Marine Life & Parks
With a 75 kilometre coastline, the Solitary Islands Marine Park is a mixing pot of marine life. It’s the spot on the East Coast of Australia where the temperate ocean currents from the Great Barrier Reef come down to meet the southern waters. Having the best of both water worlds also means that there are a greater variety of fish and other aqua critters. Just off South Solitary Island has the largest recorded variety of sea anemone in the world where 600 types of molluscs meet 90 types of hard coral.
Frequently you will meet pods of dolphins, green loggerhead turtles, rays and whales. Known as the ‘humpback highway’ the coasts off Coffs between May and November and frequented by calves learning how to slap, breach and wave.