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Sawtell Beach Activities

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  • Bowling Clubs

    Bowling Clubs

    The Coffs Coast has great weather for active year round bowls scene.  You can choose from several clubs who welcome visitor members.  July is also a popular month for annual tournaments. To find a local club click here.

  • Solitary Islands Marine Park

    Solitary Islands Marine Park

    The Solitary Islands has everything for the water enthuasist including diving, snorkelling, swimming, surfing, beach walking, whale watching, birdwatching, fishing and boating. The marine park shelters over 280 species of fish, four species of turtle and around 90 species of coral. There are colourful sea slugs and plenty of marine mammals, including migrating humpback whales during colder months.

  • Big Banana

    Big Banana

    Coffs Harbour is home to the original ‘big banana’ which offers a whole bunch of fun. The following is available:  Sky Walk, Plantation Tours, Candy Kitchen, Café, Puppet Shows, Gift Shop, Toboggan Rides, Water Park with slides and Ice Skating.  Why not try a Chocolate covered banana.

  • Whale Watching In Coffs Harbour

    Whale Watching In Coffs Harbour

    Coffs Coast the ideal place to experience migrating whales and their calves from excellent whale viewing spots. Another excellent experience is to see the whales up-close on board one of the professional whale-watching cruises available from operators such as Pacific Explorer. If you’re with a group, why not charter a whale-watching adventure through Coffs Coast Charters.

  • Dolphin Marine Magic

    Dolphin Marine Magic

    Dolphin Marine Magic engages visitors with our animals in an extremely ‘up close and personal’ manner.  No other facility promises every guest an opportunity to be kissed by both a dolphin and seal for FREE allowing guests to be touched by magic!

    Dolphin Marine Magic is home to dozens of animals, more notably the Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphins, seals, a flock of Little Penguins, Green Sea Turtles, fresh water turtles and a variety of endemic fish species.  Click here to book your dolphin marine magic experience.

  • The Butterfly House

    The Butterfly House

    One of Coffs Harbours most amazing attractions is the award winning Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, Maze and Tearooms. Walk amongst the beauty and diversity of Australias vast range of butterflies in an indoor subtropical rainforest setting. Coffs Harbour Butterfly House offers visitors the opportunity to stroll in tranquil surroundings amongst hundreds of live Australian butterflies.

  • Marine Science Centre Aquarium

    Marine Science Centre Aquarium

    A window into the unique marine environment of the Solitary Islands awaits you at the National Marine Science Centre’s Aquarium. Discover what makes the Solitary Islands Marine Park so special through our series of aquariums, guided tours and visual displays.

  • Golf


    There are eleven courses throughout the Coffs Coast and each has its own special character. Golfers have the privellege of playing on the four-times voted ‘Australia’s Most Beautiful Golf Course’ at Bonville Golf Resort, enjoy a relaxed round at a country club or the more upbeat feel of greens in the city.


  • Cycling


    Coffs Coast has some great cycle rides. Simply print our maps and route descriptions, hire a bike from a local bike shop and head out onto our cycleways to start exploring our region. If your staying at Sawtell check out the daily ride menu at the Split Cafe.

  • Mountain Bike Riding

    Mountain Bike Riding

    For Mountain Bike riding you should try out the famous Pine Creek trail know as’ Cows with Guns’ and this provides the best riding opportunities. You can also enter the Enduro race event in September or try out the Velodrome in Toormina.

  • Beach Walks

    Beach Walks

    There are lots of great beach walks for all levels of fitness with picturesque views. Our favouites are Sawtell, Boambee, Macauleys and Woolgoolga Headlands. You can also do the Korora Bay walk which is very flat for an easy stroll. Or try the Muttonbird Island walk at the Coffs Harbour International Marina

  • 4WD Tours

    4WD Tours

    There are lots of  great 4WD spots to discover on the Coffs Coast including Boambee Beach, Hearnes Lake Beach, Mount Coramba, Rover Fire Trail – Bruxner Park  and Peaks Trail- Boambee to Friday Creek.  Adventure Tag Tours provide tours provide overnight 1 or 3 day tours explorer the beautiful Coffs Coast hinterland.

  • Canoeing


    Canoeing and Kayaking options include many rivers and creeks on the Coffs Coast. You can spend hours paddling your way across calm waters surrounded by nature. Often the only sounds you’ll hear are the birds and the rustling of leaves. Try Bonville Creek in Bongil Bongil National Park, next door to our Sawtell Park or the Bellinger River between Bellingen and Raleigh. You can also paddle around in Woolgoolga Lake adjacent to our Lakeside Park. Kayaks and canoes can be hired in several locations.

  • Galleries and Museums

    Galleries and Museums

    When planing your to do list make sure you add the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and Bunker Cartoon Gallery.  There are many local artists and artisans in wood, metal, glass, ceramics and paint is on display at galleries across the region – while the folk museums chronicle the past through their exhibits of artefacts and photography.

  • National Parks

    National Parks

    There are 15 National Parks and 37 state forests in the Coffs Coast.  There’s the Bongil Bongil which is great for cycling, picnic and fishing.  There’s waterfalls, rainforests, a sky walk in Dorrigo and plenty of water sports.  For here more information.

  • Surfing and Swimming

    Surfing and Swimming

    There are several excellent surf breaks to discover on the Coffs Coast. Choose from Diggers or Park Beach in Coffs Harbour or Trap Door at Sawtell and Woolgoolga Beach.   You can hire surfing gear from local surf shops or take a lesson from one of our skilled surfing professionals.  There are dozens of beaches to swim at with lifeguards on duty all year round at Park Beach and other beaches during the warmer months of the year. Make sure you swim safely between the flags.

  • Discover Sealy Lookout

    Discover Sealy Lookout

    Sealy Lookout lies within Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, Orara East State Forest, close to Coffs Harbour NSW. The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout offers the visitor an amazing 180 degree views over the Coffs Harbour coastline. The Forest Sky Pier extends 21 metres out from the Lookout, and stands 15 metres above the forest floor. Head north of from Coffs Harbour on the Pacific Highway, turn left onto Bruxner Park Road just north of the Big Banana. Free enrty.

  • Markets


    The Coffs Coast has great markets to experience live performances and music, great local produce, locally made crafts and lots more.  There’s the Coffs Creek Night Market on every Friday evening, Growers Market in the City Mall every Thursday, the Bellingen Markets every 3rd Saturday, the Jetty Markets and uptown markets every Sunday.



  • Standup Paddle Boarding

    Standup Paddle Boarding

    Enjoy our beautiful waterways at Sawtell’s Bonville Creek, Coffs Harbour’s Coffs Creek and Woolgoolga’s lake.  If you don’t have your own equipment you can hire from C Change Adventures in Sawtell and Coffs Harbour.  If your looking for an expert to help with your paddling skills, contact Skee Kayak Centre.

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  • Best Recreational Park
    Best Recreational Park

    Sawtell Beach Holiday Park has received the Recreational Excellence Award at the recent CCIA Awards.   The award is for our ‘Little Terns’ Mountain Bike Track which was designed to increase park facilities Read More…

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  • 4 Night Camping Deal
    4 Night Camping Deal

    Stay for 4 nights and only pay $10 on your 4th night*. Offer is valid for Powered and Unpowered sites. *Conditions Apply.    

    Kids Stay Free
    Kids Stay Free

    Stay for 3 nights or more and Kids Stay Free!*  Offer is valid for Villas and Cabins. *Conditions Apply.        

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