Solitary Islands Marine Park

The Solitary Islands Marine Park is the third largest marine protected area in New South Wales. It covers a total area of 71,000 hectares and extends along 75 kilometres of coast, from Coffs Harbour north to the Sandon River mouth.

The park is home to a huge diversity of marine life, with a tropical, temperate and sub-tropical species of fish, coral and algae being the main attraction for divers. Signage indicates where specific activities such as diving, fishing and collecting may be undertaken.

The marine park includes the tidal waters of estuaries, beaches and headlands within its boundaries and is protected by a special zoning scheme designed to protect fish habitat.

Marine park comprises sanctuary zones; refuge zones and general use areas covering 75 kilometres.

Nearby events

  1. "Love is in the Air" Cartoon Exhibition

    Wednesday 20 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Coffs Harbour

    February. Valentine's Day. Romance. Cartoons. Yes, the National Cartoon Gallery at The Bunker, Coffs Harbour knows a thing or two about love, or at least as it is depicted in cartoons. The exhibition is open 10am to 4pm every day from 8…

    20 Feb - 03 Mar
  2. Twilight Food Market - Coffs Harbour

    Friday 22 February 2019 to Friday 19 April 2019 , Coffs Harbour

    The Twilight Food Market is open every Friday (weather permitting) during NSW daylight saving months from October to April. A family friendly food only market, diverse in multicultural cuisine and lots of choices for the kids. Dog…

    22 Feb - 19 Apr
  3. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 24 February 2019 to Sunday 07 February 2027 , Coffs Harbour

    An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their…

    24 Feb - 07 Feb