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We all know there are some AMAZING walks and hikes on the Coffs Coast, but which ones are good for little legs?

Here are 10 walks in and around the Coffs Coast that are between 50 metres and 5 kms.

There are HEAPS more walks, check out this fantastic little website – coffstrails.com – for a range of walks, for all ages and abilities.

Woolgoolga Falls Walk

Length: 3.6km return

Pram friendly: no

Follow the road past Woolworths at Woolgoolga and you’ll come across Sherwood Nature Reserve.

Beautiful walk through the rainforest ending at the waterfalls. Size of falls depends on how much recent rain we’ve had.

More information: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/falls-walking-track

Botanic Gardens

Length – any

Pram friendly – Yes

From huge trees to pretty flowers to red bridges to ponds… there’s so much to see at the Botanic Gardens in Coffs. Choose the length of your walk!

More information: www.coffsbotanicgarden.com.au

Pick a headland!

Length – depends

Pram friendly – probably not!

We are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to headlands in Coffs! Our favourites are Look-at-me-Now, Moonee and Boambee.

More information: click here to check out a basic map. More information also click here: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/category/headlands-and-lookouts

Buster the Shipwreck Beach Walk

Length – 200m one-way

Pram friendly – no

How much you can see of Buster the Shipwreck depends on tides and sand buildup. But it’s worth a wander. From the park at the top of Woolgoolga Beach head north around 200m and you’ll come across it.

Please note: last year Buster was damaged by a 4wd hitting it. This photo was taken before that so sadly, there are now parts missing to the shipwreck.

More information: www.woolgoolga.org.au/shipwreck-the-buster

Forest Sky Pier & Sealy Lookout

Length – 20m

Pram friendly – yes

The easiest walk of all! The award-winning Forest Sky Pier has amazing views of Coffs Harbour and surrounds. You can also choose from the many walking tracks through the rainforest. At the lookout there are plenty of picnic tables, toilets and the Nyanggan Gapi cafe.

More information: www.coffstrails.com/trail/bruxner-park-flora-reserve-rainforest-walks

Red Rock River Walk

Length – 2.7km loop

Pram friendly – if you have an off-road pram.

Path along the river then through the bush. Keep an eye out for the gorgeous gnome garden! Such a lovely surprise!

More information: www.coffstrails.com/trail/red-rock-river-walk

Pipeclay Lake

Length – unsure

Pram Friendly – yes

Nice boardwalk to Pipeclay Lake’s entrance to the Pacific Ocean. Part of the Corindi Beach Reserve you can access track from the Racecourse (by the Community Hall) or opposite Yarrawarra Cultural Centre. Yarrawarra use the track as well for guided tours.

More information: www.yarrawarra.com.au

Coffs Creek Walk

Length: 8.5km loop (but can choose sections)

Pram friendly – mostly

There are various points you can join the Coffs Creek walk, which loops around the Coffs Creek. The entire loop is over 8kms or you can cross over at Hogbin Dr Bridge to make it about 5kms. A combination of road, boardwalk, dirt path and bike path – it is a shared walking/bike track so good for kids with bikes!

More information: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/coffs-creek-and-harbour-loop

Urunga Boardwalk

Length: 1km (one-way)

Pram friendly: yes

Known as one of the best boardwalks on the East Coast, this crosses over Urunga Lagoon, along the Kalang River and ends at the ocean. Lots to see, an easy walk with seating along the way.

More information: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/urunga-boardwalk

V-Wall Outdoor Gallery,  Nambucca Heads

Length – 600m one-way

Pram friendly – yes

A different kind of walk with lots of artwork, messages and holiday memories along the way. Walk can be extended by heading down to the beach at the end.

More information: www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/nambucca-heads/attractions/v-wall-outdoor-gallery-nambucca-heads

 

Feel free to add a comment below of any other of your favourite walks suitable for kids!

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Jul
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Winter School Holidays

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Click image below for activities and events on these school holidays.


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Apr
10

Easter School Holidays 2020

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Well I know it’s not quite a “normal” school holidays, I’ve tried to compile what I can…

If you know of any other “local” activities I can add please let me know!

https://www.coffsforkids.com/school-holidays/

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I started compiling this over the past week or so then have just been finishing it off when we’ve been recommended to keep kids at home where it is “practically possible.”

It’s going to be a strange and tough time to get through but as I said to my friend today, take one day at a time. Find little sparks of joy in everything. Get back to basics. Do gardening, have a picnic in the backyard, play boardgames, teach your kids to cook. Bake bread! This is an opportunity for us to slow down, revaluate our lives and hit the ‘pause’ button. It will all end in time but for now, try and embrace our new lives. And remember, your kids are just as confused and scared and anxious as you are. But we are all in this together and we WILL get through it.

So, from opera to kid’s workouts, live cam of Melbourne Zoo to cooking lessons, there’s a great range of activities here and I’ll be adding to it.

Best wishes, stay safe! x Alison


Coffs Libraries

Click on the “Young People” tab for some great links to resources


Blueberry Beetle Art Challenge

Submit a drawing, based on a theme given. Upload picture to win a prize.


Melbourne Zoo Live Cam

Watch ‘Penguin Cam’, ‘Giraffe Cam’, ‘Snow Leopard Cub Cam’ and more!


Scholastic Learn at Home

Day by day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.


National Geographic Kids Australia

Fantastic site with interesting stories, competitions, games and more.


Smithsonian TT Junior

Interesting articles and facts.


12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Includes British Museum in London, Guggenheim in NYC and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.


Daily Drawing Classes with Mo Willems

Well-known illustrator Mo Willems has announced that he’ll be doing Lunch Doodles for kids on YouTube!


Colouring-in Pages to Download

Created by Nathan Patterson,  artwork with a mixture of contemporary designs using traditional techniques that incorporate the dreamtime stories.


The Paris Opera

Screening its performances online for free – various shows coming up.

The Metropolitan Opera NYC

Another option to see opera, new shows every 24 hours.


Storyline Online

A collection of books read by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.


Great Wall of China

Take a virtual tour!


Yellowstone National Park

Take a virtual tour of various sections of this amazing park in America.


Kid’s Cooking Classes

This is an American site, but still a really easy and simple way for kids to learn how to cook.


35 Recipes to Make with Your Kids


Kid workout site

Various programs just for kids to stay active.


PE with Joe

PE lessons every weekday to keep the kids moving.


Online Science Lessons with Street Science!

Explore the properties of energy.


30 Days of Lego Play



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We have the rest of your week sorted with our daily animal live streams! ?

Start by watching us feed our mammoth Saltwater Crocodile, Rocky, today at 2:30pm.

At 11:30am tomorrow, head on over to @sealifesydneyaquarium to watch feeding time with the penguins.

And then tune in back with us on Friday to watch some adorable Quokka cuddles with Davey at 3pm


Labcoat Learning

Fun science lessons for kids.


Audio Elevenses

David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days.


ABC Radio School: Become a nature detective with Costa Georgiadis

Listen to how your kids can become nature detectives while staying at home.


And finally! Here’s a BIG list of education websites offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

 


If you know of or come across any other websites good to keep the kids busy leave a comment or send me an email – alison@coffsforkids.com



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