Things to do in Coffs Harbour
While you’re planning your stay at NRMA Darlington Beach Holiday Park, check out all of the amazing things to do in Coffs Harbour. While this beautiful coastal city is renowned for its tranquil rainforests and spectacular uncrowded beaches, there is a vast range of amazing activities and experiences that await. From bushwalking to whale watching, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Get back to nature the simple way and relax in the beautiful Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens. Learn something new while tempting the taste buds at a cheese workshop or enjoy wine tasting among breathtaking views. Explore an underwater world and snorkel at the Solitary Islands Marine Park or stay dry on land and visit the local aquarium. For some fast-paced family fun, there’s a go-cart track, surf lessons and an indoor action adventure playground the kids will love. With all this and more, Coffs Harbour will soon become one of your favourite destinations for unmatched fun, relaxation and adventure.
Dolphin Marine Magic
At the Dolphin Marine Magic park everyone has the opportunity to receive a free kiss from the friendly dolphins and cheeky seals at the iconic pet porpoise pool. This park offers an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family from marine discovery presentations showcasing the natural abilities of both seals and dolphins to hand feeding penguins, plus the chance to experience being a Marine Mammal trainer for a day!
TreeTops Adventure Park
If you’re looking to get outdoors, breath in the fresh air and reach new heights while on holidays take a visit to Tree Tops Adventure Park. Found only 10 minutes from Coffs Harbor, the park offers a fun and challenging day out for the whole family. Take in the views and go at your own pace or test your skills on the obstacle courses, with over 100 challenges on offer set high in the trees. There is something for every adventure seeker, with group booking options also available.
Have a ‘bunch’ of fun at the Big Banana Fun Park, the biggest fun park on the Northern NSW coast. The park is full of activities for the whole family including a 6oom toboggan track, state of the art laser tag arena, a brand new water park and kids aqua play area, a thrilling 36-hole mini golf course, ice skating rink, candy kitchen, nursery and so much more. It’s the ultimate day out for the whole family!
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Share the world of butterflies at the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, where you can stroll amongst hundreds of live Australian butterflies and marvel at their beauty and grace in a subtropical rainforest setting. The Butterfly House also has an outdoor maze for the young at heart, a café and gift shop to ensure you a have a pleasant and relaxing experience.
Solitary Islands Marine Park
Explore the Solitary Islands Marine Park and snorkel amongst the abundant of fish life of the islands sanctuary zones. See everything from turtles to stingrays and hundreds of varieties of fish. Half day snorkelling tours and dive tours are available at Jetty Dive with over eight exciting dive sites to explore!
Coffs Harbour Camels
Coffs Coast Camels gives you the chance to experience a unique ride along the pristine stretch of Boambee Beaches golden sands and experience the thrills as these gentle giants take you for a slash in the surf. The camel safaris operate in NSW and QLD only.
F1 Cart Hire Raceway
For a more fast paced and exhilarating activity, try out Coffs Harbours very own F1 Kart Hire Raceway. Race your friends and family and win bragging rights for the rest of the day!
Bellingen Canoe Adventures
Get outdoors and get active with Bellingen Canoe Adventures, this memorable and fun filled activity offers canoe trips to all ages, from beginners to the more advanced. Choose from four guided tour experiences; Flatwater guided tour, Rapids guided tour, Sunset tour or a Full Moon guided night tour. Experience the natural beauty and observe the rich ecosystems and wildlife, flora and fauna as you paddle down the Bellinger River. Tours run 7 days a week, rain, hail or shine!
Flip Out Trampoline Arena
Flip Out Trampoline Arena is Australia’s first and largest trampoline playground. Come and experience what everyone is raving about including the kids arena with a foam pit, wall runner as well as little ninja classes. Flip Out is for all ages so bring the whole family and Flip out!
Watch the whales as they migrate up and down the coast between June to September. Woolgoolga Headland is the perfect lookout to spot the whales or get up close and personal with the Pacific Explore for a whale watching Eco experience.
Solitary Island Surf School
Learn to surf this holiday with Solitary Island Surf School, located right on the park’s doorstop. The surf school runs programs for all ages and skill levels so there’s no excuse not try this fun filled activity that will give you and your family an experience to remember and cherish forever.
The Solitary Island Aquarium
The Solitary Islands Aquarium is a fantastic way to explore the world of the Solitary Island Marine Park without getting wet! The attraction offers marine-life footage, interactive displays and tanks filled with marine life. The Solitary Island Aquarium is open weekends and NSW school holidays.
Unleash your tastebuds at Raleigh Winery, the award winning winery offers visitors the chance to sample a range of boutique wines, ports and their famous Brandy Crème Liqueurs. Soak up the breathtaking views across the Bellinger river to the mountains, it’s the perfect place to share with friends and family or that someone special.
The Cheese Making Workshop
The Cheese Making Workshop are passionate about all things food and offers cooking classes from crafting baked goods such as pizza dough, specialty bready and Danishes, to pasta & gnocchi workshops, as well as teaching you to create the perfect Mediterranean dish. The bakery workshop is 100% hands on and everything you bake you eat or take home. All you need to bring is yourself and an appetite!
The Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens covers 20 hectares of Crown Land and is designed to feature natural forest, rare and endangered Australia species, and exotic plants from other sub-tropical regions of the world. Take yourself on a self-guided walk through the gardens or book a guided walk and tour. The botanical gardens are sure to leave you refreshed and relaxed.
The Forest Sky Pier
The Forest Sky Pier sits within the Bruxner Park Flora Reserve and offers visitors a magnificent coastal view over the city of Coffs Harbour and up and down the coastline. There are also walking track through the rainforest ranging from one to three hours, and picnic tables and toilets are provided throughout.