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Coffs Harbour is a picturesque coastal city which has a reputation for being a highly desirable place to live. The CSIRO has named Coffs Harbour as having the most liveable climate in all of Australia. It's no surprise that the city attracts large numbers of people searching for an alternative to big city living. The city is situated close to rainforest covered mountains, long stretches of pristine beaches and quaint country towns with an abundance of locally produced food. This all contributes to a lifestyle that is the envy of all those who visit. It also makes the city an ideal destination for a campervan hire holiday.
Coffs Harbour is a coastal city located in northern New South Wales, almost half way between our car rental Sydney branch and our car hire Brisbane branch. The city serves as the major regional centre for a stretch of coast commonly referred to by locals as the "Coffs Coast". It encompasses a stretch of coastline starting in the north from Woolgoola and Coffs Harbour south to Nambucca and Scotts Head and west to the town of Bellingen and beyond to the Dorrigo National Park.
The rainforests of Coffs Coast provide a wide range of hiking trails to suit a wide range of fitness levels. From leisurely interpretive walking circuits to full day hiking trails and everything in between you can find it in the Coffs Coast hinterland.
If you are based in Coffs Harbour you are only minutes away from a slice of paradise right in the heart of the town. Coffs Creek Walk is a 9km creek side circuit track that leads from the city centre to the mouth of the creek at Park Beach and back again. It takes approximately two and a half hours to complete the full circuit but you can cut this in half by crossing the bridge at the half way point. There are also benches and picnic areas dotted along the track.
Other parks worth visiting are discussed below.
This Flora Reserve is comprised of dense rainforest and eucalypt forest and it offers a number of leisurely walking trails that showcase the beauty of the unspoilt rainforest.
Dorrigo National Park
This is one of Australia's most accessible World Heritage rainforests. It is perched on the eastern slope of the Great Dividing Range and provides breathtaking views of the Dorrigo Plateau. A number of easy yet impressive rainforest walking tracks cater to the widest possible range of visitors. Even if you only have a short time to visit there are a number of short walks specifically designed for quick stop visitors, the Walk with the Birds boardwalk and Satinbird Stroll are perfect for parents with prams or people in wheelchairs. There are also a number of longer more challenging walking trails which are well worth the effort as they take in a number of amazingly beautiful waterfalls. During school holidays rangers from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service conduct guided walks and other educational tours and activities.
Bongil Bongil National Park
Located approximately 20km south of Coffs Harbour this coastal National Park features pristine beaches, expansive coastal views, littoral rainforest and crystal clear estuaries.
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