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Coffs Harbour

Updated on April 5, 2010

Coffs Harbour - View from Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

Mid North Coast NSW

A place surrounded by natural beauty and offered many choices of activities. We stayed a week at Coffs and only managed to visit some attractions. We have to go back again to finish off all other items on the to-do list.

A walk at Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is highly recommended. The walk is easy with benches along the way, so you can sit down and enjoy the spectacular view of Coffs Harbour.

The weather was in mid 20's for our whole stay. It did rain one morning but most of time it rained during the night and early morning while we were still in bed.

There are two Sunday markets at Coffs Harbour - we went to Harbourside Sunday Market near the jetty. Bought some local grown organic vegetables and passion fruit.  From one of the information brochures I got, there were many more markets in the nearby area on different days.

There are lots of beaches along the coast, if you get a map from the Visitor Information Centre, it will clearly marked which beach is ideal for surfing, fishing, swimming or snorkelling. We spent an afternoon at Emerald Beach.

We drove to Dorrigo National Park which is world heritage listed rainforest. There are a few walking tracks, one of them was closed due to landslide so we ended up not seeing the waterfall there. Instead we went to Dangar Falls which is not far from the town of Dorrigo. Perfect spot for lunch. It's an easy 20 minutes walk to the fall.

Dangar Falls, Emerald Beach

Boambee Bay Resort

We stayed at Boambee Bay resort, about 10 minutes drive from Coffs Harbour. The supermarkets and shopping centre is about 2 minutes drive away.

The kids love the swimming pool - they did enough jumping into the pool for the year! The resort also provides canoe free of charge, so we spend over 2 hours canoeing along Boambee Waters.

Swimming and Canoeing

The Waterfall Way

Another great way to explore the area is to drive along the Waterfall Way, you will visit the three towns - Dorrigo, Bellingen and Urunga.

See the picture below and you will see why it's called the 'Waterfall Way'.  It does get flooded, so best to check the road condition before you made the trip.

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