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Yuraygir Walking Experiences guided coastal trek

Yuraygir National Park

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Join Yuraygir Walking Experiences for a 4-day guided trek along the 65km Yuyaygir coastal walk, near Yamba. With comfortable central accommodation and food included, you'll be sure to make the most of this diverse and stunning walk.

When
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Where
Yuraygir National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Grade
Medium. Mostly easy flat or undulating coastal track, with 1 day of more challenging walking on rocky coastal terrain for several kilometres.
Price
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Bookings
Bookings required. Book online or email or call Yuraygir Walking Experiences on 0455 044 292.
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Tour package includes daily transport, food and central accommodation.
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Your adventure with Yuraygir Walking Experiences begins with a delicious dinner and briefing. Next morning, set out with just a day pack in the company of knowledgeable local guides for the first of 4 incredible days along beautiful Yuraygir coastal walk.

Following the ancient wandering trails of coastal emus, you'll walk about 15km each day. It's a great way to immerse yourself in the beauty of endless sandy beaches, sparkling lagoons, tranquil creeks and rocky headlands. Return each night and rest up in comfortable central accommodation. 

As you trek, you'll meet traditional Aboriginal knowledge holders and learn about country. You can also take part in complementary stretch and relaxation sessions, or simply sit back and enjoy evening slide shows about Yuraygir National Park.

Yuraygir Walking Experiences is a licensed commercial tour operator with a Parks Eco Pass.

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    Yuraygir Walking Experiences guided coastal trek is in Yuraygir National Park. Here are just some of the reasons why this park is special:

    A watery wonderland

    Wilsons Headland walk, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    The park not only boasts a superb coastline but also features rivers, lakes and estuaries, so swimmers and snorkelers are spoilt for choice. Remember your fishing rod - the waters off the park are excellent for jewfish and groper, and Sandon River is among the state's most popular fishing spots. If surfing is your thing, you can't beat the legendary Angourie Surfing Reserve - it hosts what's arguably Australia's best right-hand point break. Yuraygir is also a paddler's paradise, its sheltered waterways provide the ideal setting for canoeing, kayaking and boating.

    • Angourie Bay picnic area After surfing or swimming at the Clarence Coast’s famous Angourie Headland, stop off at the scenic Angourie Bay picnic area for a tasty picnic lunch with the family.
    • Wooli to Red Rock Wooli to Red Rock is part of Yuraygir coastal walk and a moderate hiking route with river crossings, scenic coastal views and great opportunities for birdwatching.

    Important landscapes

    Remote coastline, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    When you visit Yuraygir, you're entering one of the most diverse bioregions in Australia. Wander past age-old coastal landforms, littoral rainforest, eucalypt forest, woodland and wetlands - much of which simply wouldn't be there without the park's protection. Pay a visit to Shelley Headland to see the state's most significant remaining example of grassy clay heath.

    • Angourie to Brooms Head 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.
    • Yuraygir coastal walk Hike the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk on the Clarence Coast. You’ll find loads of places for whale watching, snorkelling and swimming, with overnight stops at beach campgrounds.
    • Yuraygir guided treks with Home Comforts Hiking Home Comforts Hiking offers guided treks of Yuragir coastal walk with overnight accommodation in 4 charming coastal villages. It’s a great way to explore this beautiful coastline near Yamba and Coffs Harbour.
    • Yuraygir Walking Experiences guided coastal trek Join Yuraygir Walking Experiences for a 4-day guided trek along the 65km Yuyaygir coastal walk, near Yamba. With comfortable central accommodation and food included, you'll be sure to make the most of this diverse and stunning walk.

    Precious and protected

    Kangaroo in the grass, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    At Yuraygir, you can see some of the country’s most vulnerable native wildlife up close, such as squirrel gliders and eastern grass owls. See if you can spot a rufous bettong, a rarely-seen rabbit-sized marsupial also know as the rufous rat-kangaroo. Or even the shy Queensland blossom-bat, Australia’s smallest fruit bat. The threatened green and golden bell frog is one of the 25 amphibians within Yuraygir – likely to be found around swamps, lagoons and flood plains. Keep an eye out for coastal emus, once so prevalent and now, sadly an endangered species with fewer than 100 left in the park.

    • Wilsons Headland walking track The easy Wilsons Headland walking track is ideal for whale watching along the Clarence Coast. Starting at Boorkoom campground, the hiking track offers scenic coastal views.
    • Yuraygir coastal walk Hike the multi-day Yuraygir coastal walk on the Clarence Coast. You’ll find loads of places for whale watching, snorkelling and swimming, with overnight stops at beach campgrounds.

    Treasured culture

    Coastal forests, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

    The landscape of Yuraygir National Park has been, and remains, the Country of Aboriginal groups. Generations of Yaegl and Gumbaynggirr People camped, fished and held ceremonies here and numerous areas remain of strong spiritual significance to the Aboriginal community. Take the Freshwater Walk and view the most impressive pandanus palms - this important Gumbaynggirr ceremonial plant was used to weave neckbands, dillybags and baskets.

    • Brooms Head to Illaroo Brooms Head to Illaroo, part of Yuraygir coastal walk, is a hiking route with river crossings, beach walking, scenic coastal views and birdwatching opportunities.
    • Yuraygir Walking Experiences guided coastal trek Join Yuraygir Walking Experiences for a 4-day guided trek along the 65km Yuyaygir coastal walk, near Yamba. With comfortable central accommodation and food included, you'll be sure to make the most of this diverse and stunning walk.

    Plants and animals you may see

    Animals

    • White-bellied sea eagle. Photo: John Turbill

      White-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster)

      White-bellied sea eagles can be easily identified by their white tail and dark grey wings. These raptors are often spotted cruising the coastal breezes throughout Australia, and make for some scenic bird watching. Powerful Australian birds of prey, they are known to mate for life, and return each year to the same nest to breed.

    • Yellow-tailed black cockatoo. Photo: Peter Sherratt

      Yellow-tailed black cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus funereus)

      The yellow-tailed black cockatoo is one of the largest species of parrot. With dusty-black plumage, they have a yellow tail and cheek patch. They’re easily spotted while bird watching, as they feed on seeds in native forests and pine plantations.

    • Emu, Paroo Darling National Park. Photo: John Spencer

      Emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae)

      The largest of Australian birds, the emu stands up to 2m high and is the second largest bird in the world, after the ostrich. Emus live in pairs or family groups. The male emu incubates and rears the young, which will stay with the adult emus for up to 2 years.

    • Brown-striped frog. Photo: Rosie Nicolai/OEH

      Brown-striped frog (Lymnastes peronii)

      One of the most common frogs found in Australia, the ground-dwelling brown-striped frog lives in ponds, dams and swamps along the east coast. Also known as the striped marsh frog, this amphibian grows to 6.5cm across and has a distinctive ‘tok’ call that can be heard all year round.

    Plants

    • Grass trees, Sugarloaf State Conservation Area. Photo: Michael Van Ewijk

      Grass tree (Xanthorrea spp.)

      An iconic part of the Australian landscape, the grass tree is widespread across eastern NSW. These Australian native plants have a thick fire-blackened trunk and long spiked leaves. They are found in heath and open forests across eastern NSW. The grass tree grows 1-5m in height and produces striking white-flowered spikes which grow up to 1m long.

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