Not ill, just Sikh
Just north of Coffs at a place called Woolgoolga there is an expat Indian community, the majority of whom are Sikhs. As such they have built their own temple which is a standout when you are going past on the highway. Just behind it there is also a quality Indian Restaurant but, unfortunately for me, I'm not a curry man.
Still, the two buildings add a different look to your standard Aussie suburbia and are very photogenic.
Netball is one of the favourite sports for girls.
I don't know how you would go about getting a casual game when you come to Coffs Harbour.......I will find out, however it is quite a good sport to watch if you prefer. I would prefer to play but it would be too fast for me now -- my adult offspring say Tai chi is definitely my sport now LOL.
Sea and sky at Yaraygir
There's an opportunity for those with a camera to capture some lovely seascapes. I arrived on an afternoon where the ocean was akin to a washing machine and strong onshore winds drove frequent showers across the sky. That's how I arrived at the wierd sky in the opening shot. It's one of those odd shots that keeps making me look at it for reasons I can't quite fathom. That's of Station Creek Beach. The next shot was looking towards Pebbly headland.
The following day was all sunshine, the five day low finally driven away by an incoming high and shots 3 and 4 show you where the sea enters the lagoon. It was slightly downstream where I had to cross on day two
"Coff's" Jetty & Marina
A relaxing place to visit for young and old. We walked along the Breakwater wall, here, there were people fishing. On one side was the beach, where people were enjoying themselves, and we saw a couple of skydivers. On the other side was the Marina, Pleasure Boats and Fishing trawlers, and some shops. The Ice-cream shop sold delicious ice-cream, lots of flavours to choose from.
Further on, was Muttonbird Island, here you can do a 1km return walk amongst the burrows, or, in June - September, watch from the viewing platform, the Whales as they migrate to the warmer waters
Coffs Harbour On The Beautiful North Coast of NSW
"Home Of The "Big Banana""
Driving from Brisbane to Sydney we had a 2 day stopover in Coffs Harbour during the Spring of 2006. Coffs is 400km south of Brisbane and 545 km north of Sydney and enjoys a sub tropical climate. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side, farms and banana plantations are interwoven between the extensive rainforest national parks and the city of Coffs Harbour. The region boasts a population of 90,000 with the major centres being Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, Belligen and Dorrigo.
The district has 15 National Parks and Reserves, 37 State Forests, 84,000ha of World Heritage area and 77,000ha of Solitary Islands Marine Park. The area is developed for tourism with many attractions, however I believe the abundant natural attractions are the highlight of the region, the Whale Watching, Fishing Charters, Hiking the rainforest or just relaxing in a quite spot and absorbing the beauty of nature around you.
For those who enjoy sand and water there is plenty to be found along the Coffs Harbour coast. The water is warm for most of the year, the sand great for getting that nice tan and the Pacific Ocean provides great surf.