Coffs Creek Walk
If the sound of a shaded boardwalk through the heart of Coffs Harbour makes you want to run out the door, be sure to take a wander over the Coffs Creek Walk which delivers a real bush walk experience, with a selection of magnificent natural wonders along the way. Roughly 9 kilometres long, this relaxing, secluded stroll offers both families and individuals the opportunity to witness some of the fantastic scenery Coffs Harbour has to offer. When it gets to lunchtime, there really is no better place to take a well deserved rest than Cafe Aqua, which is located just under a kilometre away from this enchanting stroll.
Where: Coffs Creek Walk and Cycleway, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
Rustling up a variety of tasty gluten-free dishes as well as traditional meals, the Cafe Aqua is the perfect hub for you to take a well-earned break from your adventurous walk through the Coffs Harbour wilderness. With a comfortable and relaxing outdoor seating area, complete with large deck umbrellas, sink into your chair and enjoy a flavoursome and locally-sourced meal of your choice in the peaceful shade. If your lunch hasn’t quite awoken your senses, get one of their famous coffees into your system, which will be sure to work its magic by the time you walk out the door.
Where: 57 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
Dorrigo National Park
Located just an hours drive from Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo National Park is a beautiful subtropical location where you can experience a true outdoor adventure. Calling the national park home, there is an array of wildlife to see in addition to the beautiful views this location offers. So, take a stroll over the boardwalk and witness first-hand what this fantastic place is all about. If time is on your side, the Wonga Walk is a must-do. Taking you on a loop round the park, you will get to encounter two jaw-dropping waterfalls as well as an abundance of unusual trees and plants. If you get peckish along your way, why not drop into the Canopy Cafe to recharge your batteries.
Where: Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dome Road, Dorrigo, NSW, 2453
Situated in the heart of Dorrigo National Park, Canopy Cafe offers a haven for anyone who needs a break from the long, enchanting walk through the reserve. However, don’t been fooled, although your feet may benefit from a rest, your eyes will be working to their fullest potential as they take in the beautiful scenic subtropical views from their sun-flooded terrace. Sit back and enjoy a delicious dish of fine food whilst you feast your eyes upon the breathtaking views of the Dorrigo Rainforest.
Where: Dome Road, Dorrigo, NSW, 2453
Bruxner Park Flora Reserve
For the ultimate rainforest experience, head to Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, located just 10 minutes drive outside Coffs Harbour. Posing as the closest rainforest to the city centre, you are able to get lost in nature as you enjoy a selection of native wildlife, trees and plants to your heart’s content. Keeping the environment as pure as possible, there are no drop-in cafes where you can grab a bite to eat. However, fear not, once you have finished obsessing over the natural beauty of the Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, head back in to Coffs Harbour to enjoy a delicious feed in a contemporary location.
Where: Bruxner Park Flora Reserve, Korora, NSW, 2450
Old John’s is arguably one of the most charming and unique cafe come bar in Coffs Harbour. Specialising in gourmet coffee and delicious, freshly crafted food, this eccentric little joint offers both quality and charm. With live music regularly showcased at Old John’s, customers can enjoy the sound of acoustic beats while tucking into a fantastic meal. Don’t want to leave? Old John’s stays open late, allowing you to make base on one of their trendy tables, sip on your favourite beverage and see the evening away.
Where: 360 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450
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