Coffs Harbour Muttonbird Island, Coffs Harbour

4.8
#3 of 17 in Parks in Coffs Harbour
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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  • We enjoyed a walk up Muttonbird Island and the information boards gave us lots of insight into the conservation for the birds. There were great views up here but it is quite steep so wear good walking...  more »
  • If you can manage the steep walk up to the top of the Island, it is worth it to see the views looking 360 degrees of the marine precinct and ocean. It is possible to see the little holes in the ground...  more »
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  • A wonderful walk during mutton bird incubation period. The walk is initially quite steep. It is paved the whole way. Not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties. Many bicycle out to the start and leave their bikes at the beginning. We sighted two dolphins during the walk. Family friendly. Ensure you have own water.
  • You can’t go wrong visiting the Muttonbird island. A very nice walk while spotting the birds, whales traveling across the ocean and beautiful fish life.

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