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About Our Sanctuary

Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary has been rescuing, rehabilitating, releasing and caring for marine animals since 1970. Discover our conservation and education programs and how you can help us protect our precious marine wildlife and their ocean habitats.

Our Supporters

Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation, which receives no ongoing government support. So we rely on people like you to support us by visiting or donating.  

We are also proud to be supported by a number of local businesses, who have generously donated to us.  

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Getting Here

Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the beautiful mid North Coast of New South Wales, in the City of Coffs Harbour. We are located adjacent to the picturesque Coffs Creek, and close to Coffs Harbour’s Jetty precinct

Coffs Harbour is only an hour’s flight from Sydney with regular flights to and from our major regional airport, which is just 10 minutes away. 

Peckish Penguin Café

Open 730am – 200pm daily.

The Peckish Penguin is ideally located alongside the pretty Coffs Creek, perfect for watching birds while sipping on a cup of coffee. 

  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks & great coffee 
  • Group bookings 
  • Bus group catering 
  • Corporate breakfasts & lunches 
  • Kids Birthday Parties & special event packages  
  • Christmas parties & end of year gatherings 
  • Weddings & Reunions & Celebrations 

Gift shop

Open 9am – 3pm daily.

Take home more than just memories from your visit to Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary! We always prefer to source sustainable, eco-friendly gifts using recycled materials as our first priority. 

Professional Photo Memories

A professional photographer will be capturing moments at all paid encounters. You will have an opportunity to purchase at the end of your visit. There is no obligation to purchase photos, but the profits help care for our animals and contribute to our research and conservation programs. 

If you didn’t buy your photos on the day and you’ve changed your mind, you can view and purchase your photos online. 


Our Sanctuary is great for all types of weather.

  • Visitor centre onsite.

  • Gift shop.

  • Peckish Penguin café.

  • Wet-weather friendly.

  • EFTPOS & ATM Facilities.

  • Baby changing facilities.

  • All access amenities.

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