Beautiful beachside escape

Sawtell is a beautiful beachside village next to Bongil Bongil National Park, a popular fishing spot. Relax on gorgeous Sawtell Beach and enjoy surfing or swimming. Spot whales from the headlands. And the annual Sawtell Chilli Festival is fun for the whole family.

  • Sawtell Beach
  • Boambee Estuary

About Sawtell

Just south of Sawtell, Bongil Bongil National Park is a relatively small coastal park, yet it encompasses an array of rich and diverse plant and animal communities. With its unspoilt beaches, forests, wetlands, rainforest and pristine estuaries, the park offers an ideal setting for recreational activities.

The beaches range from stunning to superb and Sawtell has recently awoken from its seaside slumber to find that it's been put on the style map. The town's main street is divided by a median strip planted with enormous fig trees, which now provide shade for the chic cafes and designer stores that have taken root there. Today Sawtell is smart and relaxed, and far removed from the bustle of nearby Coffs Harbour, even at the peak of summer.

Fly into Coffs Harbour Airport

Coffs Harbour Airport is located 4 km from Coffs Harbour’s town centre. Use the shuttle bus and taxi services at the front of the terminal to make the short journey north. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the region at your own pace.

Direct flights operate daily to and from Sydney, and weekly to and from Melbourne, with three operators - QantasLinkTigerair and Virgin Australia  - servicing the region.


View all events