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Kayaking on Boambee Creek near Coffs Harbour

Boambee Creek Reserve in Sawtell (just a 10-minute drive from Coffs Harbour), is a picture-perfect bay with calm, clear water, pretty beaches, a gorgeous deep-green backdrop of trees and plenty of fish. It’s the ideal Coffs Coast spot to go swimming, fishing, kayaking or canoeing.

Going kayaking on this beautiful creek has been high on my list of things I want to do in Coffs Harbour, yet for some reason I’d never got around to doing it until now.

Hire kayaks at Boambee Creek Reserve, Sawtell, near Coffs Harbour

To be fair, kayaking in Sawtell wasn’t that easy to organise until 2012, when Matthew Sparrius set up his C-Change Adventures kayak hire & tours business at Boambee Creek Reserve.

Now it’s easy to drive down, hire a single or double kayak, step in and paddle away. Within minutes you’re surrounded by nothing but nature. And there’s a lot to explore: the creek is very wide and goes several kilometres inland.

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See local fish and marine life at Coffs Aquarium

Do you dive? If not, you can see what the underwater world of the Solitary Islands Marine Park looks like at the Solitary Islands Aquarium (formerly the National Marine Science Centre Aquarium) in Coffs Harbour.

Find out more about local fish and other sea creates at the Coffs Aquarium

Find out more about Coffs Coast fish and other sea creatures at the Coffs Aquarium

The Aquarium is normally open on Saturday and Sunday only, however it opens daily during NSW school holidays. It makes a nice brief outing for a rainy day on the weekend. Treat yourself and have lunch or coffee at Pacific Bay Resort afterwards – the aquarium is located right beside the resort, after all.

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