Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve - Coffs Harbour
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve provides a up-close glimpse of the life cycle of one of Australia's most interesting migratory birds. Wedge-tailed shearwaters, commonly known as muttonbirds, are one of the eight shearwater species found in New South Wales and this is the most significant muttonbird site in the state.
The island, known as Gidayn Mirrlarl, is also significant to the Gumbaynggirr Aboriginal People, who provide Discovery tours of the island.
The entrance to the popular Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve underwent a major facelift in early 2012 with the addition of a new interpretive timber structure and education space. The structure incorporates an amphitheatre which is enveloped by a curved timber entry ramp giving access up onto the island, and a three metre high timber screen which provides a canvas for the largest Aboriginal public artwork in the region.
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