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Solitary Islands coastal walk

Coffs Coast Regional Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Solitary Islands coastal walk.

Track grading

Grade 4

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    3 - 4 days

  • Quality of markings

    Clearly sign posted

  • Gradient

    Short steep hills

  • Distance

    60km one-way

  • Steps

    Many steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track, some obstacles

  • Experience required

    Some bushwalking experience recommended

Getting there and parking

Solitary Islands coastal walk is in Coffs Coast Regional Park, Moonee Beach and Muttonbird Island nature reserves.


To access the northern end of the walk at Red Rock (55km from Grafton and 41km from Coffs Harbour):

  • Turn off Pacific Highway at Corindi Beach (48km south of Grafton and 34km north of Coffs Harbour).
  • Turn left onto Red Rock Road and continue 6km to Red Rock
  • Explore the creek-side boardwalk before heading south along the beach toward Arrawarra Headland

To access the southern end of the walk at Sawtell Headland (5km south of Coffs Harbour):

  • Follow the signs to Sawtell Headland from Lyons Road/First Avenue
  • Explore the tidal pool and head north along the beach toward Boambee Headland

Parking

Parking is available at Red Rock and Sawtell Headland.

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Beach safety

Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

This walking track is not wheelchair-accessible. There are several points of interest along the walk that are suitable for wheelchairs, prams and visitors with limited mobility, including:

  • Coffs Jetty through to Park Beach
  • Bonville Headland (Sawtell)
  • Look At Me Now Headland (Emerald Beach)
  • Woolgoolga Headland

Prohibited

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

Solitary Islands coastal walk

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Park info

Solitary Islands coastal walk, Coffs Coast Regional Park. Photo: Rob Cleary/NSW Government