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Coffs Creek Cycleway

Route Circuit around Coffs Creek – linking CBD to Harbour
Distance 8 km loop.
Description Mainly off-road, shared path. Will suit MTB, BMX or hybrid. Mostly flat, but with some short inclines.
Start/finish Recommended start/finish at Pet Porpoise Pool, Orlando Street, or the Memorial Olympic Pool in Coffs Street.
Highlights Bushland circuit in the heart of the CBD. Various entry/exit points.
  • Caution. This is a shared path.
  • South bank loop is 2.4m-wide hot mix, concrete, or paved track with 2.5m-wide boardwalks.
  • North bank trail surface is 2m-wide gravel or dirt trailwith 2.5m-wide boardwalks.
  • Some sections are along quiet residential streets
  • Caution required on boardwalks, driveways and entrances Take care negotiating bollards.
  • Track route map signs have been erected at the Pet Porpoise Pool and next to the Memorial Olympic Pool on Coffs Street.
  • Coffs Creek is a tiny piece of paradise winding through the heart of the city. This circuit offers a wonderful way to enjoy this hidden treasure at your leisure.

Options
There are a couple of shorter loop options:

  1. Cross the creek at Bangalor Bridge on Hogbin Drive and join the path on the northern side.
  2. Ride to the Pet Porpoise Pool and return on the south bank to stay on the sealed pathways.

Harbourside

Route Circuit around Coffs Creek – linking CBD to Harbour
Distance 7.5 km return.
Description Flat easy grade along the beach and harbour foreshores. Mostly shared path through park and picnic areas. Part on-road.
Start/finish Shared path on Ocean Parade, south side of Park Beach Bowling Club.
Highlights This is classic Coffs Harbour. Enjoy the beach, marina, jetty, parks and playgrounds.
  • The first section uses a shared path through parklands behind Park Beach. Cross the bridge over Coffs Creek, then veer left and follow the shared path till you reach the North Wall carpark.
  • The next section is on-road, through the roundabout, and along Jordan Esplanade, alongside Jetty Foreshores reserve.
  • Caution required on shared pathways – high pedestrian usage. If accompanying children under 12 you could use the pathway through the reserve to avoid the roundabout.
  • There are many side-trip options along this route. Ride to the Marina for fish and chips and fabulous views, and take a walk along the breakwater to Muttonbird Island.
  • At the foreshores walk out on the historic Jetty. Bring your swimmers for a dip in the harbour.
  • The playgrounds and barbecues at the Jetty Foreshores reserve are popular with families.This route connects with the Coffs Creek Cycleway route at the Pet Porpoise Pool, and with part of the ‘Eastside Circuit’.

Eastside Circuit

Route Park Beach to Howard Street Loop
Distance 9km circuit.
Description This route makes use of many of the designated shared path/cycleways, and connects the CBD and Jetty area to the cycleway that heads south to Sawtell.
Start/finish North Park Beach – at the end of Ocean Parade – or anywhere along the route.
Highlights This route overlaps with the Harbourside route, and connects easily with the Coffs Creek Cycleway in a couple of places. Enjoy the picturesque path over Beacon Hill.
  • Much of this route uses shared path or bike lane commuter options. The on-road sections are light traffic.
  • Caution required when crossing at roundabouts.
  • Caution required on the Beacon Hill track. There are steep sections at either end and the track can be slippery after rain due to wet leaves. Watch for pedestrians on this shared path.
  • The Beacon Hill path takes you through a picturesque pocket of littoral rainforest. Take a breather along the top for an iconic view of the Harbour.

Our Living Coast is a joint project of the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen & Nambucca Councils