Green Island walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3km

  • Duration: 1.5hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Gap Rd, Arakoon

  • End: Gap Rd, Arakoon

  • Location: Hat Head National Park

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  • Distance from CBD: 455 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.9072525816804

  • Longitude: 153.079157764925

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Green Island walking track is a 3km, grade 4 Return hike located in the Hat Head National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.

Summary

An energising, medium level walk to delight both birdwatchers and wildflower enthusiasts. Green Island walking track leads through woodland and heath to a lookout with brilliant views to Smoky Cape Lighthouse in the northern section of Hat Head National Park.
The track leads through groves of paperbarks and grass trees. At the junction with Smoky Cape walking track, turn east, as the path meanders through heathlands dominated by banksias. In spring, the surrounding shrubland erupts with dazzling colour, with exceptional displays of flannel flowers and paper daisies.
Reaching the lookout, gaze across to Green Island, just 100 metres from the coast. Here, you’re most likely to see shore birds such as egrets, spoonbills and pied oystercatchers. Make the most of the fabulous location and enjoy a leisurely picnic, relishing the sweeping coastal views and fresh coastal breezes, before retracing your steps.

About the Region

Hat Head National Park in the North Coast region
Hat Head National Park is open sunrise to sunset but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

Getting There

To South Gap carpark. Green Island walking track is in the Smoky Cape precinct of Hat Head National Park. To get there:Take Gap Beach Road off Arakoon Road and follow the signs to South Gap carpark Park entry points South Gap carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at South Gap carpark.


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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