Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

Solitary Islands Coastal Walk

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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Brian F
Sydney, Australia500 contributions
Jan 2020
We walked the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk (both ways), and consider the views are excellent, and passes a couple beaches, incl. Diggers Beach. There's some moderate climbs, but not too challenging, and there's restrooms enrolee.
Written February 10, 2020
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Rustyone w
Sydney, Australia380 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We walked from Korora beach to the jetty’s few times. The coastline is magnificent. Without doubt the best part IMO. The northern section can be on the road during high tide and didn’t tick my boxes. Coffs is a nice town but if you need to walk the suburban streets it’s so crap, anyway low tide or the walk from korora south is excellent without needing to hit suburban streets.
Written May 29, 2021
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tlarraya
Community of Madrid, Spain249 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
There doesn´t seem to be a listing in Tripadvisor for Look At Me Now Headland, which is ridiculous since it´s one of the best experiences you can access in East Australia. It´s a short walk (700m) to a headland where you have a surfing beach to your right where you can take amazing pictures of surfers and a green pasture to your left where wild kangaroos are just lounging around and you can spend some time with them taking pictures and taking care not to disturb them. It´s a magical experience. Don´t miss it. It was one of the highlights of our 3 week holiday through Eastern Australia (from Sydney to Cape Tribulation).
Written May 1, 2017
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FrPaKr
Mittagong, Australia171 contributions
Sep 2020
We intended to walk from Red Rock to Sawtell and planned to do it over two days - we had completely underestimated this walk and we didn't quite get there, but this is what we learned:
So much of this walk is on the beach and several stretches of the sand were really hard going (soft sand, even in hiking shoes, was really hard work);
If you are not dead set on doing the whole 60km, don't worry about starting at red Rock - start at Arrawa Headland instead;
There is not as much water and food along the way as we thought there would be, so make sure you take plenty with you;
There are a few places where you will need to take off our shoes and socks and walk through an inlet or creek;
There is very little shade along the way;
There is a great cafe just off the beach at Sapphire Beach - great food, coffee, even a beer!
The signage is ok, but we had to backtrack a couple of times (for detours around headlands at high tide etc)
The track notes are not great - not enough detail on the track, where water is available, etc
Council, National Parks could make this a go-to walk, but its not there yet.
Plan to do it over three or four days if you want to do the full 60 km.
Written September 14, 2020
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1TraveltheWorld
Alice Springs, Australia12,191 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
Technically the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk is around 60km one way, from Sawtel to Red Rock, although you can enjoy smaller sections of the walk, like we did around Emerald Beach.

It’s great for swimming, birdwatching and to spot whales and dolphins. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars, camera and drinking water.
Written August 30, 2015
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seaspirals
Arrawarra, Australia73 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
My mother wanted to walk the 60km to celebrate her 70th birthday (she's from NZ and is a v.keen & experienced walker). We did it in 8 sections. Red rock to Mullawarra (we live on Arrawarra headland) Mullaway to Woolgoolga Headland, Woolgoolga to Safety Beach, Safety Beach to Moonee, Moonee to Diggers, Diggers to the Jetty, Boambee, Bonville to Boambee Headland. The walk was amazingly diverse - long gorgeous beaches, steep stairs in suburbs, headlands, wildlife & estuaries. Highlights were the kangaroos in the heath on Look at me now Headland, the long flat beaches of arrawarra and moonee, Boambee creek? which the dog loved (he did some of the walks) wading across Moonee to finish (we did some out of order). The lowlights were some markers missing, the steep roads in the suburban part of the walk, the heat (Dec/Jan is a tricky time to do it) and the tides being not in our favour...you need to be aware of the tides for several parts of the walk...especially if you don't like soft sand walking. But overall it was a fabulous experience, mostly clearly signposted & comfortable walking & we'd definitely recommend it.
Written December 31, 2016
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Feb 2016 • Friends
It's a walk that goes for a long way and is really good to do sections at a time. There is always either a sealed path or sand to walk along. The walk is punctuated with outstanding views. And I give it 5 stars for great family fun an your excersising at the same time!
Written March 4, 2016
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Copthat1
Sydney, Australia258 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
Stayed at the Nautilus Spa & Villa resort and managed to do the Solitary Islands walk. A great way to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Worth a try if your staying in Coffs Harbour..
Written February 11, 2016
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Aussielins
Taree, Australia746 contributions
Nov 2021
This walk trails around headlands and along beaches. Some areas are dog friendly and are clearly marked as such.
Written December 2, 2021
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1victor
North Narrabeen, Australia587 contributions
Nov 2021
We parked at the crest of Boambee Headland and walked down the track close to the car park. At the end of the track we discovered a pathway which led to the Coastal Walk. On reaching the walk we looked at each other and decided to start the walk. The views were excellent, perhaps in Whale season we may have seen a Whale breaching.
Do this walk and enjoy the area!
Written November 28, 2021
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