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 Sanden 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. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 27 May 2018 to Sunday 30 December 2018 , 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 ph…

    27 May - 30 Dec
  2. Made with Love Markets

    Sunday 03 June 2018 to Sunday 02 June 2019 , Coffs Harbour

    Made with Love Markets are the first and only dedicated boutique handmade market for the Coffs Harbour region. Starting in August 2011, they are one of the biggest dedicated markets on the North Coast! They aim to showcase handmade, local, …

    03 Jun - 02 Jun