Dive in, skate along or slide down and discover the many family-fun attractions right across the Coffs Coast.
‘Must do’ attractions and fun parks have enticed generations of holidaymakers to the region – and some excellent new additions round out the list for even more epic family fun!
Enjoy interactive encounters with fantastic creatures big and small. See dolphins, seals, butterflies, snakes and even dinosaurs. Not to mention the thrills and spills to be had ice skating, water sliding or tobogganing. The Skate Park and Playground at Brelsford Park offers plenty of outdoor activities for all ages.
If you prefer to dial it back a notch, perhaps an outdoor maze or miniature Dutch village is more your cup of tea. With something for everyone, we encourage you to find your favourite.
The Big Banana Fun Park
Beyond the ‘Big’ bright and iconic fruit that remains one of Australia’s most recognisable and best-loved landmarks is an assortment of activities for all the family. Choose from ice skating, tobogganing, laser tag, mini-golf, and the 4D Ride Simulator or make a day of it and try all the different offerings. The Big Banana Fun Park is home to other fantastic ‘big’ attractions. Ride the largest waterpark between Sydney and the Gold Coast and The Racer, the most sizeable slide of its kind in the country! Of course, no trip to the Big Banana is complete without taking the Plantation Tour, snapping your ‘Big Thing’ selfie or tasting a delicious choc-coated banana.
Steve McEwan’s Reptile World
Having been welcomed to the Big Banana Fun Park in 2019, Steve McEwan and his crew bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Reptile World. Passionate about reptiles since childhood, Steve loves sharing his love of animals with guests. Visitors can walk through educational displays and get up close and personal with pythons, lizards, turtles and more. Why not snuggle a snake or feed the resident croc for an unusual animal encounter? Reptile World delivers some terrific photo opportunities too.
Dolphin Marine Conservation Park
This popular attraction has been bringing countless smiles and salty kisses to people from around the globe for generations. Join their interactive and informative sessions with dolphins, seals and other animals. In addition to the exciting sessions that showcase clever marine creatures at their best, a visit to the Park is also an educational experience. The park staff aim to inspire people to act in the best interests of marine conservation. Guests can walk away from the fun-filled visit with knowledge about different animal species, the Solitary Islands Marine Park, and the very important rescue and rehabilitation work of Dolphin Marine Conservation Park.
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Brilliantly coloured butterflies, fluttering fairies and even dinosaurs on the move – because what’s not to love at The Butterfly House? For many visitors, the highlight is the hundreds of butterflies housed in the indoor tropical glasshouse. But there’s also laughter and confusion to be had in the Alice in Wonderland themed outdoor maze and many dinosaurs to meet (during the daily live re-animate dinosaur shows!). If fairy gardens, cool critters and busy bugs are more your style, then this much-loved family attraction is sure to delight.
The Clog Barn
One of the region’s longest-running tourist attractions, immerse yourself in all things Dutch as you step into the unique family-run Clog Barn. Wander through the miniature village with its intricate, handmade buildings, windmills and garden railway before heading. Head inside for a special clog making demonstration. The on-site shop is home to many goodies, including hand-painted Delftware and other souvenirs. Next door, Big Oma’s Coffee House offers traditional, delicious Dutch treats, with pancakes a specialty!