Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

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Rob Cleary

Rob Cleary

Rob Cleary

Rob Cleary

Rob Cleary

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Overview

Highlights

The Solitary Islands Coastal Walk is a 60km, grade 4, one-way hiking trail along the Coffs Coast. You’ll be hard pressed to find a more beautiful walk on the east coast of NSW. The Solitary Islands coastal walk links a string of idyllic golden beaches, rocky headlands and lush rainforest along the Coffs Coast. Make your way through Coffs Coast Regional Park, Moonee Beach Nature Reserve and Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve before winding up at Sawtell, near Bongil Bongil National Park.

Solitary Islands and Muttonbird Island are picturesque and make for perfect bird-watching, so bring your binoculars; little terns and white bellied eagles are often seen along the shores. Dolphins surf the waves of these beaches all year round and the headlands are ideal for whale watching.

There are plenty of options for picnicking, swimming and water sports. And with loads of nearby cafes and accommodation to suit any budget, you’ll want to keep coming back to discover all the charms of this beautiful walking track.

If you’re feeling energetic, pack your backpack and do the whole walk and camp over four days. Or why not stroll along the coastal walk in shorter sections, accessed from Arrawarra Headland, Woolgoolga Beach and Headland, Emerald Beach, Diggers Beach, and nearby Muttonbird Island Nature Reserve.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Bird-watching

Facilities

  • Walking trail - grade 4 | 60km one way | 3 - 4 days

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for the most up to date information.
  • Ensure you observe all safety signs. Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Wear suitable footwear and always ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements when exploring Australia.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Parking, camping and national park fees may apply. See parks website for more details.
  • Please do not feed the wildlife.

Photo & content credits: NSW National Parks | Rob Cleary


Location & Supplier

Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Address: Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, Emerald Beach, New South Wales 2456

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