First things first: When you hear Coffs Harbour, what comes to your mind? The Big Banana, right.
But there’s more to this town than just a giant fruit!
1. Dorrigo National Park
There is a lovely national park one hour away from Coffs Harbour: Dorrigo National Park.
It has a short tree top walk…
… and some other walks and picnic areas. We did the Wanga Walk that starts at the visitor center.
It leads to green, wild rainforest and you will see the one or other bird or wallaby – at least that’s what we experienced.
You will also pass two waterfalls…
… and bridges:
Only be aware of some nasty inhabitants, like stinging tree leaves…
… and leeches. But we were prepared! We tucked our trousers into our socks and felt VERY safe and smart! 😉
Quite fashionable, right?!
2. Muttonbird Island
There is a small peninsula right in front of Coffs Harbour, called Muttonbird Island. Even the walk from our Motel, the Bosuns Inn, to the peninsula was worth doing. We first walked along the flat beach…
… until we reached the yacht harbour.
Muttonbird Island lies just behind the harbour. The descend is a bit steep and it’s very windy on top. But from up there you have a fantastic sight. Plus, you can see birds and sea eagles. But the best: from the end of the Island, you can look for whales. We saw some in the distance, blowing water.
You see, even if you don’t like bananas, Coffs Harbour is worth a visit! 😉
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