View of Coffs Harbour Marina from Muttonbird Island


Welcome to Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is famous for its friendly beach-side atmosphere. The sub-tropical city is surrounded by an abundance of pristine National Parks and the Solitary Islands Marine Park, along with approximately 60km of unspoilt coastline. For more information on why you should extend your stay whilst in Coffs Harbour, visit the Coffs Coast tourism website.

Conference Accommodation 

AFIC encourages its delegates to stay on-site at Pacific Bay Resort. It is a short 10 minute drive from the airport and less than five minutes from Coffs Harbour’s CBD.

Pacific Bay Resort is spread over 200 acres of beautifully maintained gardens which, in less than 100m, extends to the secluded Charlesworth Bay. There are three resort swimming pools, restaurants and bars, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, resort spa – all presented in a fresh and clean contemporary style. A variety of room types and sizes are available.

To take advantage of the following industry rates, please contact Pacific Bay Resort directly by emailing [email protected] and use the code ‘AFIC 2020’. The following rates are per night:

  • $183.50 Bed & Breakfast hotel room single occupancy
  • $203.50 Bed & Breakfast 1-bedroom apartment single occupancy
  • $387.00 Bed & Breakfast 2-bedroom unit twin occupancy, including 2 breakfasts
  • $550.50 Bed & Breakfast 3-bedroom unit triple occupancy, including 3 breakfasts

Additional breakfasts are charged at $24.50 p/p. 

Coffs Harbour boasts an exciting array of hotels, resorts, bed and breakfasts, and more. For a full list of accommodation options, visit the Coffs Coast tourism website.

Getting to Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is conveniently located half way between Sydney and Brisbane on Australia’s east coast.

Coffs Harbour’s geographic proximity to various key metropolitan and major regional catchment areas makes it easy for delegates to get to the event either by plane, car, train or bus.


  • Qantas Airways: direct from Sydney (50 min flight)
  • Virgin Australia: direct from Sydney
  • Fly Corporate: direct from Brisbane (50 min flight)

For more information is available via Coffs Harbour airport.

Driving: approximately five hours north of Sydney, four hours north of Newcastle, four hours east from Tamworth, four hours south of the Gold Coast and five hours south of Brisbane.