Coffs Coast's unspoilt beaches, diverse wildlife, stunning national and marine parks and excellent fishing, diving and other nature-based outdoor adventure activities make it a perfect destination for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors.
Our natural attractions are all located within a short drive from our city and towns, so you can really make the most of your trip to Coffs Coast. And with a pleasant subtropical climate, you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors any time of year.
Coffs Coast is blessed with no fewer than 11 National Parks, 14 Nature Reserves, 2 Aboriginal Areas, 1 Regional Park and 37 State Forests, along with 84.000ha of protected World Heritage Area. For those who love the sand and the ocean – we present you our 90 kilometres of beaches and the 71,100ha wide Solitary Islands Marina Park.
Coffs Coast is a 90km string of golden beaches washed by the Pacific Ocean surf. You can choose from wild, empty stretches bordering national park wilderness to patrolled, seaside beaches offering all the amenities you need.
Bushwalks & Forest Trails
Go and explore the tracks and trails through Coffs Coast’s forests and national parks. Even if you only have 20 minutes, there are short walks available that let you experience our bushlands, rainforests and wildlife. There are plenty of great trails between 2 and 10km – one is even right in the heart of Coffs Harbour. So put on your walking boots and step out into nature.
For the ultimate nature experience, discover some hidden places on Coffs Coast to go camping... creekside, deep in the forest or near the beach.
Headlands & Lookouts
Our coastline is a long string of beaches divided by headlands. Many of those headlands are accessible and after a short walk you’ll be rewarded with the most incredible views. The hills and mountains in Coffs Coast’s hinterland also provide wonderful lookout points from which to take in the beauty of our region. We suggest a number of great places to go – don’t forget your camera!
There are many ways in which to enjoy our forests, national parks and reserves. If you like to see more of it than just the walking trails, why not hire a bike, go horse-riding or take a 4WD into the forest to discover the more hidden treasures of Coffs Coast. Or see it all from the sky while sky diving or taking a helicopter tour.
Perfect Picnic Spots
Being in the outdoors and exploring all that natural beauty makes people hungry. What better way to complete a day of being out and about than by packing a picnic and enjoying an al fresco meal surrounded by trees and birds. There are way too many great picnic spots on Coffs Coast to all mention here, but we’ve made a start by telling you about some of our favourite ones.
Coffs Coast’s natural attractions extend so much further than its forests and fields. We have plenty of water – rivers, creeks and of course the ocean – offering a wide variety of leisure pursuits. They range from activities in the water (e.g. scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming and surfing) to those on the water: kayaking, canoeing, boating, fishing, whale watching and, for thrill-seekers, surf rafting and white water rafting.
Animal lovers will have an amazing time on Coffs Coast. You won’t have to try too hard to encounter a great variety of birds, and if you know where to go you’re likely to see kangaroos, wallabies, possums, pademelons, flying foxes, dolphins, whales, a variety of reptiles and you might even be lucky to spot a koala or a platypus.