Korora to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
Starting from the car park at the end of Norman Hill Drive, Korora, this walk takes you to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve. This moderately easy walk begins from the small coastal town of Korora and takes walkers along the coastline to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which is located off the shore of Coffs Harbour and marks the southern boundary of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. The walk initially heads along Korora Beach, then passes Diggers Headland and Diggers Beach before reaching Macauleys Headland, an excellent spot for whale and dolphin watching, with spectacular views of the Solitary Islands and Muttonbird Island. From there, the walk meanders along Park Beach, a large sandy beach that offers excellent swimming, surfing, fishing and kayaking opportunities, as well as picnic, barbecue and playground facilities. After crossing Coffs Creek, the walk follows the international marina along the northern breakwall to Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, which is home to a colony of wedge-tailed shearwaters and offers breathtaking views of the Solitary Islands from the eastern lookout, as well as the chance to see whales during their annual migratory season. This walk consists of wide and narrow, gently undulating walking trails with compacted natural surfaces, sealed surfaces, sandy surfaces, boardwalk sections and steps, suitable for most fitness levels. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.