ACTION: The Coates Hire Rally Australia round of the World Rally Championship brings plenty of visitors to the Coffs Coast.
ACTION: The Coates Hire Rally Australia round of the World Rally Championship brings plenty of visitors to the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Coast pulls tourists with big events

SHOWCASING the enormous variety of festivals, events and celebrations on the Coffs Coast in the lead-up to spring will be the major focus of a tourism campaign aimed at driving overnight visitation.

From the Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge to the Australian Festival of Surfing, to the International Buskers Festival, the National Off-Shore Super Powerboats and Rally Australia, we are in for a big run of major drawcard events.

"A blend of events that appeal to gourmands, adrenalin-seekers and culture buffs will be staged against the stunning backdrop of Coffs Coast," Coffs Coast marketing manager Nicole Moore said.

"To offer visitors the ultimate spring holiday - where memories are made, the region has come together to offer over 20 events, accommodation deals and flight specials for travel between July and October.

"For the year-ending December 2014, Coffs Coast received over 1.7 million domestic and international visitors, with festivals and events being an essential element to the regions diverse visitor appeal."

The national campaign valued at more than $500,000, warming up the end of winter and highlighting the spring season, is supported by Destination NSW, Wotif, Legendary Pacific Coast, Virgin Australia, Qantaslink and Tiger Air along with a spectacular line-up of events on the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Coast, the big upcoming events

July-August

Rotary Cartoon Awards

South Solitary Island Helicopter events

Coffs Coast Festival of Cycle

NAB Cycle Challenge

Australian Festival of Surfing

Gold Cup Race Day

Short Sharp Film Festival

National Offshore Super Powerboat Championship

Dave Irvine Snapper Classic

Smoke on the Water Festival

Macbeth, Jetty Theatre

September-October

Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival

Toast Urunga

Coates Australia World Rally Championships

Woolgoolga CurryFest

Bellingen Music Festival

International Buskers Festival

Adventurethon

National Junior Oztag Championships

Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

Ballet, art exhibitions and many more


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