5 Reasons to visit the Coffs Coast

The Coffs Coast is known as the capital of the Big Banana, and it was one of Australia’s first big things. However, there are a lot more reasons to visit this beautiful region than just the Big Banana!

With its sparkling blue water, lush & green rainforest, beautiful forest hills and an abundance of uncrowded beaches, there is something on the Coffs Coast for everyone.

Below you can read about 5 different reasons why you should visit the Coffs Coast.

1. Beaches 

There are miles and miles of uncrowded beachy coastline to be discovered on the Coffs Coast. With the endless options of where to beach, you’ll be sure to find something that fits your needs & wants for the day.

    • Coastal Walks – Are you wanting to experience this part of the coast on foot? There is an abundance of different walks you can do whilst visiting.
    • Pet-Friendly Beaches – Unfortunately, not all beaches allow you to bring your furry friend. Check out this page to get some information on where it is suitable to take your dog!
    • Surf – Go exploring to find your favourite surf spot on the list. There are many waves to discover on the Coffs Coast, and which one you should go to just depends on you and the conditions on the day. If you want to learn how to surf, or you’re a beginner – Check out East Coast Surf School for some lessons!

2. Scubadiving

Want to make some new, tropical and fun friends? The Coffs Coast has a thriving, underwater marine life, and is great for scuba diving. One of the better-known dive areas is the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The Marine Park is the third largest marine protected area in New South Wales and consists of five different islands. The Solitary Islands offer amazing scuba diving & snorkelling with its hard & soft corals, tropical & subtropical fish, manta rays, grey nurse and heaps more. Check out Jetty Dive to realise your underwater dream!

3. Dorrigo National Park

The Dorrigo National Park is part of the Gondwana World Heritage-listed rainforest. It is a one-hour drive from Coffs Harbour following an incredibly scenic route. It is the perfect spot to go birdwatching as well as hunting waterfalls. The weather up there can be quite different from the coast, so we suggest being prepared and bringing some warmer clothes just in case. There are quite a few places where you can jump in and swim to see the waterfalls up close or even sneak behind the water curtain, so bringing swimmers & a towel is also recommended.

4. Golf

There are many places to swing your clubs and hit some pars here on the Coffs Coast. Bonville Golf Resort has been acknowledged as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world and is a 10-minute drive from Sawtell. If you are a keen golfer, this should be worth your trip as this Par 72 championship course has been voted Australia’s favourite golf course.

5. Skydiving

The NSW Mid North Coast really is a pristine paradise with its crystal clear and deep blue ocean, as well as the many nuances of lush green from the rainforest. Get a different perspective of the region, and book yourself in for a skydive with Coffs Skydivers for a truly panoramic view.

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