Coffs Coast Sightseeing
Coffs Coast National Parks
The Coffs Coast region boasts 11 National Parks, nature reserves, 37 State Forests, 2 Aboriginal Area and a regional park. There is a total of approx 84,000 hectares of World Heritage listed area’s within the Coffs Coast.
The natural wonders of the Coffs Coast aren’t just on the land, with 71,100 hectares of Solitary Islands Marine Park that joins 5 islands dotted along the coast creating an abundance of marine life.
Most of the National Parks and State Forests are easy to access and located within a short drive of Smugglers On The Beach and other Coffs Accommodation. The Solitary Islands Marine Park has some great snorkeling and scuba diving and can be accessed by boat, if you don’t own a boat there a numerous local dive companies that run scuba and snorkeling trips out to the best spots.
Coffs Coast Rainforests
If you want to see beautiful rainforest Coffs Harbour is the place to go. Where the mountains meet the sea, so you can go on a lovely coastal holiday and visit the rainforest whilst here. It is only a 10 minute trip up to the lookout which has a lovely area of rainforest you can go for hikes and take in the spectacular views.
Dorrigo is only an hours drive from Coffs Harbour through beautiful Bellingen and all the old world charm and then up the mountain to Dorrigo. There are fantastic waterfalls, old growth rainforests, and boardwalks right through the centre of the rainforests and over the canopy looking down into the forests.
There are so many national parks all the way up to Armidale if you want to make a big day of it. All varied landscapes, so different to each other, some have large boulders and amazing gorges, with rivers running through.
Moonee Beach - Green Bluff Headland
Green Bluff Headland is a great place to take a stroll and check out the beautiful Solitary Islands from either the lookout or atop the grassy knoll. Enjoy a picnic, swim, paddle or fishing the inlet or the beach is not a bad choice if surfing is your preference. Don't forget to bring your furry friend, as this is a dog friendly reserve.
Emerald Beach - Look At Me Now Headland
This little surfing village is a perfect getaway especially for those who enjoy the comforts of a tidy holiday park. With a general store, bottleshop, cafe and restaurant, and a coastline to be envied, there's little reason to leave. Home to the Eastern Grey Kangaroo, Look at me Now Headland is a place both tourists and locals come to take in the serene surroundings and simply get back to nature.
Muttonbird Island & Macauleys
Muttonbird Island and Macauleys Headland are the ideal place to take a walk with your family or just your camera, or to simply sit and take in the views of the beautiful Solitary Islands and Coffs Harbour's stunning coastline.