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Helicopter flight and tour of South Solitary Island on the beautiful Coffs Coast - put it on your bucket list!

This is one of the greatest experiences on the Coffs Coast! The helicopter trip and guided tour on... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
michellewN5880KM
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Great place to dive

We have dived off the solitary islands with one of the dive crews that work from Mullaway and had a... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2017
RLNR
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Newcastle, Australia
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Aug 13, 2018
“Helicopter flight and tour of South Solitary Island on the beautiful Coffs Coast - put it on your bucket list!”
Aug 5, 2017
“Great diving location”
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South Solitary Island is located approximate 18km offshore from Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. The island consists of a lighthouse and keeper's quarter's which were built in 1880 and considered the oldest in the area. The island was abandoned in...more
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77 Aviation Dr, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales 2450, Australia
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This is one of the greatest experiences on the Coffs Coast! The helicopter trip and guided tour on the island only run for two weekends per year in August and I finally booked for this year. The helicopter flight was fantastic with Precision Helicopters landing...More

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

You have summed up the tour perfectly. Thank you so much for visiting this special place. It is hard to put the tour into words, conveying the emotion of the island and all the history....it is a truly remarkable place and we are so glad...More

Reviewed August 5, 2017

Very good diving location with abundant sea life including turtles and the odd seal. Diving the split is also very exciting.

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

the water is clear and amazing around South Solitary, thank you for visiting this wonderful part of the coastline!

Reviewed January 17, 2017

We have dived off the solitary islands with one of the dive crews that work from Mullaway and had a great time. There can be a fair amount of current around the islands but with a good dive master you should be fine. There is...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenic flight right over the top of the island. It is undoubtedly a lovely part of the world! Island is just a few kilometers out to sea.More

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded January 9, 2017

South Solitary Island is approximately 8km's from the mainland - the closest point is Emerald Beach. It is amazing to see the Lighthouse Island from the air, all the Solitary Islands are fantastic from both the sea and air. Thanks for visiting the Coffs Harbour...More

Reviewed April 26, 2016

This island and lighthouse are only open a few times each year and transport is helicopter. It's not cheap, but the history is worth the cost.More

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

The keeper's buildings and lighthouse on South Solitary Island are the oldest in the area (built in 1879-1880), the history is of the island is wonderful and hard to imagine how families lived out there. Flying by helicopter is always fun too! Thanks for visiting...More

Reviewed April 24, 2016

With very few opportunities to fly to South Solitary Island Lighthouse each year, the trips book out fairly fast. The isolation and to land on a small island in the middle of the ocean is something that will last in the memory bank forever.More

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

The tours to South Solitary Island are very special with limited trips during the year. It is a fascinating place, climb the lighthouse stairs to amazing views over the ocean - yes the trip will last in your memory forever. Thanks for visiting and hope...More

Reviewed April 6, 2016

Lots of grey nurse, wobbegong, fish and clear waters. Excellent dive operation by jetty dive shop...

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2016

One of the best areas to dive on the East Coast of Australia - a great variety of marine animals in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Jetty Dive do an amazing job sharing this underwater experience.

Reviewed February 7, 2016

Jetty dive centre are the locals behind the great diving experience at split solitary island. The gantry and buchannans warf made for a great diving experience. The winter time brings the gentle predators Grey nurse sharks to the South Island and would make for an...More

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2016

Diving around this area is a wonderful experience and doing it with Jetty Dive (they are fantastic!) Thank you for visiting and happy you enjoyed your visit around South Solitary Island, hope to have you visit again!

Reviewed October 14, 2015

I've only visited the area years ago via boat. Its such a beautiful area with a magnificently diverse underwater bio diversity. Well worth a dive if you get the opportunity as is North Solitary.....A must for any divers of all abilities

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

This beautiful subtropical reserve is like nothing I have ever seen before. With hints of the East Australian Current reaching this dive site, corals and tropical fishes are abundant and mix with beautiful reef animals. So much to see! Just be careful to stay out...More

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SouthSolitaryIsland, Manager at South Solitary Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2015

there is such diversity diving around the island, every time you go, there is something different. The animals are the wonders - no need to stay out of their way! Grey Nurse Sharks are amazing, hope you saw many!

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Col B
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Response from SouthSolitaryIsland | Property representative |
Hello Col. The island is not open for tours in January. The island is closed to visitors from August to March as it is bird nesting season on the island. Tours are generally only held for two weekends per year (usually... More
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