Stretching 65Km along the most undeveloped part of the NSW coastline, and crossing three beautiful estuaries and one sublime coastal creek, the Yuraygir Coastal Walk consists of a range of easy to moderate walking conditions. It is accessible to a wide range of people, particularly when undertaken as a series of consecutive supported day walks.
Great Walks' Matt Gunn join a bunch of bushwalkers on the guided walk and loved every minute:
"I was regularly accompanied, or watched, by sand monitors, bearded dragons, snakes and wallabies. Mobs of kangaroos were always suspicious of any sudden movements, while there was an endless parade of humpback whales who joined us heading south. All the locals are extremely protective of their little stretch of heaven," Matt writes, in his story featured in the latest Great Walks Annual.
"The park is within the traditional homeland of the Gumbaynggirr and Yaegl nations and to this day they still have a strong cultural and spiritual connection to the land. At the local fish traps – essentially rocks on the platform that prevent the fish from leaving when the tide drops – the locals would throw a blend of crushed leaves into the water which would poison or stun the fish, collecting their bounty for a seafood feast."
For Matt's full story pick up a copy of the Great Walks Annual - out soon!- and for more info on the Yuraygir Coastal Walk click here.
Photos courtesy_Clarence River Tourism.