Survey shows visitors can't get enough of Sealy Lookout

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 visit.   

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."

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