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. Bird's Eye View Cartoon Art Exhibition

    Friday 26 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019 , Coffs Harbour

    Where would the world be without women? In celebration of International Women’s Day the National Cartoon Gallery at The Bunker, Coffs Harbour is showcasing a special selection of cartoons, from a Bird’s Eye View: women cartoonists and…

    26 Apr - 28 Apr
  2. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 28 April 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…

    28 Apr - 07 Feb