Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve

The Eastern lookout offers spectacular views of the Solitary Islands. Explore the area's Aboriginal cultural significance on a school excursion, or enjoy some whale watching in the heart of Coffs Harbour.

No visit to Coffs Harbour is complete if you haven’t been to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. Also know as Giidany Miirlarl, this precious seabird rookery at Coffs Harbour’s heart is enveloped by spectacular views from coast to islands.

Muttonbird Island is a great spot for watching birds up close; it’s one of the only easily-accessible places in NSW where the migratory wedge-tailed shearwater nests. It is also an important Aboriginal place, harbouring stories of the Dreaming and a wealth of traditional resources.

It’s a great place to take a short walk, and the unforgettable views will be well worth your effort. The best way to find out more about the Aboriginal stories of Muttonbird is on an award-winning guided Discovery tour conducted by local Gumbaynggirr rangers.

Nearby events

  1. Harbourside Market

    Sunday 24 February 2019 to Sunday 07 February 2027 , Coffs Harbour

    An authentic outdoor market held every Sunday set alongside the Jetty Foreshore and historic jetty in Coffs Harbour. There is a huge range of unique art and craft, fresh local produce, tasty gourmet food and delicious beverages. Their…

    24 Feb - 07 Feb
  2. "Love is in the Air" Cartoon Exhibition

    Sunday 24 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Coffs Harbour

    February. Valentine's Day. Romance. Cartoons. Yes, the National Cartoon Gallery at The Bunker, Coffs Harbour knows a thing or two about love, or at least as it is depicted in cartoons. The exhibition is open 10am to 4pm every day from 8…

    24 Feb - 03 Mar