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.