YOU can venture off the beaten track and discover some of the most beautiful spots the Coffs Coast has to offer thanks to new tours by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The North Coast Region’s NPWS Discovery team have just announced two four-wheel drive vehicle based opportunities for you to safely discover some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes the region has to offer.
The "Mt Hyland 4WD Explorer" tour is planned for Saturday, May 15, and is a full day’s 4WD tag-a-long tour along forest roads in and around Mount Hyland Nature Reserve and Guy Fawkes River National Park on the western hinterlands of the Dorrigo Plateau.
Discovery program co-ordinator for the region Andrew Turbill said this is the inaugural trial of the Mount Hyland Explorer tour and will help celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity.
“The day-long activity involves walking stops at the spectacular Hyland Creek Falls and the Mount Hyland Circuit Walk as well as a picnic lunch with spectacular views,” Mr Turbill said.
The ‘Sherwood 4WD Explorer’ tour is planned for Saturday, May 22, and will head off from Woolgoolga Creek Picnic Area and climb through towering old growth wet forest into the drier heathland communities atop the wild sandstone plateau of Sherwood Nature Reserve, before descending into the Orara Valley.
“The tour stops regularly to delve into the rich Aboriginal and European cultural heritage and ancient geological history of Sherwood’s sandstone plateau and the surrounding Orara Valley with a terrific secret lunch spot with a twist,” Andrew said.
NPWS Discovery 4WD Explorer Tours cost $60 per vehicle and includes a free morning tea. Bookings are strictly limited.
Interested people should contact the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 6657 2309 or visit www. wildwildworld.com.au