We had to get up really early to get a coach and then a train to Coffs Harbour (exactly halfway between Brisbane and Sydney) but it was fun getting the train as it went throught the rain forest. We were staying down by the beach, away from the town centre.
We had a lovely walk around the Marina and along the breakwall to Mutton Island nature Reserve our first morning in Coffs Harbour. We got some amazing views from the top of the hill out over Coffs and the ocean with it’s islands. Didn’t see any whales though which was a shame,it’s probably a bit late in the year.
There’s lots of beaches here, the most sheltered was Jetty beach, next to the marina, which protected it a little from the strong winds and the water was very calm there too. We also did some surfing at main beach but it gets really windy there which make sthe surf a bit crazy, Cat ended up with some weird bruises on her arms, lol.
On the sunday there was a little market to look around and a parade which involved pretty much the whole town as it was it’s 150th birthday. We went to the celebrations and even got some lush banana cake (as Bananas aparantly what Coffs Harbour is famous for).
We also had a very fun day at the Porpoise Pool. We got to have kisses with seal called Rocky and from Dolphins called Bucky and Zippy. It was amazing to stroke the Dolphins and Ste even got picked out of the crowd to participate in the show and got to feed Zippy a fish whilst he jumped out of the pool to get it. We also met the cutest little Penguins ever and got to feed them too, more smelly fish!
Coffs Harbour was nice, it was just a shame it was so windy and you ended up getting whipped by the sand if you were on the beach in the afternoon. We did particularly enjoy meeting the Dolphins, Seals and Penguins.