Golden Glow Motel
19 Grafton Street, Coffs Harbour, 2450, Australia
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The big breckie photo taken December 07
Travel Tips for Coffs Harbour
Coffs is big on Clubs.
Some of them have really wonderful views from their verandahs -- talking of great views, 270 degrees around three sides of the Deep Sea Fishing Club shows you the Jetty Foreshores beach, the Jetty, the boat ramp, the south wall, out to sea and the Boambee beach. Well worth the trip for lunch -- recently witnessed a wedding there as well. Visitors welcome.
At the opposite end of the foreshores you find the Yacht Club. It has the view of the Jetty and foreshores, the north wall and the next beach right up to Coffs Creek..............really lovely. They also welcome visitors.
I was looking through the local directory of services and clubs and found an amazing number of sporting and recreational ones, some with their own premises. (39 different sports for example) -- this even surprised me.
Protection for the littlies at play
Children's playgrounds here are not much different to those in Italy I discovered. Some of ours offer a little bit of protection from the sun now-a-days, in the form of sails. You either need a child to enjoy this or a childlike nature.................whatever, give it a go.
A day at Yaraygir National Park
Yuraygir, a national park situated on the coast where the Pacific Highway diverts inland just north of Red Rock and heads towards Grafton. When the highway returns to near the coast it's at Maclean. In between these two points is where you'll find Yuraygir.
I've been three times in from the south. This is the story of those trips.
The road in is 14 kilometres of one way. In times of rain there may be places where water breaches the road (see pic 5). This leads to an intersection where you can turn right if you have a four wheel drive which, strange to say, will eventually take you left. What happens is you reach the beach down this route and then hang a left along the sand until you reach the end and have to ford the creek that feeds the lagoon.
Should you go straight ahead, if you have an ordinary car or such, you reach a carpark soon after where there are barbecues, tables and toilets. This is a vast improvement on when I first went there.
To attain your next objective you walk along an easy trail (pic 4) for over a kilometre across vegetated sand dunes and arrive at Station Creek Beach.
On your left is the creek that you must ford for your next objective which is Pebbly Beach (pic 1). If you walk out to the headland on the right day you might see Sometime Falls in action (pic 2). This cascade is dependent upon tides and swell for it to work. A little further around there's an outcrop of rock with distinctly marble tones that makes for a colourful interlude (pic 3).
Spend some time with the pelicans
The pelican colony in Coffs Harbour is quite large. The pelican man, Tony, a man that has fed them every morning for a number of years claims upwards of 30 in a quiet time. They remind me of swans because they seem just as majestic on the water, and aloof to the same degree. They are such an unusual shape and despite everything can do perfect three point landings even if their take-off are a little ungainly.
"Coffs Harbour - 17 Dec 06 to 19 Dec 06"
One of the new places in Aus we have yet to visit and also one of the main draw of our family holidays in Dec 2006.
The Big Banana - A large banana plantation that has a large gift shop selling related paraphernalias and mementos. Also has a luge ride that provides a nice view of the coast. Iconic symbol of Big Banana is a tourist photo-must have.
"Pet Porpoise Pool"
An experience worth the not-so-cheap entrance fees.
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