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Freshwater track

Yuraygir National Park

Overview

The Clarence Coast’s Freshwater track is a captivating short walk. Starting at Pebbly Beach campground near Red Rock, its highlights include swimming at Freshwater Beach.

Where
Yuraygir National Park
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 4
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note

  • Please be aware of access restrictions to Pebbly Beach campground. Check water depth at Barcoongere Way crossing, and ensure your vehicle is ready for sand driving and water crossing.
  • 4WD required at McPhillips Road through gravel crossing. Not suitable for low clearance vehicles.

Discover one of the Clarence Coast’s best-kept secrets on the Freshwater track. Starting at the northern end of Pebbly Beach campground, this short track leads you to a beautiful and remote beach.

Positioned on the park’s southern coastline, the Freshwater track forms part of the Yuraygir coastal walk’s Wooli to Red Rock section.

You’ll wander through coastal heathland and pass craggy rocks before arriving at the exquisitely isolated Freshwater Beach. Have you ever seen a wilder, more magnificent beach in your life? Walk along the beach and dip your toes in along the way, it’s also a good spot for a picnic lunch. Stay as long as you like before heading back to the track for the return walk. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Park info

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Pebbly Beach Campground, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary