School holidays bring tourists to Coffs Coast

COFFS Coast tourism basked in the sun on the long weekend, with operators reporting a strong number of visitors taking in the sights these school holidays.

The Clog Barn's John Hartsuyker said the attraction has seen good numbers for the school holidays, especially on the Labour Day weekend.

“Our accommodation was totally booked out and the Barn's been flat out,” Mr Hartsuyker said.

“It's nice to catch up from January last year, and with our new pool opening soon we're hoping we get a hammering at Christmas time.”

The Pet Porpoise Pool is looking forward to Christmas as well, with chief executive officer Paige Sinclair hopeful this year's season will be drier than the last.

“These school holidays our numbers have matched the same time as last year, so hopefully we'll have a nice clear January and the trend will continue,” Ms Sinclair said.

Kegel Barn owner Heinz Gress said tourist numbers were up and down all week but Monday's overcast weather had done the business well.


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