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Where in the world: South Pacific  /  Australia  /  New South Wales  /  Coffs Harbour

Top 15 things to do in Coffs Harbour

1. Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, Bonville

Flutter into Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, an indoor rain forest housing over 400 native Australian butterflies. Stroll through a maze of pathways at your leisure, stop among the colorful butterflies to take photos, or join the informative guides as they explain the significance of this enclosed environment. The maze is designed to be informative and entertaining for butterfly lovers of all ages. Wear colorful clothes for you visit, and a butterfly might even land on you, providing you with a unique photo opportunity. Don’t leave before grabbing a homemade snack at the on-site café, and purchase a memento of your visit at the well-stocked gift shop.
Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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2. Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, Dorrigo

Find out what makes a World Heritage Area special at Parque Nacional de Dorrigo, part of Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. The park includes significant habitats of native animals and is of outstanding ecological value. Visit the park’s Rainforest Center to see interactive displays on this rare rain forest environment. The center’s staff can guide you through the story of the rain forest's evolution and provide insight into the animal and plant species that call it their home. The park also contains several trails allowing hikers to access a number of pristine waterfalls. Another notable feature is the Skywalk, an elevated walkway through and above the treetops, providing visitors with convenient spots to observe the local bird life.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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3. Dolphin Marine Conservation Park

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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4. Coffs Harbour Whale Watch Experience

FROM $64
Experience the excitement of cruising with Humpback whales during their migration through the pristine Solitary Island Marine Park. We take limited passengers due to social distancing requirements, ensuring you have ample opportunity to see the whales up close and personal. We have been continuously operating since 1994, so we have the experience and knowledge of how to maximise your time with the whales. Whale watching is our passion and this is best shared with small passenger groups, where you have freedom to move about the wide deck, uninterrupted viewing, no restrictive seating and no crowds. Cruises are 2 hrs, departing from Coffs Harbour International Marina. As we locate whales from headlands prior to each cruise, we generally have whales near the boat within 15 minutes of leaving the harbour.
Suggested duration: 2h
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5. The Clog Barn

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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6. The Big Banana Fun Park

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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8. 10-Day Surf Adventure from Sydney to Brisbane Including Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Gold Coast

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Departing from Sydney, enjoy this 10 day Australian surfing adventure giving you an experience you will hold on to for a lifetime! Travel from Sydney to Brisbane and learn how to surf with friends whilst checking out some of Australia's best coastline. You'll visit must see attractions, national parks and hidden gems along the way.
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9. Dolphin & Whale Watching

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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10. Forest Sky Pier

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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11. North Coast Regional Botanic Garden

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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12. Trial Bay Gaol, South West Rocks

Located at the end of the north pointing peninsula on the eastern side of Trial Bay, Trial Bay Gaol is a protected wildlife area with a stunning lookout over the water. Consider camping on the point's beach where the National Parks and Wildlife Service operates a campground. Divide your visit between Trial Bay Gaol's natural wonders and the manmade Trial Gaol, an impenetrable prison that held Australia's most notorious criminals in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The prison was expensive to run, so building projects there were abandoned in 1903. Nowadays you can visit the impressive granite structure and view the cells that once housed the accused at the Trial Gaol Museum.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. V-Wall, Nambucca Heads

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Urunga Boardwalk, Urunga

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Suggested duration: 2h 30 min
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