests. Rooms tired.Beds and pillows tired but I guess you get what you paid foryou get
We were charged extra cleaning due to the fact we had a very sick child who vomited. Which we had cleaned it up. We will never be staying there again.
Location, views and amenities are brilliant. On the balcony the height of the balustrade is nothing short of dangerous, where it's to building code of the day or not is irrelevant. 90cm for a 16 storey drop is not enough. It's currently a minimum 120cm for fencing pools.
Well maintained areas... Great bbq facilities and pool and spa... Peaceful location..Apartment was very clean and spacious..Receptionist was very friendly and welcoming. We had a great time and would holiday here again. 😊😊
Beautiful view, nice and clean. Only fault is all the stairs 😫 needs a lift.
The winner of the very first Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards in 2018, the historic town of Mackay is back on the radar for travelling Aussies in 2020.
Location is good and the room itself is great. Hotel bar was rarely open (unless you want just pokies) and pool is a bit substandard but otherwise a great place to stay.
It was just hassle free great balcony with great views and was located in a good spot. Breakfast was amazing. pool was spotless staff were exceptionally personable and nothing was a problem from check in to check out
Property is a good position to access MacKay. Room was spacious, and beds comfortable. Fresh linen and towels provided daily.
I love the convenience of the Ibis. Ease of parking and taxis and proximity to the city of Mackay.
Staff were friendly. Was not impressed when we went to check out and the lift was not in use due to routine maintenance, without any communication that it was going to happen.
Reasonably priced, comfortable rooms, comfortable beds, Friendly service.
Late check-in and early departure The receptionist was very helpful and happy Knowledge of the area was great
Amazing view from the room! Was nice that Cutlery, crockery and basic kitchen facilities were available. The bathroom needed some maintenance as some of the tiles were cracked and a capping piece of the shower head was missing.
very happy with the windmill motel, rooms are spacious and always clean, well appointed and great staff.
Cheap clean accommodation. Very close to lots of restaurants and shops. Parking outside ground floor unit. Very comfortable bed.
This was my third stay at Riveria in a premium apartment. I chose to stay at Riveria because of the friendly staff, both on reception and housekeeping. Riveria is only a couple of hundred metres from Canelands and a short walk to the CBD, thus its location is convenient. The apartments are well maintained, ...
The rooms were a great size and the amenities available were fantastic. The only thing we didn't like was the lack of privacy in the main bedroom as the curtains stuck out from the window frame letting the outside easily look in.
Staff were friendly & accommodating making check in & out easy. Amenities were great also.
Clean , awesome service, friendly staff ,room was bigger than expected, price was good and lots of parking will stay here from now on during family holidays
I liked that the staff were friendly and helpful. I didn’t like that my credit card had been charged before I checked in when I opted to pay when I checked in. Also the kitchen could do with some more cooking items and utensils.
Restaurant was excellent. Platypus viewing is an easy 5 minute walk away. Great walking trails. Nice rainforest backdrop surrounding the facilities
The room was good fir what we needed. Air conditioning, TV etc.
Reception and hotel staff very helpful. Accomodation was good and clean. Kids loved the pool
Great Value for money, clean, comfortable, staff were friendly and easy to deal with. Call them and book direct wotif are useless, I booked free cancellation and changes to booking, website wouldn’t let me change the date we left, they don’t answer your call their auto system insists on giving you ...
Not sure if the room got cleaned properly because there was an empty water bottle left on the table. Shower had mould, cob webs behind shower door, Cockroach’s on the floor. It’s also annoying having to wait a few days for the room key deposit to clear back into our account. Also we thought we booked ...
The room was ver spacious and very clean. It was in walking distance to the beach and it was lovely and quiet. We were able to catch a bus to the Souths Leagues club for dinner which is just down the road. Never knew this plac3 existed but we will be back
Didn’t have spare clean towels for showering or toilet paper for guests
Known as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is an aquatic playground that offers incredible nature experiences by day and a bustling, exciting nightlife.
The room was clean but the shower was tiny. We paid for a deluxe pool room but we were in the corner with little to no view of the pool. Staff was very friendly
Great for little kids with everything you need without having to leave the park other that supplies.
Excellent customer service and well priced. The location provides a great view of the marina and only 10mins walk to shops and restaurants.
Perfect place for a family holiday. It’s on the older side, but the rooms a large, clean and have everything that’s needed for a week or two away from home, plus the views are incredible. It’s only a short walk down to the Main Street and right beside Woolworths, which is great if you have children ...
Location was good verandas were small was price sensitive but understandable at peak time at Xmas. In-house movies we’re free which was good
All good ! Nice room with view, further out of town than expected but still has good bars and restaurants in walking distance ,
Incredible resort, clean, tidy, friendly staff. You won’t regret a stay here. It feels like you could be anywhere tropical in the world. Would absolutely recommend!!
Close to Port of Airlie. Can walk to the port and catch boats to nearby islands.
Easy walk to main st. Very reasonable price. Restaurant and bar onsite. Not enough onsite parks. Great views of the ocean.
I can't explain how amazing our stay at Freedom Shores was! We were in a group of 8 adults and 2 kids split between 2 boat houses and 2 one bedroom units. Annelise was the main reception person while we were there for 2 nights and she was the most helpful person I've ever met. Upon check in, she ...
A nice quiet place to stay. Family friendly, close to town. Nice to have the fish’n’chip and coffee vans park up there too
Beautiful views but the friendliness of the Staff was probably the stand out for us.
Loved the facilities available. Perfect spot to go to with children :) Would have liked an aircon in the back bedroom
Loved our stay at seabreeze and would highly recommend. Friendly staff, great facilities and the swimming pool was a hit with the whole family! Located close to shops, close to the ocean you really can’t ask for more
Everything was awesome. Brent aka God 😁 was amazing and his customer service skills 10/10 will definitely be staying again
The view was pretty good from the balcony and the apartment was clean and spacious. One problem is that there’s not enough parking, if you need to park on the street you need to hope you don’t get booked.
It had recently been renovated after Cyclone Debbie 3 years ago. They did a great job and Leah in the office was great to do business with. We appreciated that everything was updated especially the air con as it was the wet season, hot and humid and of course, raining. We had undercover parking which ...
The place was awesome, absolutely spectacular view and facilities. Pete was a great host, highly recommended.
It was quiet and had everthing you needed, it was close to everything and it is out of the hustle bustle of the main bit of airlie beach will recommend it to friends it was good had my two kids they loved it
Love this property, always so friendly & the cabins are clean & well set up.
The rooms are close to the pub/bistro. The bistro has a kids play room which was handy. Room was clean and undercover parking.
Great location and really friendly local owners. And amazingly clean with a great view.
Great spacious two bedroom apartment with a lovely view of Airlie and the nearby rainforest
Great location, very close to the main street of Airlie beach with the beach, Woolworths, swimming lagoon, bars and restaurants all within a short walk. The hotel itself is fairly tired, but with all the attractions in the area, we didn't spend a lot of time in our room. Manager was friendly and ...
Great location, walking distance to all activities / beach / bars and restaurants. Very quiet - rooms very spacious and large outdoor deck with ocean views. Be back again soon. Highly worth it.
The spa on balcony. Rest needs up dating and the picture on website needs to be upgraded as they have pics of the penthouse for the spa room. Spa room had no view like the picture on the web site. 4/10
Fantastic place, clean with great amenities. Beautiful pool and extremely helpful staff. We couldn’t rate this resort higher.
The view was outstanding with a big size balcony and apartment. The 2 infinity pools had the most amazing views as well.
Fabulous views, great location, spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Well appointed. Was as depicted in the website photos. Highly recommended
The place is accessible to most amenities. But the overall rating not quite satisfactory. The place wasn't quite clean upon arrival. We had to get the manager's attention to clean it.
Fantastic little hidden gem. Great views, great location a short drive to anywhere. Beach across the road safe for kids. Couldnt have been happier with my stay. Also reception contacted me to send a book I forgot. Highly recommended especially with young children. Never made it to the cafe but a ...
Great play to stay, we will be back. Very helpful and caring staff, loved the big camps sites, and they offer food on site, like pizza one night or fish and chips, if you don’t feel like cooking..lots of things for the young humans to do to... great camp kitchen setup..even though your next to the ...
Very noisy, could hear the road noise and people talking outside and in the next rooms all night, made it difficult to sleep.
We loved our stay at Whitsunday Reflections and were incredibly sad to leave. The place was clean, had everything we needed including a full kitchen and the views were to die for!! We did have a car with us thankfully as the hill up to the property is a killer walk, but thats how you get the incredible ...
Great lokation, the place to stay in if you are going to Seaforth. Near the beach. We rented the fully supplied appartment on the upper floor with big terass.
It was in the heart of Airlie Beach, walking distance from everything. Beautiful view from the balcony. As it was Christmas having the night owl across the street was great.
Awesome views and friendly staff. Not located close to any shops or cafes. Good for a time away from everyone and everything
Airlie Beach Eco Cabins were amazing! My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. One of our highlights was wildlife in the area, particularly once the sun sets. Just make sure you take the advice of the hosts and use insect repellent when outdoors - we both suffered the wrath of the Midge! ...
Located in the heart of the Oyster Coast, Bateman’s Bay offers fresh local seafood and a great base for exploring the wonders and natural beauty of the NSW South Coast.
Staff and room were great but the screen door to the balcony kept falling off despite our notifying the management. In the end my husband fixed it!!
The floors were dirty. My feet got dirty walking on the floor so I put white socks on and they were black from just walking across the floor a few times
Clean and tidy, a little more dated than the pictures lead you to believe. Bed not overly comfortable but everything worked ok - great views of the ocean and Montague Island, close to supermarket and town centre
Room serviced every day including Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Towels were getting to end of useful life. No breakfast available. Space to turn car around limited - needed to reverse out onto sometimes quite busy road.
Great little getaway! I really appreciated all of the extra things in place to help around COVID- the resort was extremely clean too!
It’s just your average pub rooms so as long as that’s what your expecting it’s fine. The location though is spectacular and that’s what made our stay so special, highly recommend
I needed a place to sleep and have a shower. It offered both, so I was happy. I was a very late check in and they answered the phone for me several times late at night, so I was even more happy. It is basic accommodation, what can I say, it was just that, basic, but again, that was all I needed.
Very clean and comfortable. Really good price for the night. Much like the other places we have been staying with this trip. missed having tissues shampoo /conditioner. Really cheap toilet paper.
great spot. handy to most everything, especially golfers as its in the middle section of the course. right on the beach. the new owners/managers are fixing the place up. great cabins. you can see where they are going with it. we will return.
Great location, facilities and friendly staff. The bed was a little on the soft-side, but would stay here again.
Was good enjoyed the stay few things are a little run down but friendly clean and good fun
We booked Argyle as part of a last min decision to take a road trip down south. At the time there weren’t a lot of choices and we didn’t place high expectations on a last min choice but we were pleasantly surprised. The 2 bedroom standard suite was roomy and accommodated the 5 of us easily (2 adults ...
The view is perfect, the rooms are modern and clean, and the staff are lovely, couldn't fault it!
We stayed in a suite, the room size was excellent, the bed very comfortable and warm. The air con worked well and the mini kitchen was adequate for a short stay. The staff where friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.
Large, nice and clean rooms. Free parking in front of room. Great amenities. Simple and easy check in/out.
Great location, clean and quiet hotel. The owners made our stay 10/10. Lovely people, willing to go above and beyond out of sheer kindness. Would definitely recommend and will stay again.
This was our fourth visit here. Staff are very friendly. The kids had so much fun. The facilities for the children are great. I do think clean towels could be provided for people half way through a week long stay but was told you had to be a week plus to get clean towels. There is a laundry but one ...
Quietness and lovely office lady would book here again
Nice and quiet which was just what we needed, our trip was for a family emergency, hoping to be back soon under happier circumstances. Nice park, great accommodation, great people, thank you
So close to town, its quiet, the staff are friendly, rooms are great, cheap, definitely recommended,
The property was excellent. Room was first rate, breakfast was great. Although close to the highway we couldn’t hear any traffic. Great views over Narooma beach. Owners were friendly, professional and had the bnb business side well worked out for guests. Loved the train track in the ceilings. Thanks ...
Loved the dairy products and complimentary milk and coffee in the morning. It tasted amazing!! Quiet location. Shower was huge and bathroom recently upgraded.
Awesome location! Cabins were decorated to current trends. Homely and we will definitely return.
Great place to stay for families. So many things for the kids to do. Cabins are clean, comfortable and in a great location.
Very clean, kid-friendly place to stay. We stayed in a villa which was equipped with a stove, oven, fridge and microwave. Staff was very welcoming and friendly. The beach is just a minute’s walk away and provided us with a lot of fun. There’s a lovely outdoor pool with a baby pool for tiny tots. ...
Disgusting motel beware !!! Go straight past don’t stop.
This park is close to the beach, but the cabin we stayed in was dirty, the floor was unclean, sink had soap scum on sink and around taps, the lounge was stained so much so that I did not want to sit on it, the shower was cracked with poor repairs, and the doona on the bed was stained. We stayed here ...
A classic Aussie holiday spot that’s famous for its easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest.
The bathrooms are in desparate need of renovation. They are old and tired, the toilet roll holder was nearly falling off the wall, the exhaust fan did not work however they were clean.
We were upgraded to one of their renovated rooms, which was fantastic given that the weather was terrible throughout our stay