Keep it Coastal
This day trip connects the string of pearls that lie along the Clarence Valley's coastal fringe...
…With coastal views as far as the eye can see, it’s all about Pacific views, whites on blues, coastal curves, the Yuraygir National Park, swims, sandy feet, the smell of sunscreen, ice creams and hot chips at quaint beachside kiosks.
With coastal views as far as the eye can see.
Iluka is both tucked-away and close-by at the same time, so its natural delights have been preserve in a quiet atmosphere perfectly. Enjoy all that Iluka has to offer from peace and serenity, to throwing in a line or going for an adventure through the National Park and Nature Reserve.
> Have a fish – you are almost always guaranteed a great catch in Iluka. Pick a spot along the Iluka Breakwall and just wait for that BIG bite.
> Stroll through the incredibly peaceful Iluka Nature Reserve & Bundjalung National Park – Appreciate its beauty and wildlife and soak in it’s unique atmosphere.
> Head out to the Iluka Bluff to catch the spectacular 360 degree views out over the coast and inland forest.
Yamba is one of those magical places that have a way of making you feel totally nostalgic, whether it is your first time there or you frequent it often, Yamba is your home away from home.
> Throw in a line – there is a multitude of fishing options from boat charters to break walls, paddle boat hire, kayaking tours, whale watching tours
> Let’s not forget to mention the stunning beaches – spend the day at the beach, you are definitely spoilt for choice here with Main Beach, Turner’s, Convent, Pippi and Whiting – You’ll find each one has something that make them unique from the other.
> There are bike tracks galore around Yamba, basically running from one end of town to the other. The ride along Ford Park and Yamba Bay is great, but also try the road down to Angourie and check out the iconic Angourie Point surf break.
> Make your way up to Pilot Hill in the afternoon. You’ll be sure it be in awe of the Yamba Lighthouse standing proudly ontop. From here you’ll get a panoramic view over the surrounding beaches, the mouth of the river and Yamba Bay.
Brooms Head has a timeless quality about it. It’s where families, for generations, revisit for old and new memories. With uncrowded beaches, friendly locals and away from the hustle an bustle, it makes Brooms Head the perfect getaway
> Cakora Point is a spot that must be visited whilst in Brooms Head – It provides awe-inspiring aspects of the coastline and is a fantastic spot to look out for whales and dolphins
> Relax on the uncrowded beaches or take the leisurely stroll from one end to the other, who knows what waits on the other side…Red Cliff…
> Simply enjoy the laid back way of life that Brooms Head has to offer
You know the saying ‘good things comes in small packages’, well if it was ever to be true Minnie Water is the perfect example. It is an absolute gem of a beach side village, with pristine and quiet beaches as well as a laid back atmosphere, it really doesn’t get much better then this.
> Have a stroll through one of the last sections of the Yuraygir Coastal Walk – Minnie Water is the halfway mark for this giant coastal National park
> Enjoy the simplicity of life here and the coastal breezes that come by often
Just when you think you’ve seen all the coastal gems the Clarence Valley has to offer, Wooli’s aqua river and seascapes make you realise there’s still more magic yet to be found.
> Wooli is famous for its oysters! – The Wooli Wooli River is known to be one of the most pristine river systems in NSW, and therefore the purest, most delicious oysters are cultivated. The season for fresh oysters is October through to April.
> Get out and kayak, hire a boat or try some stand-up paddle boarding, all in this gorgeous location blessed with both ocean and river waterways
> Wooli marks the final section of the mighty Yuraygir Coastal Walk. This southern section is just you and the coast, just as nature intended it! Hiking across rock shelves, navigating our way over headlands and along untouched beaches – it truly is a wilderness experience.
Until next time…