Coffs Harbour

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Coffs Harbour Tourism

The fun-filled Coffs Harbour can be found on the North Coast of New South Wales, home to the iconic Big Banana. It also provides mainland access to the exotic Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, where the wedge-tailed shearwaters or muttonbirds can be found in their natural habitat.

The Big Banana Park is the main attraction at Coffs Harbour, an exciting amusement park and the site of one of the first of Australia’s Big Things, the Big Banana. It is also representative of Coffs Harbour’s history of once being the site of banana cultivation and being a part of the Bananacoast. Westwards on the coast are the Little Diggers beach and Diggers beach, popular among surfers. The Solitary Islands Aquarium found nearby gives visitors an insight into the exotic marine life of Coffs Coast and the beautiful Solitary Islands Marine Park, which lies out in the ocean off the northeast coast. Closer to the main city of Coffs Harbour is where visitors can relax at the beautiful Jetty Beach. Found next to the Coffs Harbour Jetty, this popular beach offers a range of cafes and restaurants where visitors can enjoy the beach and the surrounding views of the coast and Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which can be accessed from the northern side of the beach. Along with some incredible flora and fauna aboard the island, visitors will also be treated to some unbeatable views of the coast as well as the Solitary Islands in the distance. Whale watchers can enjoy the sight of whales from the Eastern Side Lookout on the island. Coffs Harbour also serves as a base to explore the pristine hinterland of the North Coast, with the Ulidarra National Park a short distance away from the city. TreeTops Coffs Harbour within the park is an exciting way to experience the lesser-known area of the park, with tightropes, swings, and suspended rafts allowing visitors to look through the top of the canopy. It also presents the opportunity to view the fascinating flying foxes that live here.

Apart from the galore of beautiful natural sights, visitors will also find Australia’s only black and white cartoon gallery in Coffs Harbour. This National Cartoon Gallery is popularly called Bunker Cartoon Gallery as it is housed in a World War 2 Bunker, boasting a collection of over 18,000 black and white cartoons. The Clog Barn in the northern part of the town is a unique sight, where visitors will see a detailed miniature Dutch village. Along with historically accurate miniature architecture, the village also contains canals, windmills and a toy railway line.

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