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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  • What a wonderful afternoon walk/hike up to the top and down the other side. Excellent view of Coffs. We even saw a pod of dolphins swimming below us.  more »
  • It is good exercise and the views are great. Dolphins, birds and whales (in season) are usually seen. Excellent information from National parks along the path. Try to go on a Mutton Bird evening tour ...  more »
  • Very interesting. Good walk with a bit of effort required. Good explanations on info boards along the way  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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