Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
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is a must-visit when you're in Coffs Harbour. The island offers breathtaking views especially from its eastern side lookout which can be reached via a short steep walking trail. Between May and November, you might even see humpback whales.
However, this seabird rookery is best known for its wedge-tailed shearwaters. Every August, the migratory birds travel back from South East Asia and return to their burrows on the island. They live here keeping their egg warm, raising their chick and foraging for food until late April. The island has also been and continues to be an important Aboriginal place. At the foot of the island, you'll find a display explaining the Dreaming story.
The island can be reached via Marina Drive. After parking your car, simply head to the marina and follow the northern breakwall on foot. For more information, please check out their website at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
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