The Coffs Coast is
the only place in NSW where the Great Diving Range meets the ocean… the region is home to a rich ecosystem including world-heritage National Parks, State Forests, Flora Reserves and the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the oldest of its kind in the state. The region is also plentiful in nature reserves, rich in flora and fauna and boasts sites of great significance to the traditional owners of this land, the Gumbaynggirr People.
For the Gumbaynggirr People, their connection to the land is profound, sharing this unique place as their ancestors shared the abundance of natural resources, plentiful oceans and lush forests.
In 2021 the Coffs Coast was globally recognised as an ECO Destination… celebrated for its diverse cultural community, committed to balancing sustainable practices with first-class,
nature-based visitor experiences. Awarded by Ecotourism Australia, ECO Destination certification is more than a certificate. For visitors, it’s a green tick of approval, giving peace of mind that your Coffs Coast holiday experience is good for you, and good for our environment too. It certifies sustainability, cultural authenticity, and support for the local community.
As you discover the beautiful corners of the Coffs Coast, we invite you to…
Connect deeply, tread lightly and experience our place of plenty.
Gumbaynggirr Country, Look at Me Now Headland – Moonee Beach Reserve Look At Me Now Headland is an important Aboriginal site of deep significance to the Gumbaynggirr people. We are so fortunate to walk on this ancient land, where surfers can share the beach with kangaroos. Blyde Neser The Universe Awaits, Boambee HeadlandThere’s a misconception that the stars aren’t particularly visible along the east coast. Turns out you barely need to leave home to see them. Go to any headland on a clear winter’s night, look up and you’ll see the majestic Milky Way core arching across the sky. Here, you really can have it all. Sun, surf, sand and stars. The whole universe awaits you on the edge of the Coffs Coast. Mandy Atkinson Ashore, Woolgoolga “The shipwreck “”The Buster”” was driven ashore and became a total wreck at the mouth of Woolgoolga Lake on March 8, 1893. It is regularly uncovered with high seas, and draws quite the crowd to engage with and explore with the wreck. Such an important historical artifact is an important tourism drawcard for the Coffs Coast, but obviously with popularity comes the possibility of damage. By protecting the natural shoreline from erosion, and by helping to educate people about the importance of the historical significance of the wreck, we can ensure it will remain preserved for future generations to learn from. Liz McGinnes Light Seekers, North Coast Regional Botanic Garden A walk through the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour is filled will beautiful views which ever way you look. Remember to also look up! Halford Virginia Emu Rising Boambee HeadlandThe Milky Way is visible in the night sky all over the world at certain times. In Australia the Milky Way movement across the sky through the season plays an important role in First Nation astronomy. Frank Falkenstein Reflections, Coffs Harbour Marina End of day. Incredible vivid cloudy sunset with beautiful water reflections taken from our boat “Lotus bird” in Coffs Harbour international marina. Kathy Brown Beautiful Sawtell, Sawtell . Joshua Woods Sunrise buddies, Sawtell BeachIn the midst of one of the most spectacular sunrises I’ve ever photographed, these two unlikely sunrise buddies wandered through my shot. Even the ducks in Coffs Harbour love spending time on our beautiful beaches and experiencing the best that Mother Nature has to offer. Michelle Gapes Sawtell sunrise, Sawtell beach Surfers catching sunrise over sawtell beach in February Brendan Deane