Take a step back in time on a history tour with a difference. Join an exhilarating helicopter journey across the ocean to one of the most inaccessible lighthouses on the Australian coast. Open only two weekends each year, this island tour is fully guided by National Parks and Wildlife Rangers offering a history packed adventure at the enigmatic Solitary Island Lighthouse.
The Solitary Islands Marine Park stretches over 75 kilometers from Coffs Harbour in the south to Sandon River in the north and includes a group of nine barren Islands. The Solitary Islands are scattered along the Coffs Harbour Coastline and owe their name to Lieutenant James cook who named them ‘Solitary Isles’ on his chart in May 1770.
To learn all about the history of living on a small island, inspect the Lighthouse keeper’s quarters built in 1810 which is considered the oldest building in the area. This guided tour offers a rare opportunity to explore the lifestyle of a remote lighthouse and imagine life on this isolated outpost.
Book your Helicopter tour to South Solitary Island for a two hour walking tour around the Lighthouse Island – public access is restricted to these booking dates only on Saturday 3rd and 4th August or Saturday 10th & Sunday 11 August 2019. ( Tour package includes helicopter flights)
Included in this fantastic offer is an interpretive guided walking tour for one or two hours by National Parks and Wildlife Rangers and return helicopter flights.
South Solitary Island is located 18kms off shore from Coffs Harbour, NSW.