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Muttonbird Island

A significant nature reserve home to thousands of muttonbirds that's also an ideal spot for whale watching.
By Marissa Ciampi
July 13, 2020
By Marissa Ciampi
July 13, 2020

Muttonbird Island is a spectacular spot for whale watching and a must-visit if you're in the Coffs Harbour area. Known as Giidany Miirlarl (or 'moon sacred place') by local Gumbaynggirr people, the site is very significant and should be treated with great respect. Protected as a nature reserve and home to thousands of muttonbirds, you can reach the island via a breakwater that connects to the International Marina. Follow the 500-metre pathway to the far end of the island where you'll catch the best whale watching spots.

Image: Andrea Schaffer via Flickr

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