Moonee Beach Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Moonee Beach Nature Reserve.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
From Coffs Harbour:
- Travel north on Pacific Highway and take Emerald Beach exit to access the main tourist information
Park entry points
Check out the Bicycle information for NSW website for more information.
By public transport
For information about public transport options, visit the NSW country transport info website.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you in Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
This is the tail end of whale watching season, but the beginning of the best time for birdwatching and wildflower displays.
Enjoy a dip in the ocean or a splash around in the estuary when the weather's at its hottest.
Whale migration begins in this season, and you'll find uninterrupted views of the ocean from beaches, headlands and walking tracks.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
18°C and 26°C
7°C and 19°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- in the North Coast region
Moonee Beach Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
Coffs Harbour office
02 6652 0900
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.
- 4/32 Edgar St, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
- Coffs Harbour office
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