The Top 5 Places You Have To Visit While On Coffs Harbour
COFFS HARBOUR - THE JETTY
The Coffs Harbour Marina & Jetty is just glorious on a perfect sunny day! Here at the harbour you can enjoy watching fishing boats come and go, as well as spot the stunning luxurious private yachts that call this harbour home.
If you like action, adventure and fun then Coffs Jet Ski hire out single and family jet skis as well as a double seater Sea Doo. Your family can enjoy zooming around the harbour for a bit of adrenaline pumping.Family size jet skis can carry one adult and two kids.
Solitary Islands Marine Park is a perfect spot to see Humpback whales migrating on their way from Antarctica. Coffs Harbour residents say it is one of the best places for whale watching in all of Australia!
The Marina Village also has a handful of cafes, half a dozen restaurants, a fish co-op and an ice cream shop. Sailing Club & Latitude 30 are good spots to have a beer with a mate and watch the surfers stay up and the sun go down. The marina is also where the whale watching boats depart from June to November.
Muttonbird Island has the stunning green color and rocky cliff faces that make one think of ireland, scotland or iceland in summer. The contrast of the greens of the island against the blue of the ocean and the blue of the sky is breathtaking at times.
A short hike around the island will find you spotting the nesting site of the mutton birds for which the island is named. Those adventurous enough to make the hike to the top are treated to incredible views up and down Coffs Harbour and clear over the mountains. This is a great place to snap a few sunset pictures to add to the instagram account.
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is also great for bird lovers, being one of the only easily-accessible places in NSW where the migratory wedge-tailed shearwater nests.
This island is also a perfect spot for a dose of Coffs Harbour whale watching. You might need a good zoom lens or a pair of binoculars but with a little luck you will see them.
The Big Banana Fun Park has a brand new giant slide named The Racer. In addition, it has four huge thrill slides, two inflatable slides and a kids water park.
Ride the famous Toboggan Ride overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
Shoot a round of of Mini-Golf on their 36 hole Mini-Golf course.
Eliminate your mates in the super modernLaser Tag arena. Take a few laps in the Ice Rink.
One of the best thing about the Big Banana is the banana split sundae. Make sure you visit the Candy Kitchen, Cheesemaking Workshop & Opal Centre
Get amongst the almost 500 butterflies in an indoor subtropical rainforest setting as they fly around. The friendlier and more social one will even land on your for a quick visit or inspection. Make sure you bring your camera and have it ready. You never know when they might find the top of someone’s head the most interesting place in the world!
There’s also a maze to explore in the side garden. You are given a piece of paper with a paragraph about butterflies that had missing words in it. Search for the missing words on the walls of the maze.
Inside of Bruxner Park Flora Reserve you will find one of the best places to go. It’s just a short drive from Coffs Harbour but the trip will be well worth the effort and time spent. If you think the drive up the mountain to Sealy Lookout, with its windy road and sleepy banana plantations, was spectacular, you haven’t seen anything yet.
Sealy Lookout is a sky pier that give you the feeling of walking out into or onto air. At sunset it gives the impression of being able to walk right into the horizon. This is one of the spots where the camera needs to be out. The pictures you get from Sealy Lookout are the kind that can make friends jealous year after year.