As always, Auswalk supports the local economy and are fully supported by Parks NSW. This 6-day self-guided walking holiday starts in Ballina and has you transferred to Yamba and finishes in Yamba with a transfer back to Ballina. Inexpensive flights are available from both Melbourne and Sydney with Jetstar and Virgin. From Brisbane or the Gold Coast, it is about three hours by car, a bit longer by bus, to Yamba the start of the walk. If you have travelled to the walk by car you will be transferred back to your car at Yamba.
This walk covers more than 60km distance averaging just over 15km per day. The walking is mostly easy to moderate. There is some extended beach walking on sand and undulating tracks. The walk is relatively easy and allows for plenty of time to explore the region or simply stay and explore the coast yourself. You will also need to wade across a creek or two. This will usually be ankle to knee-deep but it can be a little deeper from time to time. If you have flexibility with regard to your departure date then we can line up the tide to have you walk across Coorindi River (more of an estuary). If the tide is unfavourable we can have you walk back from Station Creek, miss the last 3 km on a beach, and have you cross the Wooli River once again.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
This walk is available from May through to October (April and November if you’re prepared to walk in a little heat).
See the Bureau of Meteorology’s Yamba information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.
This walking holiday includes some sections of beach walking, so we need to take into account the tide times when choosing a starting date. Check the tide charts online at the Bureau of Meteorology and select the pin for North West Solitary Island or Yamba. Please contact us in the office if you require assistance.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. However, we require that for all travel overseas that you purchase a travel insurance policy, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.