Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour

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Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is a nature reserve off the shore of Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia, on the southern boundary of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. It is linked to the mainland by a causeway, which acts as the northern breakwater for the harbour. With over 5,500 breeding pairs, it is a major breeding ground for wedge-tailed shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus), known locally as muttonbirds, which migrate annually to the Philippines but return to breed on the island.
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  • Lovely walk out past the yacht club and up to Mutton Bird Island with great views over the ocean...we were lucky to see some whales, and back towards the hinterland of Coffs Harbour. Beware though its...  more »
  • A great walk starts from the breakwater starts to the Island. The walk is steep in sections, but there are seats along the good path if you require a rest. Don't let this put you off. Great views from...  more »
  • Well worth the effort of the walk up the hill to get to the top for the awesome 360 views of coffs harbour.  more »

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Accommodations in Coffs Harbour are divided between the city center and the coastal area, so consider the nature of your trip when you choose. If you're coming for the beaches, explore the several hotels, resorts, guesthouses, and apartments located within walking distance of the sea. Farther inland, the city offers a range of places to stay close to all the major cultural sights and shopping areas. Campsites and farm accommodations just outside the city provide a more outdoorsy alternative.
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