Wilsons Headland walk

A coastal walk with whale-watching lookouts, paths lined with flannel flowers, beaches and rock platforms.

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Wilsons Headland walk

Wilsons Headland is between Wooli and Minnie Water, in Yuraygir National Park. This walk begins at the picnic area, crosses a bridge through melaleuca forest and a small waterhole with striking black water, then continues to the lookout with a view of the beach south towards Wooli. A good spot for whale-watching in season.

Continue around to Bare Point, on a path lined with flannel flowers in spring, for a view north to Minnie Water headland. Offshore you can see North Solitary Island. Next is Boorkoom campground, then go down the steps to Stony beach and around headland to Diggers Camp beach. At low tide you can explore rock pools in the extensive rock platform.

Boorkoom Link was closed at the time of our visit, so we returned to the picnic area by following the road from Diggers Camp. You might prefer to return along the headland path, although the distance is longer. Wilsons Headland Walk is part of the longer Yuraygir Coastal Walk.

Wheelchairs (with assistance) can do the first 520 metres path from the picnic area to the lookout. There are tables and toilets at the picnic area. Stairs lead from the headland track down onto the back beach, popular with fisherfolk and surfers.

Continue on to Minnie Water where there is coffee and ice creams at the General Store, and another short loop walk to Illaroo and Rocky Point.


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