Forest Sky Pier and Sealy Lookout

Free experience
Forest Sky Pier and Sealy Lookout

What you can expect

Nearly every city - both capital and regional - has a single outstanding lookout point, and Coffs Harbour's answer to this is the excellent (and entirely free) Forest Sky Pier that extends out from Sealy Lookout. If you're looking for the ultimate "been there, done that" photo of Coffs Harbour, the view from Forest Sky Pier is up there with the token tourist snap of the Big Banana as a must-do for first-time visitors to the Coffs region. Part of the Orara East State Forest, the lookout point is just a short drive from central Coffs Harbour and offers an outstanding aspect overlooking the city of Coffs Harbour and extending outwards to the open ocean. The platform stands at an elevation of 310m above sea level and as such requires a fairly steep and winding drive to reach, however the mixture of rainforest-meets-sea scenery makes the effort of driving here well worth the effort. The "pier" itself extends out from Sealy Lookout to a tune of 21m, providing a vantage point uninhibited by the surrounding trees and clear, 180° views. It's not just merely a look-and-leave prospect at Sealy Lookout, either; the nearby area offers multiple walking tracks that cut their way through the rainforest and allow for the chance to glimpse some of the local flora and fauna up close. Picnic tables and toilet amenities are also available here, so it's a good idea to bring along a packed lunch and enjoy a bite to eat in the wonderful surrounds before taking a walk or heading back into town.


What you need to know

  • fairly windy and difficult drive to access
  • open 8:00am to 6:00pm daily
  • picnic and toilet amenities nearby
  • lookout is wheelchair-friendly
Best views available in Coffs Harbour
Completely free to visit
Incredible views of rainforest, town & sea
Quality walking tracks nearby
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