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