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South Solitary Island tour

South Solitary Island Historic Site


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In line with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 advice, masks are encouraged for indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe distance from others.

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Join an NPWS ranger on a rare 2-hour guided tour of remote South Solitary Island, in Solitary Islands Marine Park, off the NSW Coffs Coast.


First weekend of the month from May to August 2022:

Saturday 7 May and Sunday 8 May 2022. Saturday 4 June and Sunday 5 June 2022. Saturday 2 July and Sunday 3 July 2022. Saturday 6 August and Sunday 7 August 2022.

Tours depart at 8am, 8.30am, 10am, 10.30am, 12pm and 12.30pm. Your visit to the island will be for 2 hours, with an 8 min (approx.) helicopter flight each way.

South Solitary Island Historic Site
No wheelchair access
Medium. Suitable for adults and children, 5 years and over. You’ll walk 500m (approx.), including climbing steep narrow steps inside the lighthouse.

Adult/child (5 years and over) $490 per person. Maximum 9 people per group.

Meeting point
Precision Helicopter base, Hangar 77, Aviation Drive, Coffs Harbour
What to
Sturdy shoes, suitable clothing, drinking water, snacks
Bookings required. Email Precision Helicopters or phone 02 6652 9988 or 0476 766 248.
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This is your chance to visit this amazing island historic site and its lighthouse on a 2hr guided tour for small groups. Public access to the island is restricted to only a few dates each year.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Visiting rooms in the Head lighthouse keeper’s quarters
  • Climbing up the lighthouse’s spiral staircase to view the magical panorama from the Light Tower balcony – see if you can spot some whales on their yearly journey north
  • Walking down to the old gantry
  • Hearing stories of life on the island before the light was automated in 1975, and fascinating facts about the lighthouse.

Please wear enclosed flat shoes, warm clothing and a spray jacket. Bring drinking water, snacks and your camera.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info