A long-time favourite holiday destination for families, a getaway on the Coffs Coast will tick everyone’s boxes. There’s plenty of nature experiences as well as accessible lookouts and board walks that’ll bring you up close to all the action.
Pick Your Home Base
Reflections Holiday Parks has 3 parks just south of Coffs Harbour with accessible cabins. Each equipped to make your stay as stress-free and comfortable as possible. If you prefer to camp you can try that too.
From Urunga you can explore the kilometre long Urunga Boardwalk, where you can spot birds, lizards, sting rays and crabs. At Scotts Head you’ll be greeted by the sound of waves and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Mylestom is a flat park just a stone’s throw from dog friendly North Beach, just 20 minutes’ drive to the centre of Coffs Harbour.
Explore the Region
Head to the Coffs Harbour Butterfly House for a unique back to nature experience. The concrete paths, accessible bathrooms and wide doorways mean that everyone can enjoy watching and learning about Australian Butterflies. If you’re lucky one might even mistake you for a flower! (Top tip: visit between 10am and 2pm to see the butterflies at their most active.)
An award-winning tourist destination, the Forest Sky Pier sits 21 metres beyond the original Sealy Lookout and offers a stunning vista of Solitary Island Marine Park and Coffs Harbour. On a clear day you could see up to 100km away! The lookout includes accessible parking and toilets.
No trip to Coffs Harbour is complete without a stop off at the Big Banana Fun Park. There’s more to the park than the Banana though! The toboggan ride is sure to be a hit and if someone needs assistance it’s usually possible to double on the ride. Be prepared to sweat though, the ramp to the top of the ride is steep. The Big Banana’s ice rink allows wheelchairs on the ice, it’s step-free access too. Plus, there’s accessible parking and a ramp to access the rink as well as an accessible bathroom. When it’s time to eat, the wheelchair friendly café offers lots of yummy food and banana themed treats!
For more information head to reflectionsholidayparks.com.au
This feature first appeared in Travel Without Limits magazine. You can subscribe here.