Marine Learning & Adventure

The Coffs Coast is uniquely positioned between northern and southern ocean currents, offering a wealth of marine flora and fauna to explore. Students can get right on or in the water: canoeing Bonville Creek, snorkelling the local reefs or sea kayaking. Nearby, our National Marine Science Centre and Dolphin Marine Conservation Park offers a range of experiential marine learning opportunities.

Onsite Activities


Get out on the beautiful Bonville Creek for a paddle. Our Activities Team will teach students paddling and canoeing skills before we set out. Once on the water they have plenty of games based activities to keep things interesting.

Offsite Activities

Aboriginal SUP

Aboriginal SUP Bush Tucker Tour

Wajanna Yaam Adventure Tours takes students on a 2.5 hour adventure paddle in Coffs Harbour’s Solitary Islands Marine Park. Connect to the land and to the sea through stories and language. Collect and taste seasonal bush tucker. No previous SUP experience required.

Marine Edventure

The Marine Ed-venture program from Dolphin Marine Conservation Park includes a guided tour of the marine park, reserved seating for the Marine Discovery Presentation, private dolphin and seal interaction and a 30-minute syllabus based lesson with a Marine Mammal specialist.

National Marine Science Centre

Using the ecologically unique Solitary Islands as a backdrop, the National Marine Science Centre offers innovative field and laboratory based activities for Primary and Secondary students. Develop scientific skills through hands-on interactive activities in Biology, Eartha and Environment Science, Chemistry, Marine studies and Marine and Aquaculture technology.

Ocean Awareness

Ocean Awareness Surfer Award

Recommended for years 7-10 this is a full day on-beach and in-water session. Students are assessed with a timed swim, a swim-run-paddle challenge, as well as practical skills including resuscitation, rescue and beach knowledge.

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking is excellent for developing skills in navigation, team work, leadership, beach and ocean awareness. Half day or full day excursions are available.


The sanctuary zones of the Solitary Islands Marine Park are ideal for experienced and novice snorkelers alike. Clownfish, Blue Tangs, Turtles, Dolphins: the fish life in the Sanctuary is abundant and diverse.

Surf Rafting

Surf Rafting is the extremely fun art of white water rafting in the surfing waves. Highly trained and experienced professionals teach students rafting skills and keep them safe.


The experienced coaches at Solitary Islands Surf School have decades of surf coaching experience and provide a supportive environment to help students master the beautiful Coffs Coast waves.


Whale Watching

The migrating Humpback Whales play in the shallow waters off the Coffs Harbour coastline on their travels north and against as they return south with their calves. This makes for continuous whale watching opportunities from early June to late October.

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