Top 4 reasons to visit Coffs Harbour


Here I am back at work already….. The best part about returning to work from a holiday is that I can reminisce and relive my happy memories with all my readers and share my top 4 reasons why I love Coffs Harbour! I also hope I can inspire you to plan your next holidays to the beautiful region!

  1. Stroll along endless stretches of unspoiled coastline
  2. Explore the National Parks & Reserves – by 4WD
  3. Discover an authentic shipwreck at Woolgoolga
  4. Ponder the treasures of Bellingen’s past
Natural beauty of the Coastline at Coffs Harbour

Natural beauty of the Coastline at Coffs Harbour

  1. Stroll along endless stretches of unspoiled coastline

Coffs region stretches from the Clarence Valley area in the north and west, the Coral Sea in the east, and Bellingen Shire in the south.

The Coffs Coast is a 90km string of golden beaches washed by the Pacific Ocean surf. You can choose from wild, empty stretches bordering national park wilderness to patrolled, seaside beaches offering all the amenities you need.

Make your own muddy tracks in Coffs!

Make your own muddy tracks in Coffs!

2. Explore the National Parks & Reserves – by 4WD 

Bindarri National Park

Bongil Bongil National Park

Sherwood Nature Reserve

Ulidarra National Park

Within 45 minutes drive from Coffs Harbour there are four bushland parks featuring rare lowland rainforest, lush subtropical forest, tall eucalypt forest and paperbark swamp forest that all form a backdrop to peaceful picnic areas, interesting and easy walking tracks, bicycle trails or  perfect four-wheel driving tracks!

Sample the outdoors, discover hidden waterfalls, stretch your legs! There is something for everyone within these parks.

The tales of the past are unearthed at Woolgoolga!

My Mum stumbles across the tales of the past  at Woolgoolga!

3. Shipwreck

The Buster, a 310-ton vessel from Nova Scotia, Canada was built in 1884 and arrived at Woolgoolga from Sydney in February 1893 to load timber bound for New Zealand.

The crew anchored near the former Woolgoolga jetty but a storm hit and the anchor’s snapped!

The vessel broke away and eventually beached, stern-first 200 metres down the beach just south of the Woolgoolga Lake mouth.

Roughly every three years the wreck is partially uncovered having been exposed previously in 2003, 2006 and 2009 http://www.coffscoastadvocate.com.au/news/king-tides-reveal-block-buster/1346335/)

Rediscover the old world charm of Bellingen!

Rediscover the old world charm of Bellingen!

4. Ponder the treasures of Bellingen’s past

Bellingen is a small town approximately 35 kms from Coffs Harbour City and lies on the Bellinger River.

A thriving cedar cutters industry was established in the 1840’s at the mouth of the Bellinger River and sheep grazing in the valley, however by 1900’s red cedar supplies were virtually depleted.

From the 1970s until the present, alternative life-stylers purchased land in the area such as artists, craftspeople, writers, musicians and horticulturalists, and have established home-based activities.

The township retains majority of it buildings and original architecture making a walk through the main street and a browse through the shops a pleasant way to spend the day!

Make sure the next time you stay at the WorldMark Coffs Harbour Treetops or Terraces Resorts you visit my Top 4!

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3 comments

  1. Karina

    Great story Jackie. I have to say we agree. Spent an absolutely beautiful day yesterday driving along Boambee Beach, picnicking in the shade of the awning attached to the car and swimming in the crystal clear water at the entrance to Boambee Creek.

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