Top 10 Attractions in Coffs Harbour

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by Hertz AU - 07 July 2017

Looking for a little inspiration on what to see and dowhileinCoffs Harbour? We’ve got you covered. Below are 10 attractions to add to your itinerary while visiting the region:

Solitary Islands Marine Park

Spanning an impressive 71,000 hectares, the area is the third largest protected marine park in NSW. Local signage tells you where you can participate in activities such as fishing, diving and collecting.

The Big Banana

Come for the enormous banana, stay for the action packed fun park. Admission is free into The Big Banana amusement park, but charges apply for each attraction, including the water park, mini golf, ice-skating, toboggan rides and much more.

Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

For those who don’t mind a bit of a hike with some inclines, you have to visit this nature reserve before you leave. Connected to Coffs Harbour by the northern breakwater built in 1935, the island was originally known as Giidany Miirlarl (Place of the Moon) by the local Gumbaynggirr people.

Solitary Islands Aquarium

Owned by the Southern Cross University’s Marine Science Centre and open to the public on weekends, the aquarium is a must see for lovers of aquatic life. See some of the many fish, coral and octopus species that call Solitary Islands Marine Park home.

North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

Step into the subtropical wonderland of the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden. Stroll through the vibrant rainforest, thriving greenhouses and lush gardens while taking in the sensory overload of natural colours and smells.

Sapphire Beach

Situated just north of Coffs Harbour, this secluded slice of stunning beachscape affords stunning coastline views and public facilities that are perfect for family outings.

Woolgoolga Art Gallery

This community gallery is run by volunteers and offers a number of regular arts and crafts workshops and exhibitions.

Skywalk Lookout

Take in the panoramic views of the Bellinger valley and Dorrigo Rainforest with this strategically located lookout.

Walk with the Birds Boardwalk

See the rainforest from the birds’ perspective with this elevated boardwalk located in Dorrigo National Park.

Jetty Memorial Theatre

This heritage-listed building comes with a rich local history and is an important arts hub and performance space.