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New South Wales - North Coast to the Tablelands - Walking Holiday

Region: New South Wales // Dates: 02 May - 10 May 2020 (8 nights)
New South Wales - North Coast to the Tablelands Walking Holiday

Take the time to unwind on spectacular coastal walks, stroll through World Heritage listed Gondwana rainforest, admire granite formations and enjoy the ambiance of country towns. This circular journey includes many national parks and reserves with a diverse mix of landscapes, vegetation, geology, wildlife and walks. From our first base in Yamba near the mouth of the Clarence River, our initial walks include the littoral rainforest in Iluka Nature Reserve and a section of the spectacular Yuraygir Coastal Walk, the renowned Angourie walking track. Headlands provide the opportunity to spot marine life while the coastal heath is a haven for birdlife. Heading south west, for a refreshing perspective, we climb to the summit of Woolpack Rocks and explore the forests and waterfalls in Dorrigo National Park. Wollomombi Falls is accessible via short walks in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, which also has an interesting history of mining. Nearby New England National Park protects a wide diversity of forest types, including cool temperate rainforest (with Antarctic beech trees), eucalypt forests and heathlands. Turning north, we discover more World Heritage listed rainforest in Washpool National Park. Birdlife is abundant in this park with over 220 species recorded and it’s a haven for koalas, quolls, wallabies and long-nosed potoroos. Nearby Gibraltar Range National Park, offers contrasting landscapes of granite rock outcrops and boulders. Our final parks include the cascading waterfalls, gorge scenery and history of Boonoo Boonoo National park. Nearby, there’s the option to climb to the summit of the largest granite rock in Australia in Bald Rock National Park. This walking holiday spends eight nights in comfortable accommodation at Yamba, Dorrigo, Glen Innes and Tenterfield.

Overview

Take the time to unwind on spectacular coastal walks, stroll through World Heritage listed Gondwana rainforest, admire granite formations and enjoy the ambiance of country towns. This circular journey includes many national parks and reserves with a diverse mix of landscapes, vegetation, geology, wildlife and walks. From our first base in Yamba near the mouth of the Clarence River, our initial walks include the littoral rainforest in Iluka Nature Reserve and a section of the spectacular Yuraygir Coastal Walk, the renowned Angourie walking track. Headlands provide the opportunity to spot marine life while the coastal heath is a haven for birdlife. Heading south west, for a refreshing perspective, we climb to the summit of Woolpack Rocks and explore the forests and waterfalls in Dorrigo National Park. Wollomombi Falls is accessible via short walks in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park, which also has an interesting history of mining. Nearby New England National Park protects a wide diversity of forest types, including cool temperate rainforest (with Antarctic beech trees), eucalypt forests and heathlands. Turning north, we discover more World Heritage listed rainforest in Washpool National Park. Birdlife is abundant in this park with over 220 species recorded and it’s a haven for koalas, quolls, wallabies and long-nosed potoroos. Nearby Gibraltar Range National Park, offers contrasting landscapes of granite rock outcrops and boulders. Our final parks include the cascading waterfalls, gorge scenery and history of Boonoo Boonoo National park. Nearby, there’s the option to climb to the summit of the largest granite rock in Australia in Bald Rock National Park. This walking holiday spends eight nights in comfortable accommodation at Yamba, Dorrigo, Glen Innes and Tenterfield.

Highlights

Highlights:
  • Soak up the ocean views on day walks in Iluka Nature Reserve & Yuraygir National Park
  • Enjoy rainforest, escarpment & waterfall walks at Dorrigo National Park
  • Visit spectacular Wollomombi Falls, part of Oxley Wild Rivers National Park
  • View both Antarctic beech trees & snow gum woodlands in New England National Park
  • Follow creek & rainforest tracks in Washpool National Park
  • Explore the granite outcrops of Gibraltar Range National Park
  • Learn the stories of Boonoo Boonoo National Park & its link with poet Banjo Patterson
  • Admire the view from the summit of Bald Rock

Details

Details:

02 May - 10 May 2020 

Twin share/person (starts/ends Gold Coast)
Advanced Early Bird: A$3,700 until 11/11/2019
Regular: A$4,200
Single Supplement: A$595
Note: For guests who request a single room the single supplement will be charged. For single people who prefer to share, we will try to find a suitable room-mate, but if this is not possible the single supplement surcharge will apply.

Minimum Group Size: 8 guests

Accommodation:
Hotel accommodation with private facilities

Special Interest:
Wildlife, Birding, Geology, Botanical

Walk Rating:
Easy to Moderate: 2-13km per walking day with some longer options. Age is not necessarily as important as your fitness and recent walking experience, and anyone of reasonable fitness should be able to join this tour. We reserve the right to be flexible with the itinerary to allow for unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions and group fitness.

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  • Graeme McGregor

    Graeme McGregor is a geographer with a passion for discovering our natural and cultural environments, especially through walking. Some of Graeme’s early roles include teaching and establishing and operating the Grampians Field Studies Centre near Dunkeld; planning for the Grampians and Point Nepean National Parks in Victoria, and planning or managing numerous national parks and reserves in Queensland, Northern New South Wales and on Kangaroo Island. Graeme is the author of many park management plans and schools’ educational material on soil conservation and land use planning. Graeme’s most recent work was with the South Australia National Parks and Wildlife Service on Kangaroo Island where he lived for 4½ years, finding time to discover the wonders of Kangaroo Island and other areas of South Australia. He now lives in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Graeme is passionate about our natural and cultural environments and enjoys nothing more than sharing it with others. 

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