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Angourie to Brooms Head

Yuraygir National Park

Overview

Angourie to Brooms Head, part of Yuraygir coastal walk, is a hiking route offering scenic lookouts and opportunities for beach walking, birdwatching, and seasonal whale watching.

Where
Yuraygir National Park
Distance
18km one-way
Time suggested
6 - 7hrs
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Yuraygir National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger. 

What to
bring
Hat, drinking water, sunscreen
Please note
  • The route is best walked north to south so the sun is on your back and not in your eyes
  • If the tide is high you may need to walk along the track that diverts for the sand midway along Back Beach (look for the tall post)
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching

If you’ve decided to hike the entire Yuraygir coastal walk north to south, Angourie to Brooms Head is the first section and begins in world famous Angourie Surfing Reserve.

Angourie to Brooms Head is a great place to start a northern NSW coastal day walk or multi-day hike. This hiking track takes you through a variety of coastal ecosystems – over Mara Creek where it flows out at Back Beach and to the shores of beautiful Lake Arragan, and past caves on the southern side of Shelley headland. Keep your eyes peeled for interpretive signs along the track, and learn about the importance of the area to the local Yaegl People.

Have your binoculars handy to catch a glimpse of migrating whales between June and October, and dolphins all year round. Also keep a sharp eye out on the land for the endangered coastal emu, of which there are now less than one hundred in the park.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Mountain pygmy possum (Burramys parvus). Photo: Cate Aitken

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Angourie to Brooms Head Walk, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary