Coffs Harbour - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

Location of Coffs Harbour,
New South Wales
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The city of Coffs Harbour is located on the north coast of New South Wales, near the edge of the Great Dividing Range. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

For acquisition of full resolution files see the Earth Observation Catalogue, or contact earth.observation@ga.gov.au

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In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. Coffs Harbour has seen marked residential expansion, both south of the CBD around Boambee East, and northwest of the city centre to the foothills of Ulidarra National Park. Numerous beach suburbs can also be seen appearing along the coast. The upgrade to the Pacific Highway can clearly be seen over the time skip. Notable development has also occurred in the business district in North Boambee Valley, and to Coffs Harbour Airport.


1987 Coffs Harbour true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 11 September 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 319KB]
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2009 Coffs Harbour true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 283KB]
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1987 Coffs Harbour false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 11 September 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as pink to red, and forest and irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 367KB]
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2009 Coffs Harbour false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 377KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011