Thursday, 8 June 2017

Photos of Coffs Harbour, NSW

After Ballina we headed to Coffs Harbour in Winter 2016 for about 1 weeks visit.  I have a cousin and his wife who live there so it was a good time to catch up with them.

Coffs Harbour is a city on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. It’s known for its beaches and the Big Banana monument and amusement park. In the waters off Coffs Harbour Marina is the Solitary Islands Marine Park, home to abundant wildlife, seasonal whales and coral reefs. Just east is the Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve, with its large population of wedge-tailed shearwater birds and learning centre.
Coffs Harbour's economy was once based mainly on bananas, now being superseded by blueberries as well as tourism and fishing.
Wikipedia

The first two photos are HDR.
The beach below is Jetty Beach.




A view from one of the hills of part of the coast line.
Another beach below, and don't know who those people are.




The Police Station above, and Court House below which include Public Offices.


34 comments:

  1. I have an open invitation to visit and stay in Sydney as long as I wish. The duration of the flight has deterred me from accepting my cousins’ invitation – 23- 25h flight plus stops!!!

    All of my friends who visited or lived in Australia for a while fell in love with the land. They came back… but love to talk about their wonderful experiences in that beautiful country of yours.

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    1. A long flight indeed a deterrent of many I'm afraid.
      Certainly a different country is Australia from the photos of other countries I've seen.

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  2. I love the blue waters melding into the blue skies. Beautiful.
    YOU have a great day.

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    1. Yes for winter for sure. Not warm enough for swimmers.

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  4. Breathtaking views of the sea, with beautiful shades of blue.

    Kisses

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  5. Glorious stretch of coastline! I love how approachable looking the police station is - nothing like our formidable old stations!

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    1. Never seen a Police Station like the one in my photo before either.

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  6. It seems like my memories of visiting Southern California in the 50's.... Nice!

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    1. Interesting Bill. Some places remind us of others at times.

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  7. My parents use to take a holiday in Coffs every year for many years when my brother and sister where little

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  8. There are some lovely walks along the coastline here. Did you make it out to Mutton Bird Island?

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    1. No didn't go we have a couple of islands that belong to Tasmania that have mutton birds :)

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  9. Great stretch of coastline. Some of the beaches are NOT patrolled thus no surfers unless they have a death wish.
    Certainly the two beaches shown or maybe only one from a different angle are TOO big for surf patrols to operate.
    Coffs in a great holiday destination for families as there are enclosed beach areas for the young ones - like the under 5 brigade.
    Great report.
    Cheers
    Colin
    PS: Off to Sydney for a reunion until Sunday.......hope it stops raining????

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    1. Enjoy Colin. Hopefully no rain in the Sydney area whislt you are there.
      Was winter time not all swim in winter as you know, certainly not hot or humid in Coffs in winter.

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  10. Simply beautiful. Thank you for the look around and the background.

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  11. Blueberries grow well here and I am surprised that they grow up there. Both the police station and the courthouse are adventurous architecture.

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  12. I was surprised re blueberries too, must be inland where it's cooler that they are grown.
    Police Station is rather adventurous in colour, it was just across the road from where we were staying.

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  13. That's the most colourful Police Station I've ever seen! I LOVE the ocean shots.

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    1. Didn't expect to see such a vibrant Police Station myself, cities and towns are always full of lovely surprises.

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  14. Love the police station. We do live in a beautiful country. Lucky, lucky, lucky.

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  15. The Police station and courtroom seems out of this world, it worth doing time.

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  16. This beach attracts, it is lovely. The police station is very nice.

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    1. Different type of Police Station, rather colourful.

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