The Mates Rates Deal

The Mates Rates Deal is designed for a group of four friends who are happy to share a three bedroom apartment, with a variety of bedding arrangements available. Chill out together after your day of surfing and sight-seeing with this value-packed deal.

Tour Highlights

  • Personalised tour – just you and your friend with your own Tour Guide
  • Spacious self-contained apartment near the beach
  • Explore the dozens of uncrowded and unspoiled beaches that only locals know about
  • Surf as much or as little as you like
  • Great for all levels of surfer – beginner to advanced
  • Free surf lessons if required – All Tour Guides are accredited Surf Coaches with Surfing Australia
  • Non-surfers welcome, with plenty of beach-side activities available
  • Zorb football and other beach sports
  • Learn to ride a Stand-up Paddle Board
  • Kayak on the magnificent waterways
  • Eco-tours in World Heritage Rain forests
  • Want some adrenaline? Add-on sky-diving, go-cart racing, jet-skiing and a whole range of other action-packed activities for a truly awesome holiday adventure
From $1,440

per person

Picture yourself enjoying every minute of your holiday with this sample 7 day tour itinerary. Please keep in mind that your tour will be designed specifically to meet the interests and needs of your group, and your time frame. You can surf all day, sight-see all day, simply relax all day, or all of the above… whatever suits you!

Day 1

06:00-08:00
Sunrise surf at the best spot in Coffs Harbour (locals simply call it “Coffs”!).
08:00-09:30
Breakfast at a select local café in Coffs.
09:30-10:15
Up to Bruxner Lookout where you can view the whole Coffs Coast, and get to know the coastline and surf spots.
10:15-12:00
Visit The Big Banana – Coffs’ favourite tourist attraction! Cool off and have fun at the same time, on the awesome waterslide.
12:00-13:30
Lunch at The Jetty — Coffs’ café and restaurant hub.
13:30-15:00
Walk along The Jetty, Breakwall and Muttonbird Island, taking in the specatular 360 degree views of ocean, harbour and mountains.
15:00
Time to relax back at your apartment. Your Guide will show you the best places to dine nearby.

Day 2

06:00-08:00
Sunrise surf at the best spot in Sawtell.
08:00-09:30
Breakfast at a select local café.
09:30-09:45
Check the surf from Bonville Headland lookout, keep your eye out for the local pod of dolphins that swim in this area.
09:45-12:00
Surfing at the best spot – or a surf lesson for beginners. Have a game of beach sports eg volleyball, cricket and football, with your friends.
12:00-12:30
Lunch at Sawtell – choose from a huge range of cafes and restaurants in the famous, tree-lined First Avenue strip.
12:30-13:30
Check out the local specialty shops in Sawtell, or enjoy a massage or manicure at a local Day Spa. Take a stroll along a section of the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk and absorb the immense beauty of this remarkable coastal environment.
13:30-15:00
Enjoy Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding around the pristine Bonville and Boambee Waters.
15:00
Back to your apartment to post all your photos on Facebook!

Day 3

06:00-08:00
Sleep-in today!
08:00-09:30
Breakfast at a local Coffs café.
09:30-10:00
Drive through the scenic Bellinger Valley farmlands to the groovy town of Bellingen, where many people enjoy an alternative lifestyle.
10:00-12:00
Kayak along the Bellinger River, taking in the lush green river-side surroundings.
12:00-12:30
Lunch at one of the many cafes in this great little town, with a huge variety of food choices.
12:30-13:30
Explore the town of Bellingen, enjoying the amazing range of shops and food stores, and maybe chat with the locals.
13:30-14:30
Cool off in crystal-clear swimming holes in the Glennifer Valley, known by locals as “The Promised Land” due to its amazing beauty.
14:30-15:00
Recline your bus-seat, and have a nap on the way home to your Coffs apartment.

Day 4

06:00-08:00
Sunrise surf at the best spot in Woolgoolga (affectionately called “Woopi” by locals).
08:00-09:30
Breakfast at a select local café in Woopi.
09:30-9:45
Check the surf from Woolgoolga Headland lookout, maybe spot some whales on their seasonal migration.
09:45-12:00
Surfing at the best spot – or a surf lesson for beginners.
12:00-12:30
Lunch at Woopi – maybe enjoy some of the authentic, aromatic cuisine offered by the local Indian community.
12:30-13:00
Check out the local specialty shops in Woopi.
13:00-14:30
Rainforest walk to Woolgoolga Creek Waterfall Lookout in Sherwood Nature Reserve, cooling off in the freshwater swimming holes.
14:30-15:00
Drive back to Coffs Harbour in the airconditioned bus.
15:00
Time to relax back at your apartment after a big day. A home-delivery meal is looking really good for dinner tonight!

Day 5

06:00-08:00
Sunrise surf in Coffs.
08:00-09:30
Breakfast at a local Coffs café.
09:30-11:00
Into the bus for a trip up the Great Escarpment, along the beautiful Waterfall Way to Dorrigo Plateau, stopping at Bellingen for some morning tea on the way.
11:00-12:00
Arrive at the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, and stand above the tree-tops on the Skywalk boardwalk. Learn about the local history and wildlife of Dorrigo National Park, which is part of the Gondwana World Heritage Rainforest.
12:00-12:30
Enjoy lunch at the Canopy Café overlooking the tree-tops.
12:30-14:00
Explore the rainforest on foot on the many designated walks, and also from your tour bus, where you’ll see magnificent waterfalls, ancient, giant rainforest trees and spectacular scenery.
14:00-15:00
Back home down the mountain, stopping at breath-taking lookouts and waterfalls along the way. Make sure to bring your camera!

Day 6

06:00-08:00
Sunrise surf in Coffs – no long bus-trips today!
08:00-09:30
Breakfast at a select café near your apartment.
09:30-12:00
Surfing at the best spot – or a surf lesson for beginners – you’re getting good at it now!
12:00-13:00
Zorb soccer – a massive laugh for you and your friends, as you bounce off each other, trying to kick a goal!
13:00-13:45
Lunch is an Aussie barbeque at Diggers Beach park.
13:45-15:00
Enjoy Kayaking and Stand-up Paddleboarding on Coffs Creek – a wonderful way to see the Botanic Gardens, and relax and unwind in nature. Maybe catch an afternoon show at Dolphin Marine Magic, the local marine park.
15:00
Back to your apartment for your last night with Coffs Coast Surf Tours.

Day 7

06:00-08:00
Last sunrise surf for this Tour.
08:00-09:30
Last breakfast – you choose your favourite café.
09:30-12:00
Choice of surfing, or surf lesson, or an add-on activity that you’d arranged earlier, or any other free activity that you and your group would like to undertake before the Tour comes to an end.
12:00
Off to the airport with plenty of time to catch your flight, and fond farewells all round.