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Coffs Coast Holiday Fun

If you are here on holidays there is no better time for adventure on the Coffs Coast! Home to beautiful beaches, lush national parks, ECO-adventures, fabulous food and outdoor activities galore, the Coffs Coast shines its very brightest during the warmer months.

Experience interactive wildlife encounters, conquer the treetops, paddle open waters, or experience nature on horseback these holidays, and create epic memories that will last a lifetime. Looking for something a little more laid back? Enjoy outstanding views from Sealy Lookout, stroll the incredible Solitary Islands coastal walk, or experience Gumbaynggirr culture. Whatever your cup of tea, there is something for everyone at the Coffs Coast these holidays!

BE ENTERTAINED

Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience13 April Coffs Harbour
Enjoy this award-winning Indigenous cultural tourism experience at the iconic Sealy Lookout (Niigi Niigi) in the Orara East State Forest. Held monthly, the Giingan Experience is a two-hour interactive and informative tour. Immerse yourself in Gumbaynggirr culture through language, dance, storytelling, damper making and much more.

Coramba Games Family Fun Day20 April Coramba Hotel
Join them for a day of family fun at the Coramba Games at 2pm! Get ready for sack races, 3 legged races, egg and spoon challenges and beat the goalie. There will be exciting prizes for the winners.

Silent Disco23 April Coffs Harbour Library
Enjoy a fun Silent Disco at Harry Bailey Memorial Library at Yarrila Place. Featuring awesome tracks and dance moves! Headphones will be provided, and young people can adjust their own volume or request a favourite song. A variety of pizzas will be provided.

Coffs Harbour Show26-28 April Coffs Harbour Showgrounds
Come along and enjoy this fabulous once a year event and enjoy the many stalls, cooking competitions, woodchopping event, arts and craft, or one of the many activities in pavilion and showing animals. Kids can enjoy the various carnival rides, explore sideshow alley, and treat themselves to a variety of food options from the many food vans.

WORKSHOPS & TOURS

Nightlife Wildlife Tour – 18 April & 3 May 2024 Coffs Harbour
Join the volunteer guides of the garden for a magical evening to search for possums, gliders, bats, maybe koala …and other little critters whose eye shine in the dark! This 2km night walk follows paths through natural forests and planted gardens. We pause along the way to learn how the wild creatures live, what they eat and why they make such strange noises in the dark.

Wood Fired Pizza and Mozzarella17 April 2024 Emerald Beach
Taste the beauty of a Tuscan wood fired pizza made from scratch and topped with freshly made mozzarella all made by you. This intimate class is designed to enhance cooking skills, to improve confidence in the kitchen and the wood fired oven. Once the pizzas are cooked they will be enjoyed on the deck, taking in the view.

O2 Living Skate Jam19-20 April 2024 Coffs Harbour
Join o2living and Chalkies for a thrilling weekend at the o2living Coffs Skate Jam, an exciting skateboarding extravaganza that promises non-stop action and excitement. On April 19th, from 3-6pm, participants can take part in exhilarating skateboarding workshops led by professional skateboarders. Hosted by o2living and Chalkies, these workshops provide a unique opportunity for skaters to learn new skills and techniques in a supportive environment.

Sea Monsters Tiny Marvels Art & Science Workshop 21 April 2024 Coffs Harbour
Take a closer look to uncover the tiny marvels in the hidden wonderland of the sea with the National Marine Science Centre’s Marine Biologist Dr Karina Hall. Explore life in the underwater world and capture new discoveries through a series of drawings and a collaborative mural in this exciting art and science workshop.

Kids Rocky Shore “Sea Monsters” Explore 27 April 2024 Emerald Beach
Coinciding with the acclaimed Sea Monsters exhibition at Yarrila Arts and Museum, explore the magic of rock pools.  This tour is more suited to children above the age of 3 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Nature Journaling 4 May 2024 Sandy Beach
Nature journaling is a great way to stop and enjoy our natural surroundings, whilst tapping into your creativity. Nature Journaling is simply writing, drawing, collaging or painting in response to what you see around you. It is a great way to connect with nature, slow down, appreciate simple beauty and be creative.

LEARN SOMETHING NEW

Solitary Islands Surf School – most days, Northern and Southern Beaches
Learn to surf these holidays with Solitary Islands Surf School! Local professionals will guide you step by step, helping you ride waves on some of the best beaches in NSW.

School holiday opening hours

The Big Banana Fun Park – Open every day in school holidays 9am – 5pm.
Enjoy a huge range of fun activities such as the Water Park, Ice Skating, Tobogganing, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Reptile World, Giant Slide, Laser tag and Candy Kitchen. Try out the new Escape rooms and Bumper cars attractions.

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House – Monday – Sunday // 10am – 2pm.
Wander amongst hundreds of live Australian butterflies in an indoor subtropical rainforest setting, experience a life-sized dinosaur show and get up close and personal with baby dinosaurs!

Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary – Monday – Sunday // 10am-2pm.
Sea Lions and dolphins and penguins – marine life presentations daily.

Solitary Islands Aquarium – Monday – Sunday // 10am – 4pm. (NSW school holidays)
Explore the unique marine environment of the Coffs Coast through amazing aquariums, guided tours and interactive displays.

Treetops Adventure – Monday – Sunday // 9am – 5pm.
Test your skills on more than 110 high rope challenges and 20 ziplines, and enjoy the bush from a new perspective!

Carobana Confectionery – Monday – Sunday // 8:30am – 4pm.
Watch skilled confectioners in action and experience plenty of tempting aromas. Enjoy the covered outdoor dining area and ample grounds for the kids to play. Pet-friendly and free entry.

The Clog Barn – Monday – Sunday // 8am – 4pm.
Enjoy the model Dutch village, daily clog-making demonstrations, Big Oma’s Coffee House (pancakes recommended!) and the Dutch gift shop.

North Coast Regional Botanic Garden – Monday – Sunday // 9am – 5pm
Featuring a section of natural forest and mangroves; plantings of rare and endangered Australian species, Australian rainforest species, and exotic plants from other sub-tropical regions of the world, the garden has something special for everyone!

iPlay Bowling Alley & Amusement Centre– Monday – Thursday // 10am – 9pm
Friday – Sunday // 9am – 11pm
STRIKE! With thirteen lanes of full bowling, plenty of arcade games along with a fully licensed bar, iPlay can
cater to anyone’s taste during these school holidays!

Yarilla Arts & Museum – Tues-Sun 10am-4pm Tues-Fri 10am-2pm Sat/Sun
The dynamic exhibition program spans a range of inspiring local, regional, touring and in-house curated exhibitions. Encompassing art, social history and natural history, these exhibitions change regularly ensuring an enriching experience for all. YAM’s digital exhibition space is designed to attract ground-breaking digital creations that challenge the boundaries of art and storytelling.

Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours
Experience a paddle tour in a beautiful marine park setting, learn to SUP board, collect, connect and prepare bush medicines and taste seasonal bush foods with Wajaana Yaam Adventure Tours.

Jetty Dive
Jetty Dive Centre love scuba diving at the Solitary Islands on their daily dive charters for snorkelers or scuba divers, and their large and comfortable dive boats offer the best diving available. Passionate dive crew have the knowledge and experience to show you the best of the Solitary Islands

Coffs Harbour Trike & Private Tours
There are many beautiful places to visit around the Coffs Coast and surrounding townships, but with Coffs Harbour Trike & Private Tours it is the ride itself that will be unforgettable!

C Change Adventures
The friendliest Kayaking, Canoeing and Stand up Paddling experiences in Coffs Harbour – tours and hire.

HWH Stables Horse Riding Tour
Ride horse back through the Coffs Coast’s lush bushes, picturesque beaches and gorgeous freshwater rivers with HWH Stables.