“Ocean to Mountain (Coffs Harbour-Dorrigo)” is a scenic, twisty, easy motorcycle ride in New South Wales, Australia.
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the mule
October 9, 2007
ride visits Coffs Harbour, Toormina, Sawtell, Boambee, Repton, Fernmount and 2 other places.
On Road
Good visibility
Good surface
  • Coffs Harbour Marina

  • The walk over Big Muttonbird Island on the Northern Breakwall to the Harbour will test your fitness but you'll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Harbour, ocean and offshore islands. Whales come right up to the harbour entrance here too less than 200m from the island. The Marina provides tourist shops, cafes and fish co-op.

  • Beacon Hill lookout

    at 2km
  • Views overlook the Harbour. Great views of the Solitary Islands and Coffs Harbour airport

  • Coffs Harbour

    at 3km
  • Toormina

    at 9km
  • Boambee Headland Lookout

    at 11km
  • Views of Coffs Harbour to the North and Sawtell Beach & Headland to the South. Overlooks Boambee Creek's entrance to the sea

  • Sawtell

    at 13km
  • Sawtell Headland Lookout

    at 14km
  • Overlooks Bonville Creek's entrance to the sea. Good Whale watching area, views to the North & South along the Coast. Smokey Cape can be seen on the horizon to the South (looks like an Island way out wide, but is actually connected to the coastline.

  • Boambee

    at 20km
  • Repton

    at 31km
  • Waterfall Way Turnoff

    at 34km
  • The beginning of one of Australia's top 5 touring roads (rated by several bike and Tourism editors)

  • Fernmount

    at 42km
  • Bellingen

    at 46km
  • Its renowned for its market days and Jazz festivals

  • Thora Store

    at 60km
  • There is fuel available here. This is the beginning of the climb up the mountain - all 14klms of it.
    See if you can count just how many bends and corners there are :)

  • 1st Waterfall

    at 67km
  • There's a carpark here and the water can be easily accessed. Picnic shelter also. Spectacular views of the valley below stretching right back to the ocean in the distance.
    The road across the face is One lane with a 'Giveway' to climbing traffic. WARNING: If after heavy rain in the area the Falls can go right across the road.

  • 2nd Waterfall

    at 68km
  • There is a one lane bridge across the face of this fall and a 'Giveway' sign to traffic going up.

  • Skywalk turnoff

    at 71km
  • Turn right here and do the Skywalk. its a scenis walk out above the treetops over the edge of the mountain. It isn't for the feint-hearted though.

  • Dorrigo

    at 75km
  • Turn right at the oblisk and go to
    'Juans cafe' (the Worlds smallest motorcycle Museum) 100m on the left, or stop at the Dorrigo Hotel on left of the intersection for some liquid refreshment or a meal.

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