One of the most stunning coastal walks you will ever enjoy is the Solitary Island Coastal Walk. Enjoy it as a 3.5 – 4 day experience or you might like to break it up into smaller sections. The journey begins in ‘sunny’ Sawtell just 15 minutes’ drive south of Coffs Harbour and ends in Red Rock in the north of the region.
Along the way admire the beautiful coastal scenery, cliff faces, golden sandy beaches, islands, wildlife and attractions. There are a number of ways to make the most of the walk whether you are looking to dine your way along the coast, experience some family attractions or backpack your journey.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to take a leisurely ride through the edge of the waves atop a camel, one of the most majestic creatures on this planet – it’s here now on the glorious Coffs Coast of NSW Australia that Coffs Coast Camels will bring you an experience you really do need to tick off your bucket list.
The ride entails, meandering along pristine beaches, taking in the sea air, the clean blue water and the breathtaking views set out before you by Mother Nature.
Location: The Coffs Coast Camels meeting point is at the southern end of the Jordan Esplanade at the Coffs Harbour Jetty.
Contact: 0447 070 128
Is your idea of fun a day out on, or in the water? Then contact Jetty Dive Centre today. Jetty Dive Centre is a PADI 5 Star IDC Centre ideally positioned at the Jetty Strip in Coffs Harbour. Coffs Harbour is the southern gateway to the Solitary Islands Marine Park, a very unique mix of Tropical and Temperate fish life. Take a trip out to sea on their daily Dive charters for snorkelers or SCUBA divers. Together with the large, comfortable Dive boats and the use of modern Scuba hire gear Jetty Dive offer the best diving available.
If you’d much prefer to be on top of the water then join Jetty Dive in their fast and comfortable 12 metre long boat – ‘Wild Fin’. The Migrating Humpback Whales play in the shallow waters off the Coffs Harbour coastline on their travels north and again on their return trip south. This gives Coffs Harbour a continuous Whale watching season from early June until late October, trips are run daily during this time. Want to see Whales up close? Forget about watching from the headlands, this is as close as it gets! Real Whale action!
Phone: (02) 6651 1611
Dolphin Marine Magic is a place where life-long memories and experience happen every day. Offering incredible dolphin swimming experiences and the opportunity to swim with dolphins for all aged six and older. This magical encounter is one that the entire family can share and have amazing memories for a lifetime.
Location: 65 Orlando Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 6659 1900
The Big Banana Fun Park is the BIGGEST and BEST Fun Park on the Northern NSW coast. It’s a full day of fun for the entire family set amongst the bananas, overlooking the amazing Coffs Harbour Coastline. Now boasting 9 fantastic attractions including a 6 lane Giant Slide known as “The Racer” which is the biggest slide of its kind in the country, a 600m Toboggan ride, a state-of-the-art Laser Tag arena, Water Park including 4 heart stopping thrill slides and kids aqua play area, Magnificently sculpted 36 hole Mini Golf course, Theatre and Plantation tour, Ice Skating rink, Go Bananas Fun Zone featuring some of the latest Ticket Redemption gaming machines along with a free toddler play area and coin operated fairy floss machine and our latest attraction, a 4D Ride Simulator! The park also features a Café, Gift Shop, Candy Kitchen, Cheesemaking Workshop and Opal Centre.
Entry to the park is FREE! Please visit The Big Banana Fun Park website to find out the rides and attractions prices. Alternatively you can visit the Main Ticket Office upon arrival.
Location: 351 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450.
Contact: (02) 6652 4355
Woolgoolga Golf Club is located at Safety Beach, just 5 minutes north of Woolgoolga. Nestled amongst the native fauna, this golf course at 5,713 metres off the back markers, may not be overly long, but is very challenging and has tight front with plenty of trees, hazards and O/B to negotiate and 9 holes to start your game. You will be greeted by a great number of the local wildlife, in the form of Kangaroos as they laze around throughout the course oblivious to passing golfers. So head on down for a game and finish off with a refreshing drink in the friendly club.
Location: Safety Beach Road, Safety Beach NSW 2456
Phone: (02) 66542111
Club Email: email@example.com
Modern chain showing mainstream and independent movies, plus international opera, music and ballet. For movie times and tickets please visit the BCC Cinemas website.
Location: Cnr Bray Street &, Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 5634 4000
Orara Vale Vineyard is located approximately 25km northwest of Coffs Harbour at Nana Glen in the heart of Orara Valley. The Orara Valley is part of the incredibly beautiful Coffs Harbour hinterland.
‘Two Tails Winery’ welcomes you to sample their range of wines at the cellar door and eat your packed lunch in the garden or at the nearby cafe under the trees surrounded by cheeky birds. Their wines are made from grapes grown at their very own estate.
Cellar Door tasting & sales: Tuesday to Sunday 10.30am -4.30pm
During school holidays they are also open on Mondays.
Location: 963 Orara Way, Nana Glen NSW 2450
Phone: (02) 66543633
Discover the spectacular biodiversity and natural beauty of Sherwood Nature Reserve. You can explore striking landscapes ranging from rugged sandstone escarpments and coastal ridges to dry open forests, heaths and vibrant subtropical rain forests.
There’s an abundance of wildlife to see, with old-growth forests and other habitats providing refuge for over 50 native animals including the brush-tailed rock wallaby, long-nosed potoroo, powerful owl, giant barred frog and leaf-tailed gecko. Not to mention the incredible birdlife that makes Sherwood a bird watching mecca.
Go forest driving on Sherwood Forest drive and admire panoramic views of the coastline and Orara Valley. Enjoy peaceful bushwalking and outstanding bird watching in the rainforest on Falls walking track. Or just sit back and relax at Or just sit back and relax at Woolgoolga Creek picnic area and immerse yourself in the tranquility.
The Coffs Harbour coastline stretches over more than 60 kilometres featuring a total of 32 beaches from Bonville in the south to Red Rock in the north.
Below is some information on each patrolled beach within the City:
• Park Beach: Park Beach is Coffs Harbour’s main patrolled beach, serviced by Professional Lifeguards and Coffs Harbour Surf Lifesaving Club. Park Beach is patrolled all-year round, Monday – Sunday from 1st July 2013 until 20th September 2013, Monday – Friday from 23rd September until 25th April 2014 & Monday – Sunday from 28th April 2014 until 30th June 2014.
• Woolgoolga Beach: Is serviced by Coffs Harbour City Council’s Professional Lifeguards and Woolgoolga Surf Lifesaving Club. Woolgoolga is protected from the South and frequently experiences little to no surf, it is considered the area’s most child-friendly open beach. It is patrolled Monday-Friday while Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club patrol weekends and public holidays.
• Emerald Beach: Emerald Beach is located approximately 18km north of Coffs Harbour. It is patrolled by Coffs Harbour City Council’s Professional Lifeguards 7-days per week during the Christmas School Holidays.
• Corindi Beach: Corindi Beach is a patrolled beach serviced by Coffs Harbour City Council’s Professional Lifeguards 7-days per week during the NSW Christmas School Holidays. Please be aware that this service may vary and it is best to contact the Corindi caravan park.
• Red Rock: Red Rock Beach is Coffs Harbour’s northern most patrolled beach. Council lifeguards service Red Rock Beach Monday-Friday during the Christmas School Holidays while Red Rock Surf Life Saving Club patrol weekends and public holidays over the entire surf season.
You are able to hire stand up paddle boards & surf board from the local surf shops:
• Coopers Surf Woolgoolga
Location: 82 Beach Street, Woolgoolga NSW 2456
Phone: (02) 6654 0033
• XS Surf Woolgoolga
Location: 76 Beach Street, Woolgoolga NSW 2456
Phone: (02) 66543633