Editorial - September 30: A better place to live and play
HAPPINESS is a holiday on a road trip and what better place to stop than in Coffs Harbour.
Tomorrow The Today Show hits town for a live broadcast from the Big Banana reminding the nation why the Coffs Coast is one of the great affordable holiday destinations.
Summing it up best is the region's tourism mantra - the Coffs Coast is "where memories are made".
Holidaymakers, who as children remember this stretch of coastline, have for generations returned with their own families - such is the region's tourist appeal.
With school holidaymakers welcomed into town, fair credit must be given to the major oil companies.
For years, The Advocate has questioned why local petrol prices have stood well above the state average, particularly during holiday periods, but this week that isn't the case.
Motorists are filling up their tanks for as low as $1.22 per litre in Coffs Harbour.
According to the NRMA, Coffs Harbour is seventh of 52 NSW/ACT locations for the cheapest unleaded fuel this week.
Market forces are at play as the city's new highway servo drives down prices but cutting costs for travelling families has a multiplier effect on the local economy.