Idyllic beaches, chic cafes and a stunning coastal national park make Sawtell on the mid North Coast of NSW a delightful destination for a seaside escape. With unspoiled beaches, rainforest, wildlife, wetlands and estuaries, Bongil Bongil National Park is ideal for outdoor adventures.

You can hire kayaks and stand-up paddleboards from C-Change Adventures and explore the natural beauty of the national park wilderness, which has great fishing locations. 

Bongil Bongil National Park - Coffs Harbour Area

The village’s main street is adorned with enormous fig trees, which provide shade for boutiques and outdoor dining at cafes and restaurants. Delicious fresh produce is also celebrated at the annual Sawtell Chilli Festival, a fun day for the family with rides and activities for the kids.

From Sydney or Brisbane, the drive along the splendid Legendary Pacific Coast touring route to Sawtell is about six hours. You can also take a train to Sawtell Station or fly to Coffs Harbour Airport, where you can rent a car for the short drive south to Sawtell.

Coffs Harbour Airport

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 to and from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. There are four operators servicing the region - QantasLinkTigerairVirgin Australia and Fly Corporate


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  1. The All New Grin Bin - Mark Lynch

    Tuesday 26 June 2018 to Sunday 08 July 2018 , Coffs Harbour

    Mark Lynch, the well known Grin Bin cartoonist, is already a great favourite within the region, with his regular weekly cartoon published in The Advocate. We are looking forward to seeing both new and old works by Mark and in particular to…

    26 Jun - 08 Jul
  2. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 01 July 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…

    01 Jul - 30 Dec