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Walk On

Take a stroll along the Jetty foreshore and Marina with its bobbing fishing boats and glorious harbour views – or take a cruise and see it all from the blue.

At the eastern end of the breakwall is Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, where thousands of migratory shearwaters nest every year after winging in from the Philippines. The short walking track to the island’s peak commences at the award-winning Giidany Mirlarl Outdoor Education Space and offers panoramic views across Coffs Harbour. This is a place of high significance to the local Gumbaynggirr people and a fascinating Aboriginal Discovery program is offered by local National Parks rangers. Protecting the wonders of the ocean beyond, Solitary Islands Marine Park is one of Australia’s most famous underwater diving and photography locations. The waters here are home to the world’s biggest colony of anemones and clown fish (think "Finding Nemo"). There are also sharks, giant squid, sea turtles and manta rays. Learn to dive and go down to see for yourself. If all that sea air is making you hungry, there’s a huge range of multicultural dining choices along the breakwall and in the Jetty precinct.

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SOUTH SOLITARY, VISIBLE FROM THE BREAKWALL, IS ONE OF ONLY TWO LIGHTHOUSE ISLANDS IN NSW. ITS ORIGINAL LANTERN BURNT CONTINUOUSLY FOR 95 YEARS UNTIL THE LAST RESIDENT KEEPER LEFT THE ISLAND IN 1975. THE SURROUNDING REEFS AND WATERS ARE HOME TO A VAST COLONY OF CLOWN FISH

Profile for Tourism Coffs Coast

Coffs Coast Explorer - Visitor Guide 2014  

Let warm sub tropical waters revitalise you; fresh mountain air invigorate you; fun-filled adventures engage you, cool festivals connect you...

Coffs Coast Explorer - Visitor Guide 2014  

Let warm sub tropical waters revitalise you; fresh mountain air invigorate you; fun-filled adventures engage you, cool festivals connect you...

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