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Dec
05

Christmas in Coffs 2020

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Well sadly Covid is having an effect on the way we celebrate Christmas this year.

To my knowledge all carols have been cancelled for 2020.

There are various places where you can get Santa photos (socially distanced) with your kids or furbaby, but you MUST book online (check out Park Beach Plaza or Coffs Central).

HOWEVER, there’s still lots going on to help us all celebrate Christmas. I am keeping a close on eye on events and happenings and regularly adding them to the EVENTS tab on our Facebook page.

You can find it here, and this is a small section of some of the events on offer:

Here is another page to check out if you want to see the Christmas lights of Coffs Harbour – this is one activity you can do with your family that IS Covid Safe!

Click the image to request to join the group:

 

Park Beach Plaza have just launched a game  “Search for Santa and Win.”

Download the FREE CreativiTek App on your smartphone or tablet to see who you can find with the interactive Augmented Reality Quest.

Pick up a kid’s Christmas Gift from Customer Information to take the Magic Of Christmas home with you! While stocks last.
Visit www.parkbeachplaza.com.au for more information.

 

I’ve heard Coffs City Centre are putting together something special for the kids in the city square- follow their FACEBOOK Page for news!

 

Another huge push this Christmas season is to BUY LOCAL.

Local businesses have really suffered the past 12 months, so we are all being encouraged to really think about where we spend our Christmas gift money.

Of course, Sawtell, Bellingen, Nambucca, the Orara Valley, Dorrigo and lots of other little towns have fabulous local shops – but Coffs Harbour and Woolgoolga both have campaigns running this year.

 

SANTA UNDER THE BIG TOP AT MOONEE TAVERN – NOT TO BE MISSED!

 

Please send me a message if there are any Christmas events that I’ve missed!

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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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Calling Creative Kids 

Young artists from across the Coffs Coast are invited to pick-up a pencil, a paintbrush or even a crayon, to create a portrait for the Young Archie competition, now open in Coffs Harbour.

The Young Archie is the junior version of Australia’s most famous portrait competition, The Archibald Prize, coming to Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery in January as part of its much-anticipated 2019 regional tour.

Cash prizes from ANZ are on offer for winners in each age category from 5 to 18 years, plus the chance to have their work exhibited at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, right alongside the 2019 Archibald Prize finalists.

The Young Archie has a proud tradition of inspiring and showcasing the next generation of Australian artists. It’s a real boost for kids of all ages interested in art and is an exciting opportunity for teachers to get creative in the classroom. A free online education kit provides plenty of engaging activities to enthuse both primary and secondary students.

Like the Archibald Prize, young artists can create their portrait entry by ‘painting or drawing from life’ while their subject has a sitting, or a photo is taken for easy reference. Entries are to be A4 in size and of someone who is known and special to the artist.

The Regional Gallery can’t wait to see what students create and the faces of many Coffs Coast residents are expected to reach the Gallery before entries close 20 November.

To enter the Young Archie Coffs Harbour, download the entry form including all the competition details. Also spread the word with your friends, family and school community. Poster, education kit and more information on the website: coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/gallery

 

 

 

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