Destination guide

Experience Sawtell with holiday homes to rent

For travellers looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Sawtell can offer a satisfying reprieve. The coastal village is modest but has a surprising amount of things to do for a community so small. With a well-kept beach and thriving, modern restaurant scene, Sawtell offers an unforgettable holiday experience that lets travellers soak up the sun away from the high energy of a sprawling metropolis.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Sawtell

Are you hoping to find things to do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Sawtell a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Coffs Harbour Butterfly House (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Bonville Golf Resort (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Coffs Harbour Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Dolphin Marine Magic (5.2 mi / 8.4 km)
  • Tabatinga Family Fun Centre (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Big Banana Fun Park (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor adventure near Sawtell holiday homes

There’s no shortage of adventure to be found on Australia’s eastern coast, and holiday homes in Sawtell are your gateway into that fun. You can visit Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island to see rolling green hills separated by shining, aqua-tinted water. The Mutton birds are a sight to behold, but the island itself is vibrant and walkable, regardless of whether or not it’s nesting season. You may also want to visit the North Coast Regional Botanic Garden, where you’ll find a comprehensive collection of various flora separated into sections based on country of origin and with accompanying descriptions. Additionally, you can stop by the Boambee Creek Reserve, which features a sandy beach next to the wide, flowing creek. The area has picnic tables and is surrounded on both sides by vibrant green and is trees perfectly suited for an afternoon lunch outdoors.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Sawtell

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Sawtell is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Boambee Beach (2.7 mi / 4.3 km)
  • Jetty Beach (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • North Coast Botanic Gardens (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Park Beach (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Diggers Beach (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
Beaches

Beaches near your Sawtell holiday accommodation

As a coastal community, there's no shortage of beaches in the area near holiday homes to rent. The closest is Sawtell Beach that’s separated from the town proper by a vegetated foredune. There can be strong rips here, but swimmers will be fine if they stay between the flags. This beach is also patrolled, so you can swim or surf with peace of mind. You may want to visit Bonville Beach as well. It’s notably isolated with no vehicle access, so be prepared to walk if you want access. The waves can be surfable, but the permanent rips can be unforgiving for swimmers. The primary attraction at Bonville is fishing opportunities, as the waters are filled with mulloway, tailor, bream and whiting. Additionally, you can fish at Boambee Beach, which has several bait and tackle facilities available on site. It’s also suitable for 4WD fishers, but you’ll need a permit to drive on the beach.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Sawtell

Fly into Coffs Harbour, NSW (CFS), the closest airport, located 3.1 mi (5.1 km) from the city centre.

How to get around

Transport to Sawtell holiday homes

When it comes to getting around Sawtell or to and from holiday accommodation, there are several options available. If you’re flying into Sawtell, the closest location is the Coffs Harbour Regional Airport, a domestic flight airport with direct connections to Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. For travellers looking to take the train, the NSW TrainLink can reach the local station all the way from Sydney and Brisbane. Additionally, three different coaches can get you into town from surrounding areas, along with a bus service used for travelling through Sawtell itself. The Pacific Highway also makes it convenient to arrive at this coastal village with a car hire. Keep in mind that there are numerous designated walking and cycling paths available when you’re looking to travel around town.

Events

Events and festivals near Sawtell holiday rentals

Sawtell has a reputation for offering numerous annual events for residents and travellers alike to enjoy. One of the most popular is the Chilli Festival, where stalls pop up all over town and chefs serve their own unique take on chilli. Participants aren’t just local either, as this festival attracts vendors from all over Australia. You can also attend the New Year’s Super Fun Day every January 1. As the name implies, you’ll find numerous attractions and things to do, including a fun run, tug of war competitions and live entertainment. If you’re a fan of cricket, you can attend the Ben Woods Cricket Tournament held between Coffs Harbour and Sawtell proper around Christmas every year.

Where to stay near Sawtell?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 338 holiday rentals near Sawtell. From 128 Houses to 118 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sawtell for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sawtell?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sawtell. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Guru Nanak Sikh Temple: 485 holiday rentals
  • Woolgoolga Beach: 447 holiday rentals
  • Diggers Beach: 477 holiday rentals
  • Coffs Harbour Marina: 488 holiday rentals
  • Coffs Jetty Pier: 487 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sawtell listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sawtell?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 128 Houses in Sawtell. Our other popular types of Sawtell holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 118 holiday houses
  • Villas: 29 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 12 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sawtell?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 154 holiday homes with pool available in Sawtell. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.