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Swimming spots

Front beach, Arakoon National Park. Photo: Debbie McGerty/OEH

Front Beach

Front Beach offers family friendly options including swimming, paddling, liloing and picnicking in Arakoon National Park on the mid North Coast of NSW.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Wheelchair
access
Medium
Where
Arakoon National Park in North Coast

Canoeing/paddling experiences

Driving routes

Fishing spots

Picnic areas

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Surfing spots

Tallow Beach, Arakwal National Park. Photo: John Spencer/NSW Government

Tallow Beach

Tallow Beach is 3.2km from the heart of Byron Bay and a great place for swimming, birdwatching, whale watching, beach fishing, and just throwing down a towel to soak up the sun.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Where
Arakwal National Park in North Coast

Walking tracks

Pinny Beach, Wallarah National Park. Photo: NSW Government

Coastal walking track

The Coastal walking track links Caves Beach with the headland just south of Pinny Beach, giving spectacular views over the coastline and ocean along the way.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
5km return
Time
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Where
Wallarah National Park in North Coast
Connors Beach walking track, Hat Head National Park. Photo: Debby McGerty/NSW Government

Connors walking track

A medium walk through coastal rainforest and healthland offering whale watching, wildflowers, scenic views, and even a blowhole on the way to secluded beaches.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
3.3km one-way
Time
1 - 2hrs
Grade
Grade 5
Where
Hat Head National Park in North Coast
Trees along the Freshwater track, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Rob Cleary

Freshwater track

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.

Price
Free. Park entry fees apply.
Distance
2km return
Time
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 4
Where
Yuraygir National Park in North Coast
Rawson falls, Boorganna Nature Reserve. Photo: L Feltus/NSW Government

Rawson Falls walk

Follow Rawson Falls walk all the way to the scenic waterfalls, passing a lookout, picnic area and swimming hole, while enjoying birdwatching and wildlife along the way.

Price
Free. Free park entry.
Distance
5km return
Time
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 4
Where
Boorganna Nature Reserve in North Coast
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Evans lookout, Blue Mountains National Park. Photo: Kevin McGrath/NSW Government