The Coffs Coast, famous for conjuring up images of untouched sandy beaches, drives through endless banana plantations to hinterland rainforests, fish and chips on the iconic Jetty and the quintessential family photo at The Big Banana has long been a destination for Sydneysiders and Queenslanders looking to escape the ever-expanding population of Brisbane and The Gold Coast.
As other major NSW centres have invented and re-invented themselves over the decades, in many ways, the Coffs Coast is only now beginning to write its own coming of age story. The State’s second largest regional centre looks toward a forecast population growth of 28.76% to 2036 off the back of key infrastructure projects and there’s more to this stretch of NSW coastline than meets the eye.
Making Coffs Harbour an even more appealing destination for tourists of all types is high on the agenda for Bonville Golf Resort. The championship destination resort style golf course set at the foot of The Great Dividing Range in Coffs Harbour, (commonly acknowledged as Australia’s most beautiful golf course and revered by travelling golfers Australia wide) has recently joined with Pacific Bay Resort and begun a transformation process at the property that will offer the same outstanding experience that guests have come to know at the Bonville course and its resort facilities.
Both Coffs Harbour properties as well as the iconic Jonah’s Boutique Hotel and Resort at Sydney’s Whale Beach now form a small collection of three different types of resort which share common aspirations as to customer service and experiences, all located in outstanding locations. The group maintains a confidence in Coffs Harbour as a growing regional hub and hopes to take not only the reputation of it’s two key Coffs Harbour resort properties to new heights but looks to grow a tourism arm to its business that will offer the full Coffs Coast experience.
“As our burgeoning city transforms the opportunity to bring together our tourism operators in a cooperative way will benefit the entire local tourism industry. The Coffs Coast is coming of age. We are seeing the growth and refinement of a restaurant and foodie scene, we’re seeing the introduction of new and exciting tours and experiences with unique appeal, and we’re becoming smarter in how we go about attracting key markets to our region.” Said Bradley Daymond the General Manager of the group.
The addition of Pacific Bay Resort means the group now oversees the most comprehensive selection of conferencing facilities on the Coffs Coast. “Helping to facilitate the growth of new regional conferencing opportunities together with supporting major sporting events is a priority of ours.” Said Marketing Manager Christopher Winn adding “We hope to tie together our growing range of accommodation options with domestic carrier services and promote easy access from metro centres including Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We will combine that strategy with all the things that make a trip to The Coffs Coast a memory that lasts a lifetime.”
Wednesday 6th July 2022 | Carts on paths | Rain – 20° | Rainfall last 24 hours: 205mm | Greens cut at 2.9mm | Food and beverage cart on course from 9.00am | Driving range balls available to 3:00pm