Angourie Walking Track

3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min

11.4 km
oneway

↑ 249 m
↓ -249 m

Moderate track
Starting from Mara Creek picnic area in the north this one-way walk takes you to Shelley Headland in the south. The walk follows the coast through coastland heath and along seaward side, past several bays. You can make it a two-day walk by spending the night at Shelley Head Campground. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-29.4886677,153.358623)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Yamba Road
  • Turn on to Angourie Road then drive for 4 km
  • Turn right onto Lakes Boulevard and drive for another 400 m
  • Turn left onto Mara Creek Road and drive for another 1.5 km
  • Turn right onto Mara Creek Road and drive for another 430 m
  • Keep right onto Mara Creek Road and drive for another 200 m
Finish (-29.5693854,153.337751)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 8 m long)
Then pass the car park (30 m on your left).
After another 40 m pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Angourie Back Beach with great views along the coastal area. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 50 m continue straight.
After another 820 m cross the bridge (about 45 m long)
After another 65 m veer right.
After another 3.7 km come to the "Shelley Head Campground".
After another 580 m pass the "Shelley Caves" (140 m on your left).
After another 500 m continue straight.
After another 230 m continue straight.
After another 5 km pass the BBQ (225 m on your right).
Then pass the picnic table (225 m on your right).
After another 180 m come to the "Lake Arragan Campground" (85 m on your right).
After another 70 m pass the toilet (105 m on your right).
After another 75 m come to a car park.
The end.

Side trip to Angourie Back Beach with great views along the coastal area.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 180 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 180 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Angourie Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 11.4 km
Time 3 h 30 min to 4 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.8 km apart with the largest gap of 6.5 km.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 3.8 km apart with the largest gap of 11.3 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
75 m[toilet]
Camp site
4.8 kmShelley Head Campground
Camp site
11.3 kmLake Arragan Campground
Toilet
11.4 km[toilet]
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