News

No vacancies in Coffs on weekend

Wintersun at Coffs Harbour Foreshore.
Wintersun at Coffs Harbour Foreshore. Leigh Jensen

IT'S a tale that's been around for more than 2000 years but it was lived out again on Saturday night right here in Coffs Harbour.

A man with his family in tow rolled into town looking for a place to spend the night.

The no vacancy signs were up everywhere, though.

In this Coffs Harbour version of the tale, the father was told all too often that there "was no room at the inn" but instead of being forced into a manger to find shelter, the family were able to find shelter for the night at a local backpackers after a long search.

Coffs Harbour was indeed full on the weekend with no end of people travelling here from all over the country.

The Wintersun Festival attracted thousands as did the big dance event at Jetty High hosted by the Coffs Harbour and District Eisteddfod Society and the large crowd that has been at BCU International Stadium all weekend for the Northern NSW Football State Championships for Boys.

Coffs Harbour's Visitor Information Centre on the corner of McLean St and Pacific Hwy was kept busy over the course of the weekend with people looking for help finding overnight accommodation.

"Saturday was really busy and we struggled to find anywhere for people to go," tourism officer at the Visitor Information Centre Mandy Nichol said.

The long line of online options was exhausted and staff were forced to get on the phone to find a room for tourists.

A task that ended up being akin to finding a needle in a haystack.

Topics:  accommodation tourism



Cops share a coffee with Coffs locals

ON THE STREET: Senior Constable Dave Fish with residents Clare and Elke Littlely chat over a coffee.

Beating crime one coffee at a time.

Millions promised to protect paramedics on the job

SPREADING THE WORD: Bellingen paramedic Justin Williams wrote a message, 'Mike Baird has promised to protect us by January 31' on the side of the ambulance to hold him accountable in October last year. New NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian announced she would honour Mr Baird's promise.

Promise of protection "a good win for the good guys”.

Cahill's 'cricket pitch' complaint about Coffs

TOP CLASS: Tim Cahill in action for Melbourne City at the C.ex Coffs International Stadium on January 27.

Australia's greatest Socceroo complains about Stadium's surface.

Local Partners

Legends on their Hogs for charity

IT'S RARE to find this many rugby league legends in the one place but fans of the game will get a chance to do so this weekend.


REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Messing with your head

MIND BLOWN: What could be weirder than the realisation that we have another completely separate brain and nervous system than the one originating in our heads?

Fascinating connection between your gut and your brain

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

Bride and Prejudice: Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Hodges proud to be part of first channel dedicated to NRL

Justin Hodges is gearing up for his new gig on Fox League.

Footy star hopes to provide a voice for players on new NRL channel

Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira

Steve Price has threatened to quit the jungle.

Will camp ration clash with Keira cause Steve to call it quits?

Novel with lots of heart

The romance in A Quiet Kind of Thunder was only one of the joys of the book.

Book proves to be a gem with layers

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

Bliss N Eso will play a tribute show at Coolangatta in honour of Johann Ofner. The stuntman died during the filming of the group's Friend Like You film clip earlier this year.

BLISS N Eso to play tribute show to raise funds for killed stuntman

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

A taste of the country life without the hard work

HERITAGE PARK: This home on the cover of the Real Estate Property Guide has everything you love about semi-rural living.

Get a taste of the country life without all the hard work

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!