Angourie to Brooms Head

Day 1 (18km, 6.5 hours)

Commencing in the world famous Angourie Surfing Reserve the walk descends into Yuraygir National Park and onto Back Beach. At the end of Back Beach a staircase leads you onto the ‘Angourie Walk’. 

Commencing in the world famous Angourie Surfing Reserve the walk descends into Yuraygir National Park and onto Back Beach. At the end of Back Beach a staircase leads you onto the ‘Angourie Walk’. 

Please note that if the tide is high you may need to walk along the track which goes off mid way along the beach – look for the tall post. The ‘Angourie Walk’ section follows the coastline and is signposted with lots of interesting information about Yuraygir National Park, including the importance of the spectacular Dirrangan Lookout to the local Yaegl people. 

2 km south of Dirrangan Lookout is the Shelley Headland Camping Area. This primitive campground is a fuel stove only area with no fresh water, toilets or vehicular access available. From the campground the walking track leads south to Plumbago Headland, along this section you get magnificent views to the west of the conical shaped Clarence Peak and the beautiful waters of Lake Arragan. 

Reaching Lake Arragan you have the option of staying the night in the national park campground. Fresh water is available at the campground vehicle entry station. Gas/ timber BBQs and toilets are provided. Make sure you check out the views from the Redcliff Lookout before you go. 

Brooms Head Beach is accessed via the Greycliff stairs at the southern end of the campground. The beach passes the village of Brooms Head, which has a general store, bowling club, caravan park and tap water. 

Part of me wants to keep it a secret, part of me wants to tell everyone I know, the Clarence Valley is paradise.

ADRIANNA BUTLER
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