Walk the NSW north coast – from the Clarence to the Macleay River

Looking for a challenge? Walk more than 200 km on the beautiful northern NSW coast from the Clarence River valley, the Coffs Coast, and beyond to the Bellingen, Nambucca and Macleay River valleys, then Port Macquarie
Take a wild coastal walk with sandy beaches, whale watching headlands, holiday villages and a few river crossings. Walk it end to end, or take it easy in a series of day walks. Walk Bundjalung, Gumbaynggirr and Thungutti country. Walk south, with the sun on your back, like the escaped convicts who made their way from Moreton Bay to Port Macquarie in the 1830s. Or walk north, like Major Henry Oakes who left his commission post at the Macleay River in 1840 to see what was up at the Big River (Clarence).

Jerusalem Creek

  • 10.5km

Coffee Rock and bird life along Jerusalem Creek to Black Rocks Campground


Woody Head to Iluka

  • 10km

Woody Head, Iluka Bluff and the Clarence River path, with a ferry to Yamba

Yamba to Angourie

  • 6.8km

Walk along the beach and visit Blue and Green pools


Yuraygir Walk

  • 70km

A 4 day coastal walk from Angourie to Red Rock on beach and across headlands

Red Rock to Woolgoolga

  • 17km

The Solitary Island Coastal Walk takes you past the fish traps at Arrawarra


Woolgoolga to Moonee

  • 15km

Whale watch from the headlands, see kangaroos and shorebirds and finish wading across the Moonee estuary

Moonee to Jetty

  • 13km

Beaches, headlands, rainforest, mutton bird island and cafes!


Jetty to Sawtell

  • 13km

A long walk down Boambee beach, then over headlands to beautiful Sawtell

Sawtell to Tuckers Rocks

  • 11.5km

Wade across Bonville creek at low tide, beach to Bundagen headland then littoral rainforest


Tuckers Rocks to Mylestom

  • 6km

An easy walk along the beach, loop back through the dunes

Mylestom to the Bellinger River

  • 9km

Out and back on the wild North Beach to the Bellinger River entrance


Urunga to Hungry Head

  • 8km

A relaxed walk on the boardwalk and beach, loop back on the cycleway

Hungry Head to Valla

  • 10.3km

An easy beach walk, with a short climb through the forest reserve to finish at the cafe


Valla to Nambucca

  • 6.7km

Bridge across Deep Creek, then beach before climbing to the lookouts above Nambucca Heads

Scotts Head to Grassy Head

  • 8km

Follow the Goanna Trail over the headlands then beach to Grassy Head


Grassy Head to Stuarts Point

  • 10km

A loop walk along the Macleay Arm, across the footbridge at Stuarts Point and back along the beach

Macleay River entrance and Horseshoe Bay

  • 8.5km

Loop around Horseshoe Bay, Humpty Back Creek bridge, Macleay River entrance and back through the mangroves


Gaol to Smoky Cape Lighthouse

  • 8km

A walk through forest and heath, with wildlife, coastal views and heritage at Trial Bay Gaol

Hat Head

  • 9km

Across the creek and up Hat Head, then to Hungry Gate campground


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Best Walks on the NSW Mid-North Coast has 40 walks from Port Macquarie to the Coffs Coast and Clarence Valley.

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