Coffs Coast Top 5 Hits
Coffs Harbour Jetty & Muttonbird Island
What better way to enjoy a day at the beach than a visit to the jewel in the crown of Coffs Harbour, the Coffs Harbour Jetty.
Popular with both locals and tourists, Jetty Beach is a fantastic spot for families to swim and play. The nearby parklands, picnic areas and playgrounds along the picturesque foreshores are the perfect backdrop for a day out.
Take a stroll along the iconic Jetty where you might spot a frolicking dolphin or two in the harbour or experience the climb up Muttonbird Island, taking in the magnificent coastal vista of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, the city and inland rolling hills surrounding the harbour.
Top it all off with some tasty, freshly cooked fish and chips from the Coffs Harbour Fishermens’ Co-op.
Spectacular Views & Gumbaynggir Stories
Do you want to see everything the Coffs Coast has to offer?
In 15 minutes, you could be on top of the world. Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout and Korora Lookout have breathtaking views from the mountains to the sea. The Sky Pier is located on the edge of the escarpment 310 metres above Coffs Harbour, offering an expansive vista as you stand suspended over the forest floor.
Take a leisurely stroll to Korora lookout and immerse yourself in the stories of Gumgali, the black goanna – totem of the local indigenous Gumbaynggir people.
Walking tracks through the lush rainforest of the Orara East State Forest, or picnic areas nestled in the cool shade of the forest canopy, are all part of this gorgeous natural experience.
Headland Hopping & Roos All Around
Take a short 15 minute drive north of Coffs Harbour and no matter the season, you are likely to encounter Eastern Grey kangaroos nibbling on the grass at Look at Me Now Headland, part of the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve.
The short walk to the headland has you strolling amongst these native creatures, eager to have their photo taken. The headland’s short, easy and tranquil walk showcases more of our native flora and fauna, entrancing you with gorgeous 270° views far out to sea.
This is just one of the gorgeous headlands dotted along the Solitary Island Coastal Walk, a 60km walk between Sawtell in the south and Red Rock in the north. The walk links a string of idyllic golden beaches, rocky headlands, lush rainforest, and coastal villages along the Coffs Coast.
Beautiful Beaches in Our Backyard
With beautiful beaches and excellent surf, the Coffs Coast is a great destination for a beach holiday.
From tranquil sheltered coves to challenging surf breaks, you’ll find beaches to suit families and adventure seekers. Relax on the soft sand and marvel at the breathtaking views of the Solitary Islands Marine Park, a haven for dolphins, turtles and rays.
Many of the beaches have amenities such as showers and toilets. There are enticing cafes and restaurants near some beaches, such as Sawtell Beach, Jetty Beach and Woolgoolga Beach. A number of beaches along the coastline have picnic tables, playgrounds and barbecue facilities located adjacent parks and reserves.
Come & Play… Fun for All Ages!
Fun-filled action for the whole family can be found at the famous Big Banana Fun Park. This fabulous park continues to cater for all ages, with Laser Tag, Ice Skating, a Giant Slide, Water Park with four heart-stopping rides, and the exciting 4D Ride Simulator.
If you’re after a full-on adventure, TreeTops Adventure Park at Sealy Lookout is a ‘must do’! Climb across 100 elevated obstacles or fly along a zip line through the tree tops, gaining an exhilarating bird’s eye view of the stunning bush landscape.
For those who desire a gentle connection with nature, walking amongst hundreds of live Australian butterflies in the subtropical rainforest of the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House is a choice you must make.
Or maybe it’s a close encounter with dolphins, seals, penguins or turtles at the Dolphin Marine Conservation Park while learning firsthand the importance of marine conservation, that tickles your fancy.