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Brooms Head to Illaroo is a 18km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Yuraygir National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 7.5hrs to complete.
If you love beach hiking then the moderate Brooms Head to Illaroo section of Yuraygir coastal walk is for you. Take in sweeping stretches of golden beaches and protected woodlands of paperbarks. There are scenic coastal views at the southern end of Brooms Head Beach which are ideal for whale watching and dolphin spotting. At low tide, explore Plover Island, which holds great cultural significance for the Yaegl People. Middens and artefacts have been discovered in the area and information about these can be found on the island. Sandon River, around the halfway lunch break mark, is the northernmost point of Solitary Islands Marine Park, which runs south for 75km to Muttonbird Island at Coffs Harbour. The small settlement of Sandon, on the south side of the river, is made up of only about 35 dwellings.
About the Region
Yuraygir National Park
To Poinsetia Crescent access. Brooms Head to Illaroo is in the central precinct of Yuraygir National Park. To get there:Turn off Pacific Highway at MacleanFollow the signs to Brooms Head and Sandon River Park entry points Poinsetia Crescent access See on map Parking Parking is available at Brooms Head, Sandon River and Illaroo campground.
The route is best walked north to south
For assistance crossing Sandon River, call 0427 220 368 well ahead of time.
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.