The area has exceptional natural beauty where ancient rainforests and a world-class marine park, beaches, waterholes and vast national parks are all intertwined. The connection to the land is profound for the traditional owners of this land, the Gumbaynggirr people with the abundance of natural resources, plentiful oceans and lush forests. This Eco Destination certification means our whole community takes real, tangible actions to enhance and protect our natural environment. We honour our cultural heritage, build responsible businesses that last and look after each other to protect the Coffs Coast as the first and only EcoTourism Destination in NSW.
Connect deeply, tread lightly and experience our place of plenty.
Explore our Eco-certified businesses and nature locations.
Sustainability is a key driver for the local community with several businesses and nature locations already Ecotourism Australia Certified; including Jetty Dive with Advanced Ecotourism accreditation, Coffs Coast Mountain Retreat, Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours, TreeTop Adventures, Bruxner Park Flora Reserve and North Coast Regional Botanic Garden. There are several local tourism businesses working on their accreditation this year who all share some of the region’s stunning natural beauty including Solitary Islands Surf School, CChange Adventures and Bongil Bongil National Park. When you choose an eco-certified tourism experience, you are helping us conserve our pristine environment for the enjoyment of generations to come.