Sawtell Attractions & Things To Do

The township of Sawtell is situated on the beach halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. It is an ideal holiday destination for the whole family as it offers a quiet and relaxed atmosphere with its golden beaches and picturesque scenery.

Relax in one of the award winning cafes, catch a movie at the restored historic cinema, have a drink and listen to live music in one of the many clubs and hotels, or take a stroll along the tree lined shopping village. Sawtell has a lot to offer for those who want a relaxing holiday or as a gateway for the adventurous to explore the beauty of the local area. With the lush tropical rainforest of Dorrigo National Park to the west and the attractions of Coffs Harbour a short drive to the north, Sawtell is a place guaranteed to keep you coming back year after year.

Sawtell also has some great sporting facilities including an 18 hole golf course, 12 court tennis complex, bowling, surf club, croquet and a BMX Track. If you enjoy fishing or surfing, Sawtell is the perfect place to do both. The climate in the local area is described by the CSIRO as the best in Australia, making it ideal for year-round swimming in one of Sawtell’s beautiful creeks or beaches.

Sawtell Clubs

Coffs Harbour Ex Services Club
Food and entertainment, bingo, poker, raffles, and more. Sawtell RSL Club – First Ave, Ph: 6653 1577
Sawtell Surf Lifesaving Club – Fourth Ave, Ph: 6653 2164
Sawtell Golf Club – Bayldon Rd, Ph: 6653 1006
Sawtell Bowling and Recreation Club – 1 Lyons Rd, Ph: 6653 1287
Sawtell Tennis Club – Lyons Rd, Ph: 6653 2188
Sawtell Boardriders Club

Sawtell Entertainment

Sawtell RSL Club – First Ave, Ph: 6653 1577
Sawtell First Avenue Cinema – First Ave, Ph: 6653 3119
Sawtell Hotel – 55 First Ave, Ph: 6653 1213
Bellingen Events
The Bellingen Global Carnival and other cultural events is a cross-cultural arts festival which offers the audience an intimate encounter with performers and their art form.

Sawtell Tourism Guides

Sunny Sawtell Web Site

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Sawtell Tourism Activities

Bongil Bongil National Park
Bongil Bongil comes from an aboriginal word which means a place to stay for a while because there is lots of good food.  With rivers, beaches, rockpools and rainforest it is the perfect place to re-connect with nature.  This coastal park, with a littoral rainforest, kayak access and good walking tracks is just 5 minutes away.

Coffs Coast Beaches
Information on the beaches of the Coffs Coast.

Coffs Harbour Marina
Buy a souvenir, grab a bite to eat, go fishing or visit Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

Coffs Sky Divers
Sky diving in Coffs Harbour.

Cougar Cat 12 Whale Watching Cruises & Fishing Charters
Cougar Cat-12 charters offers visitors to Coffs Harbour a unique fishing or whale watching experience.  Cougar Cat 12 is a 12 metre long, wide bodied luxury catamaran, purpose built for Fishing and  Whale Viewing.

East Coast Surf School
Learn to surf in Coffs Harbour at the East Coast Surf School. Surf Lessons are run everyday,  all year.  They are held at Diggers Beach, opposite the Big Banana.

F1 Kart Hire
Want to experience the thrill and exhilaration of a “real” go-kart? Then try F1 Kart Hire. Located just 5 minutes from the centre of Coffs, F1 Kart Hire has 2 stroke racing karts for hire.

Lee Winklers Surf School
Learn to surf in Coffs Harbour with World Pro Surfer Lee Winkler. Fully accredied instructors with senior first aid certificates.

NSW National Parks
Coffs Coast Regional Park.

North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens
The North Coast Regional Botanic Garden in Coffs Harbour offers locals and visitors a unique blend of flora, recreation, education and relaxation.

Raleigh Wines
Raleigh Vineyard & Winery is situated south of Coffs Harbour on the banks of the Bellinger River in Raleigh. Visit the winery and try the unique red and white wines, ports and the famous Brandy Crème Liqueurs.

Sawtell Chilli Festival
The Sawtell Chilli Festival has been an annual event in the beautiful coastal village of Sawtell on the Coffs Coast for the last 9 years. You will be able to sample some of the finest chilli products available at the festival, enjoy music and meet the Sawtell retailers.

Surf Rafting
Liquid Assets Adventure Company offers tours in Sea Kayaking, Surf Rafting, White-water Rafting and Surf Lessons.

Underwater Photography Gallery
Underwater photography from the Coffs Harbour region.

Valery Trails
Valery Trails is a long established Horse Riding Centre just a short drive south of Coffs Harbour.

Wildwater Adventures
Whitewater rafting tours on the Nymboida River.

Sawtell Attractions

Pet Porpoise Pool
Visit the award winning Pet Porpoise Pool, have your photo taken shaking “hands” with dolphins, be kissed by an seal.

The Butterfly House
Walk among the enclosure and experience a butterfly flutter by.

The Big Banana
Over the last 40 years the Big Banana has grown into one of The Coffs Coasts most recognised tourist attractions with fun rides, educational tours and shows, recreational facilities and a fantastic selection of food and gift products.

The Clog Barn
Experience the colour and charm of Holland without leaving Coffs Harbour. You can even see clogs being made by hand!

The Honey Place
See the bees producing honey in their special glass hive without fear of being stung, taste the many different Varieties of Pure Australian Honey, browse among the nursery.

Surrounding Towns

Coffs Harbour
The regional centre for tourism, commerce, education, with all the attractions, activities and sporting facilities (50m pool and gym) you would expect.

“Where the rivers meet the sea”. A picturesque township and a fisherman’s paradise.

Unique and diverse. The town of artists, with craft and gift shops on every corner (and a café on every other corner!).

Australia’s most easterly vineyard and winery.

A spectacular drive along the Waterfall Way climbs the Great Dividing Range with waterfalls and amazing vistas and World Heritage listed forests and National Parks.

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