• Coffs Harbour - Do & See

    The guide was updated: 2015-12-10

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Andrea Schaffer

Dolphin Marine Magic

Meet Bucky and other dolphins at Dolphin Marine Magic and enjoy their fun and exciting routines. You can even swim with a dolphin or a seal in this beautiful zoological park that's also home to little penguins, green sea turtles, fresh water turtles and a variety of fish. There are two Marine Discovery Presentations each day. Arrive early to get a photo taken while you receive kisses from a dolphin and a seal. There's also a penguin feeding session, and for the brave - a reptile show.
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Bongil Bongil National Park

Bongil Bongil National Park, south of Coffs Harbour, is a delight for nature lovers with beautiful beaches, sweeping coastal views and tranquil streams. The park is popular with locals for fishing, either on the pontoon by Bonville Creek or on the beach around Bundagen Head. Enjoy walks on the beach and through the rainforest. Climb up to Sawtell Headland, a great spot for whale watching between May and November. Picnic and barbecue facilities are also available.
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Whale Watching

The spectacular coastline around Coffs Harbour is one of the best locations on the East Coast of Australia for watching humpback whales on their annual migration from May to November. Hop on a cruise to see these magnificent mammals up close, or head to one of the coastal headlands to watch them swim by. The Rotary Lookout and Captain Cook Lookout in Nambucca Heads have superb ocean views including over the mouth of the Nambucca River. In nearby Bongil Bongil National Park, Sawtell Headland is famous for frequent sightings.
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Nambucca Heads

Nambucca Heads is one of Australia's most beautiful camping destinations. Named after an Aboriginal word that means 'entrance to the waters', Nambucca Heads is on the Coffs Coast and is known for gorgeous weather and a tranquil atmosphere. Caravan park guests can enjoy expansive water views, and wake up to breathtaking sunrises. Take a river cruise, or head to the Rotary Lookout or Captain Cook Lookout for superb views of the river mouth and ocean, with seasonal whale watching a bonus.
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