Solitary Islands Coastal Walk – Woolgoolga to Moonee

Walk from Woolgoolga village down beaches, over headlands and finish with an estuary wade to reach beautiful Moonee.

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Solitary Islands Coastal Walk – Woolgoolga to Moonee

We set out first walking from Red Rock to Woolgoolga. After parking near the beach, the next section of the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk begins with a loop around Woolgoolga Headland keeping a watch out for whales, past the water tower before dropping onto Woolgoolga Back Beach and Pipeclay. These are often busy with fisherman, dog walkers and 4WD vehicles. 

Over Bare Bluff, Fiddamans Beach and lovely Emerald Beach.  Say hello to the roos grazing on Look at Me Now Headland, and read the gravestone of a long ago shipwreck and the stories of the lighthouse keepers.  

Moonee beach ranks in the top 10 beaches in Australia. Look out for ospreys drifting on the thermals, gulls and oyster catchers strutting on the sand.  Time your arrive at the estuary for low tide so you can easily wade across to the finish line. 

Although most of the Solitary Island Coastal walk is beach, there are the short stretches of cool and shady littoral rainforest, swamp oaks, coastal banksia, vegetated dunes,  paperbark, and endangered Themeda grass on the headlands.  

Next: Moonee to Jetty

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  1. Joyce

    we arrived at Mooonee Beach around 12 noon, and we couldn’t wade across to get to the park. Recommend to get off at the headlands, or to time it so that it is low tide to go across the river/sea/creek. Thanks for a kayaker and her partner, that my friend and I managed to swim across a small section where current was strong, to get to the sand banks. They helped carried our mobile phones to the other side, dry!

    Take note of Yvonne’s sharing: Time your arrive at the estuary for low tide so you can easily wade across to the finish line.

    Otherwise, it would be a swim, and depending on rainfall and weather, could have been quite dangerous one.

    1. Coffs Trails

      Glad you got across safely! And thanks to the friendly kayakers.

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