About Coffs Harbour
The largest town in our region of the NSW Mid North Coast is Coffs Harbour. Approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane, it is a coastal town boasting a busy regional airport, fishing fleet and customs office.
It is nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range between a Marine Park of unique significance to many fish, mammals and coastal plants in the east, and the superb Rainforest vegetation of the Dorrigo National Park to the west.
Several Indigenous groups live in the mid north coast with Coffs Harbour on the land of the Gumbayngirr People. We honour them as the original custodians of the land.
Flora and fauna of the region
Carpobrotus glaucescens, of the Mesembryanthmum family, and commonly known as Pig Face, thrives on the dunes and grows well in a sunny, sandy location. The fleshy leaves have a salty taste and the fruits which follow the brilliant pink daisy-like flowers, are edible and tasty.