Look At Me Now Headland walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.6km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Look at Me Now Headland Track, Emerald Beach

  • End: Look at Me Now Headland Track, Emerald Beach

  • Location: Moonee Beach Nature Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 545 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -30.17564141

  • Longitude: 153.1867154

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Look At Me Now Headland walk is a 1.6km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in the Moonee Beach Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Look At Me Now Headland walk is a short, easy walking route with fabulous scenic views far out to sea, a lookout and beach access. Keep your fingers crossed for a breaching whale during winter and early spring. All year round, you can see eastern grey kangaroos nibbling on the grass and white-bellied sea eagles, ospreys and brahminy kites soaring above the coastline on the hunt.
Take a picnic lunch and sit between the dwarf grassy and rocky heath, which have adapted to these exposed conditions. You may spot a threatened zieria, which flowers pink and white in spring with glossy, tough leaves.
Look At Me Now Headland is an important Aboriginal site of deep significance to local Gumbaynggirr people. Preservation of this natural environment is also important to the broader community, and in 1989, over 5,000 people marched in a rally in Coffs Harbour to prevent destruction of the headland and adjacent beaches. It worked.

About the region

At Moonee Beach Nature Reserve, the rare and unique thrive: endangered bats roost in seaside caves, pockets of coastal rainforest thrive and pandanus trees flourish. Threatened and uncommon plant communities grow on the exposed headlands of Bare Bluff and the confidently named Look At Me Now headland. This place of magnificent scenic views and glorious coastline is the traditional homeland of the Gumbaynggirr people who value Look At Me Now Headland as an important and powerful Aboriginal heritage site.

Getting there

To Look At Me Now carpark. Look At Me Now Headland walk is in the Look At Me Now precinct of Moonee Beach Nature Reserve. To get there:Take Emerald Beach exit off Pacific Highway and then, once in Emerald Beach, turn down Dammerel Crescent.Park in the Look At Me Now carpark and follow the signs Park entry points Look At Me Now carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at Look At Me Now, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is available. It can be a busy place on the weekend, so parking might be limited.


Eastern grey kangaroos inhabit the reserve. They are powerful wild animals capable of causing serious injury if threatened, so please appreciate them from a distance.
Remember to take binoculars in you want to birdwatch or whale watch

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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