24 Mar 2014 - Elizabeth Fowler
Visitors to the Coffs Coast can't get enough of the iconic Sealy Lookout in Orara East State Forest, with a new visitor survey showing
almost everyone taking in the view from the Forest Sky Pier planned a return
Forestry Corporation of NSW's Regional Manager Craig Busby
said the survey of 126 people completed during December showed the Forest Sky
Pier was fast becoming a must-visit destination for visitors to the region.
"Our latest visitor survey shows the Forest Sky Pier is no
longer a secret lookout tucked away in Orara East State Forest that only locals
know about, it's now a real drawcard for visitors to the region," Mr Busby said
"A couple of years ago, only a third of visitors to Sealy
Lookout were there for the first time but this survey found three quarters are
now first-time visitors. More than half of the people surveyed at the lookout
this summer were in the area for a holiday or visiting family and friends.
"The good news is, the lookout met or exceeded the
expectations of everyone surveyed and a staggering 99 per cent said they would
be back. All visitors surveyed said they would recommend Sealy Lookout to
family and friends.
"These results won't come as a surprise for those who've
visited the 21-metre elevated Forest Sky Pier, which has been named one of
Travel Australia's top ten amazing lookouts in the country. For anyone who hasn't
yet paid Sealy Lookout a visit, it's well worth the trip.
"With a new viewing platform and seating areas
recently completed at the nearby Korora Lookout, which offers sweeping views to
the north along the coastline to Woolgoolga and towards the Solitary Islands,
there's now even more reason to visit your local State forest."
Media contact: Elizabeth Fowler 9407 4265 / 0408 779 903