Muttonbird Island is a famous view on the Coffs Harbour Jetty coastline. Offering 360 degree views over the Coffs Coast, the Eastern lookout offers spectacular views of the Solitary Islands. Why not trek up the mini-mountain, and explore the area’s Aboriginal cultural significance on a school excursion. Or you could enjoy some whale watching in the heart of Coffs Harbour. The view from Muttonbird Island for whale-watching is breathtaking.
No visit to Coffs Harbour is complete if you haven’t been to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Its original Aboriginal name is Giidany Miirlarl. This precious seabird sanctuary at Coffs Harbour’s center is surrounded by spectacular views from coast to islands. Absolutely awe-inspiring.
If you’re a bird-watcher, Muttonbird Island is a fantastic spot for watching birds up close; it’s one of the only easily-accessible places in NSW where the migratory wedge-tailed shearwater nests. However the location is just as exciting and rewarding for fitness enthusiasts, those who love spectacular views, and explorers in general. It is also an important Aboriginal place, harbouring stories of the Dreaming and a wealth of traditional resources.
It’s a wonderful fresh-air place to take a short walk, and the unforgettable views are well worth your efforts. Many people are very interested in its past, and the Aboriginal heritage behind the Island. The best way to discover more about the Aboriginal stories of Muttonbird Island is on an award-winning guided Discovery tour conducted by local Gumbaynggirr rangers.