Sunrise is a beautiful time of day. The earth, the birds, the trees, and the fauna are all awakening. Daybreak represents a fresh start with endless possibilities. In fact, witnessing a lovely Coffs sunrise will bring you joy and a deep sense of connectedness. Luckily, the Coffs Coast provides many great spots to watch the magnificent sunrise. So, here are a few suggestions for the best places to be awe-inspired by the Coffs sunrise.
Catch a Coffs Sunrise from the Forest Sky Pier
The Forest Sky Pier at Sealy Lookout, part of the magnificent State Forests of the Coffs Coast, is located in a flora reserve in Orara East State Forest. The Lookout is a scenic 10-minute drive from Coffs Harbour up through banana plantations. Plus, it’s open to vehicles during the day and is free to visit. The Forest Sky Pier provides breathtaking coastal views of Coffs Harbour and the entire coastline. Furthermore, there are one- to three-hour walking trails in the adjacent rainforest, picnic tables, and restrooms. Also, a covered picnic shelter is available for individuals with mobility concerns. Lastly, no steps are needed to get to the Forest Sky Pier from the parking area.
Muttonbird Island Coffs Sunrise over the Ocean
You must put Muttonbird Island on your to-do list. Firstly, approaching the island involves a pleasant stroll around the northern harbour breakwater. Next, check out the surfers on one side and the fishing trawlers and boats in the harbour. Walking over the island involves a fairly steep walk, but the path is good and will be worth it. Lastly, at the peak of the climb, you will be presented with incredible 360-degree views of the Coffs hinterland and the ocean. If you’re there at sunrise, be prepared for an eyegasm!
Coffs is blessed with many beautiful headlands to take in a panoramic sunrise over the ocean. Try Sawtell headland, Moonee headland, Emerald Beach headland and Woolgoolga headland. Plus, as a bonus, you may spot a migrating whale or two if you’re here between June and November.