Angourie is a charming seaside town on the northern tip of Yuraygir National Park and the first port of call on the southbound Yuraygir Coastal walk.
With spectacular views of the coastline, a glorious natural setting and a laid back, relaxed lifestyle, Angourie became famous as one of the best point-breaks in Australia and is often visited by the world’s best surfers. It’s one of those special pockets of coast.
If you surf you’ll know all about Angourie Point’s almost mythical reputation as ground zero for Australian surfing’s ‘soul’, thanks largely to its role in seminal ‘70s surf flick Morning Of The Earth. It’s now a National Surfing Reserve, recognised for its significance to the pastime. It’s a special place to visit, and even non-surfers can sense the unique energy of this place.
Between Angourie and Spooky Points, lie the picturesque freshwater Green and Blue pools. The rock shelf separating the pools from the ocean is often frequented by families at low tide. Keep an eye on the ocean at all times when out on the shelf though.
Hike the first section of the renowned Yuraygir Coastal Walk starting at Angourie. Check out Mara Creek, Back Beach, beautiful Lake Arragan, and the caves on the southern side of Shelley headland. Remember to look out for whales along the way.
For those less keen on long walks, how about starting the day with a walk out to Angourie’s grassy headland. A perfect vantage point view to the township of Yamba and across Yuraygir National Park.
Take a dip at Spooky Beach, a popular beach in summer, followed by a bite to eat at one of the cafés nearby.