Muttonbirds by moonlight guided tour
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
COVID-safe tours and events
In line with the latest NSW Government COVID-19 advice, it's a requirement that you wear a mask if you enter an indoor area. Please bring a mask with you on the day.
Walk the break wall path from Coffs Harbour to Muttonbird Island and join this short evening tour. You'll come up close to the birds who give Muttonbird Island its name.
- Friday 17 December 2021, Friday 14 January and Friday 18 February 2022, 7.30pm to 9pm.
- Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve
- No wheelchair access
- Easy. Suitable for children 5 years and over.
Adult $20 per person. Child (5-16 years) $10 per person. Family (2 adults, 2 children) $50.
- Meeting point
- Muttonbird Island Outdoor learning space
- Bookings required. Phone 1300 072 757 for more information or book online.
The Wedge-tailed Shearwaters, or Muttonbirds, arrive at the island after completing their amazing long-haul flight from winter feeding grounds in South East Asia. Come along to celebrate their arrival on this award-winning evening tour.
Meet your experienced NPWS guide at the outdoor learning space and learn about the strong cultural significance the island holds for the local Gumbayyngirr people.
You’ll then venture onto the island to catch a glimpse of the Muttonbirds who have been using the area as a rookery for thousands of years. You’ll learn about the interesting lifecycle and biology of these migratory seabirds. If you’re visiting during the late summer months, be on the lookout for fluffy chicks waiting for their parents to return with dinner.
This hugely popular activity will engage all the family. It’s a good idea to bring a small personal torch, insect repellent and to wear something warm.
- NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
- in Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve in the North Coast region
Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.