Feeling like Queensland when you're still in NSW
10.03.2017 - 12.03.2017 26 °C
Coffs Harbour (Population 70 000)
How Coffs Harbour has grown since we last saw in in 1999! It is a beautiful sub-tropical city known for Mutton Bird Island (attached with a wall, making it a peninsula really) that houses thousands of breeding pairs, and some lush mountainsides and banana plantations. Oh, and of course because Russel Crowe lives here ;-)The town reminded us of Cairns even though we’re not even in Queensland yet.
We camped near the centre on town and enjoyed exploring both the familiar (nostalgia) and places we’ve not seen before. The beautiful botanic gardens have not changed much, but some areas have just grown beyond recognition.
Our caravan park has lots of tame bunnies and ducks with chicks you could hand feed.
We went to the Friday night food market next to the beach, visited the Big Banana (including the lolly shop, the cheese makers, and the opal shop. The highlight was having the best banana smoothie we’ve ever tasted.
Then it was up to the Forest Sky Pier and Korora Lookout for spectacular views and a great place for a picnic. We visited the Clog Barn (including a Dutch miniature village of famous building replicas) and walked the parks.
On Sunday we made it to the local Uniting Church (the caravan park was within walking distance) before heading north towards Byron Bay.