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Wilsons Headland walking track

Yuraygir National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Yuraygir National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
3km one-way
Time suggested
45min - 1hr 15min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • Along the walk, there are barrier-free lookout platforms with seats and magnificent beach and ocean views
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to whale watch – the best time of year is between May and October

The easy Wilsons Headland walking track links Boorkoom campground with Wilsons Headland picnic area, and comprises a small section of the Clarence Coast’s Yuraygir coastal walk. This short track winds along the coastline – passing stretches of endless ocean, isolated beaches and secluded coves.

Hike the track from late winter to early summer to be greeted by banks of wonderful wildflowers, or walk during whale watching season to spot migrating humpbacks. It will be no surprise to you that this easy walk is a long-time favourite among locals.

Strategically-placed seats and lookouts allow you to catch your breath and soak up the incredible views – why not take a picnic lunch to enjoy at one of these spots?

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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Park info

  • in Yuraygir National Park in the North Coast region
  • Yuraygir National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

  • Park entry fees:

    $8 per vehicle per day.  The park has self registration stands with envelopes - please bring correct change.

    Buy annual pass
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People on the Wilsons Headland Walk, Yuraygir National Park. Photo: Debra Novak