675 Pacific Highway, Korora, PO Box 6606, Coffs Harbour, 2450, Australia
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View to Muttonbird Island
Hilltop view at Georges Gold Mine.
Some people walk the women's island.
Pelican wood sculpture
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Coffs Harbour ites and visitors really appreciate the humour and cleverness behind these individual efforts of advertising.
This business relocated taking their icon and I only just discovered them again. Please note the flippered feet.
Update end June 2006.
They've lost their flippers but gained internet access. After my nde I had occasion to rediscover this dive shop. I went looking for a wet suit and spent half an hour on the net feeding my addiction. I did it a few times over a couple of weeks and discovered this spot to be most convenient...i.e. close to my beach and a happy breakfast spot (foreshores cafe)... and I felt very welcome on each occasion. Of course while I am still thinking about the wet suit they are assured of my custom both ways.
Any prolonged stay at Coffs will almost certainly lead you to spending a day at Bellingen. An activity I would certainly recommend. It has an interesting diversity with the "alternate society" featuring along with media personalities and performing artists. All this set in an attractive little village with the accent on pleasing the tourist. Very much and arty/crafty type place set beside the truly beautiful Bellinger River.
Tea houses and craft shops abound in this sub tropical rainforest area and the main street has preservation orders on most buildings so it has a very much early to mid 20th century feel about it.
Don't be frightened to cross the river and drive around "The Promised Land" as well. Simply gorgeous scenery will assault your eyes.
No Fiasco at Fiasco
Fiasco has a lovely decor, interesting arrangement for indoor and alfresco dining and a comprehensive, legitimate menu full of the usual and unusual Italian cousine. Pleasant and efficient staff see to your every need. The ristorante has a wonderful ambience and it gets helped along by (usually) wonderful latin music in the background. It reminded me immediately of Italy because of the tiled floors.... all in all a great experience. Want a little more parsley or basilica....just watch the chef wander into the garden and pick it.....ooooooha. I started by having take away coffee because of the greeting that I used to get when the drinks person here worked elsewhere. I have not been disappointed by my coffees or the wonderful service provided by this special drinks person.
A group of friends then decided to visit Fiasco for breakfast which is only offered on the weekends.
A taste sensation for something that doesn't usually happen in Italy I know (big Ozzie brecky I mean)....but a very wonderful Italian style ozzie brecky complete with marinated mushrooms, prosciutto, eggs, chunky toast, revitalised sundried tomatoes...the list goes on.....
I have since had a mid-day meal with a friend where I tried their premade pizza.......excellente with a green salad and fantastic salad dressing.
Things to see and do
•Bushwalking: The Rainforest Walk (1.6km/45min loop) and Creek Trail (20min one way) are two easy walking trails that join at Halfway Creek picnic area. The Rainforest Walk, with interpretive signs along the trail, starts at The Gap while the Creek Walk follows Bucca Bucca Creek to Swans Road. Pick up a map from the Coffs Coast Visitor Information Centre or Forests NSW.
•Picnic & barbecue: Pause for a picnic or barbecue at Sealy Lookout, Halfway Creek or Swans Road Crossing.
•Forest drive: Take a self-guided tour through the Flora Reserve along Bruxner Park Road. Pause to marvel at the Vincent Tree, a 65m high Flooded Gum close to the road and an example of the majestic vegetation found in the reserve.
•Lookout points: Admire the sweeping panoramas north and south along the coast and out to sea from lookout points at Sealy Lookout and Korora Lookout.
•Bird watching: The rainforest is a food source for bowerbirds, cuckoos, fruit bats and fruit pigeons, while boobook owls make their nests in the hollows of large eucalypts. Listen for the distinctive calls of other rainforest birds including the catbird and the whip bird.
For further information about Bruxner Park Flora Reserve and Sealy Lookout, contact Forests NSW on (02) 6652 0111 or visit the State Forest information page. Alternatively you can contact the Coffs Coast National Parks and Wildlife Service on (02) 6652 0900 or visit the National Park information page.
Coffs Harbour - Half way from Sydney to Brissy
"Everyone knows the Big Bannana"
Coffs Harbour has some lovely beaches. We stayed at a resort there once (can't remember the name) but it was right on the beach. Also Sawtell is a nice place for a family holiday.
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