Muttonbird Island back open for holidays

ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Ashleigh Waters from Sydney here on holidays enjoying a walk on Muttonbird Island.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Ashleigh Waters from Sydney here on holidays enjoying a walk on Muttonbird Island. Trevor Veale

IT IS THE star of many selfies, Instagram and Facebook posts and the first place many visitors head when they arrive on the Coffs Coast.

Walking along the breakwall (north wall) and climbing Muttonbird Island is part of our morning fitness culture, is popular with weekend wanderers, and tourists with cameras and phones love to capture the panoramic view of the mountains and the sea from its peak.

The combination of recent storms and the beginning of construction work has meant access to the breakwall has been limited and walking on Muttonbird Island not possible at all.

The good news is that for the next two weeks, just in time for the school holidays, you will be

able to walk the breakwall and climb Muttonbird Island.

“We’re happy to announce the breakwall has been secured to give pedestrian access and visitors to the marina can once again get to Muttonbird Island,”

said Elise Currey, the marina manager.

The lower timber boardwalk, which was severely damaged in the storm, is still being repaired and will become the temporary access to Muttonbird Island when major work commences on the breakwall.

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