101 things

101 Things to Do

To help you get the very most out of your holiday with us at Korora Bay Village Resort we have built the 101 things directory, an on-going work in progress! Keep checking back as we constantly add new ideas, activities and destinations around the Coffs Harbour region.

 

1. Korora Bay

Only a 10 minute walk from the resort is Hills Beach and Korora Bay.  Visitors are encouraged to take a stroll along the beaches and they also popular with locals for beach fishing.  The Hills Beach access point also offers BBQ’s and a children’s playground.

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2. Dolphin Marine Magic

This is our number 1 tourist attraction and a must see when in Coffs Harbour. The park offers a friendly and personal experience and caters to all age groups. To learn everything there is to know about Dolphin Marine Magic (Pet Porpoise Pools) visit their website.

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3. Emerald Beach

Emerald Beach is approximately 10 minutes north of the resort and is one of our favourites places to visit. There is a great walking track sign marked Moonee Beach Reserve where visitors can enjoy views of Emerald Beach, Moonee Beach and the Solitary Islands. Along the walking tracks are several kangaroos and on a good day visitors may be fortunate to see dolphin pods frolicking in the waves. A fantastic photographic opportunity awaits. After walking the headland and bushland tracks visitors should consider afternoon tea or lunch at Saltwater Restaurant. This restaurant is located across from Emerald Beach and they offer great food and awesome service. www.saltwateronthebeach.com

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4. Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

The Butterfly House is 20 minutes south of the resort and is an interesting and unique place to visit. They have just won the best Tourist Attraction in the Mid North Coast Tourism Awards. This attraction is excellent for all age groups. Check out www.butterflyhouse.com.au

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5. Bellingen Region

Bellingen is known for great food, beautiful landscape and unique shopping.  Only 30 minutes south west of the resort this is a must visit township whilst on the Coffs Coast.  It is also the gateway to Dorrigo National Park which offers majestic waterfalls and amazing lush rainforest.

One of our favourite places to eat in Bellingen is the Old Butter Factory as they offer great modern food and friendly service.  In the same complex is some little boutique style shops offering arts, antiques and lots more. www.theoldbutterfactory.com.au

Bellingen River is very popular for canoeing showcasing some beautiful landscapers.  Bellingen Canoe Hire offer some great trips which can include a guide.  Check them out at www.canoeadventures.com.au

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6. Red Rock

Red Rock is 35 minutes north of the resort and is a very small seaside community with beautiful open beaches and an estuary system for canoeing and fishing. Not far from Red Rock is the Aboriginal Cultural Centre which offers some amazing aboriginal art display’s, friendly staff and the opportunity to try some real bush tucker.

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7. Woolgoolga

Woolgoolga is a seaside township 10 minutes north of the resort. Famous for its Indian Temple, beautiful beaches and headland overlooking the Solitary Islands. There is also a fabulous little Thai Restaurant called Aloy Dee which is great for an authentic Thai meal.

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8. Big Banana

The Big Banana is approximately 2 kms south of the resort. The complex offers a variety of different activities including toboggan rides, ice skating, water park and much more.  See www.bigbanana.com.

If you haven’t had a photo in front of the Big Banana next time you visit Coffs Harbour put it on your list of things to do.

9. Sawtell and Boambee

Sawtell and Boambee are 15 minutes south of the resort. The beaches of Boambee offer access for 4WD vehicles. Boambee reserve is popular for families due to its calm waters, fishing, BBQ facilities, playground and services. Sawtell is a popular seaside suburb with some modern cafes and restaurants.

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10. Coffs Harbour Marina

The marina is 5 minutes from the resort and is very popular for visitors to the region. The marina area offers a seaway walk which is the gateway to Mutton Bird Island where visitors can climb to the top of the island and down the eastern side to take in views of the solitary islands and the western backdrop of Coffs Harbour. The marina offers a cafe, seaside restaurant and fisherman’s co-op. On Sunday there is a market close by the marina area offering produce, arts and crafts and entertainment.

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11. Urunga

Urunga is a small seaside community 25 minutes south of the resort. The Kallang River runs through the district which offers some great fishing. Anchor’s Wharf restaurant is an award winning restaurant right on the river and comes highly recommended. On the eastern side of town visitors can enjoy a walk along the footbridge which has recently been extended all the way out to the seaway. The area can be accessed by 4WD, has great fishing and is very popular for all age groups.

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12. The Western Loop

Only 5 minutes north of the resort is Bucca Road which leads to Nana Glen and Coramba which are suburbs west of Coffs. The drive to Nana Glen takes approximately 25 minutes through some lovely countryside. Two Tails Winery is located in Nana Glen which is a small boutique style winery offering a varied selection of wines. Especially popular are their fortified wines. Only a short distance from the winery is the Kookaburra Cafe which offers so much country charm. I especially love how you can enjoy lunch in an old tram. Lunch is highly recommended at the Kookaburra Cafe. After lunch head off to Coramba where there is a maze. Keep your eyes out for this maze as it is not well signposted. It is a maze built on the owner’s private property but it kept our family amused for up to 2 hours and was great value for money considering the time we spent there. On the eastern side of Coramba is Mountain Ash Pottery which offers some unique style art pieces. Just before heading back into town the Wildflower Jewellery Gallery is on the right and it is recommended to drive up the mountain to visit this gallery. Other than beautiful views of the city and surrounding hills, the gallery also offers many unique gifts.

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13. Sherwood Forest

Just 5 minutes west of the township of Woolgoolga is Sherwood Forest. It is amazing how you can be enjoying the beauty of the pacific coast one minute and then only a short drive later be in the beautiful Sherwood Forest. The area caters for those wishing to cook up a BBQ and there is a clearing if families like to have a hit of cricket or toss around the footy. A waterfall is 1.3 km away, however, there is certain level of fitness required as there are several small creeks to cross. 

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14. Adventure Tag Tours

Adventure Tag Tours is the only company providing camping tours on the beautiful and exciting Mid North Coast region. They offer both one and three day tours, beginning and finishing in Coffs Harbour, that see us visit many local attractions and hotspots such as the Big Banana, Yarrawarra Cultural Centre, Minnie Waters, the Nymboida Canoe Centre and Dorrigo.

Click to visit their website.