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Solitary PHOTO:PRECISION HELICOPTERS

The Solitary Islands Marine Park stretches over 75 km north from Muttonbird Island at Coffs and incorporates five islands, rock outcrops, reefs, beaches, rocky shores and estuaries. Over 550 species of reef fish have been observed within the sanctuary. It also supports a range of protected species such as the black cod, turtles, whales, shore birds and rare marine algae. The glistening white tower of the historic lighthouse on South Solitary is easily spotted from the coast and was once one of NSW’s most isolated manned beacons. Oh, and keep an eye out for migratory whales bursting up from below and dolphins cresting the waves - these splendid cetaceans and natural show-offs are what marine memories are made of.

CAPTAIN JAMES COOK NAMED THE SOLITARY ISLANDS AS HE CRUISED BY ON THE HMS ENDEAVOUR IN 1770. YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE TO CRUISE – OR DIVE – THESE SPECTACULARLY RICH WATERS OFF THE COFFS COAST.

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Profile for Tourism Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast Explorer - Visitor Guide 2014  

Let warm sub tropical waters revitalise you; fresh mountain air invigorate you; fun-filled adventures engage you, cool festivals connect you...

Coffs Coast Explorer - Visitor Guide 2014  

Let warm sub tropical waters revitalise you; fresh mountain air invigorate you; fun-filled adventures engage you, cool festivals connect you...

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