Angourie to Brooms Head Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 18km

  • Duration: 6.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Angourie Picnic Area Rd, Angourie

  • End: Brooms Head

  • Location: Yuraygir National Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 670 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -29.483652

  • Longitude: 153.363304

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Angourie to Brooms Head is a 18km, grade 4 one way hike, located in the Yuraygir National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 6.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

If you've decided to hike the entire Yuraygir coastal walk north to south, Angourie to Brooms Head is the first section and begins in world famous Angourie Surfing Reserve. Angourie to Brooms Head is a great place to start a northern NSW coastal day walk or multi-day hike. This hiking track takes you through a variety of coastal ecosystems - over Mara Creek where it flows out at Back Beach and to the shores of beautiful Lake Arragan, and past caves on the southern side of Shelley headland. Keep your eyes peeled for interpretive signs along the track, and learn about the importance of the area to the local Yaegl People. Have your binoculars handy to catch a glimpse of migrating whales between June and October, and dolphins all year round. Also keep a sharp eye out on the land for the endangered coastal emu, of which there are now less than one hundred in the park.

Getting there

To Poinsetia Crescent access. Angourie is in the northern precinct of Yuraygir National Park. To get there:Turn off Pacific Highway at Harwood and follow signs into YambaAt the roundabout in Yamba turn right to Angourie Park entry points Poinsetia Crescent access See on map Parking Car and bus parking is available at Angourie Surfing Reserve, Angourie picnic area, Mara Creek, Lake Arragan and Brooms Head.


The route is best walked north to south so the sun is on your back and not in your eyes
If the tide is high you may need to walk along the track that diverts for the sand midway along Back Beach (look for the tall post)
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching or whale watching

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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