HOME STRETCH: The Walk the Coast series is wrapping up with a trek from Arrawarra Headland to Red Rock.
HOME STRETCH: The Walk the Coast series is wrapping up with a trek from Arrawarra Headland to Red Rock.

Last leg of Walk the Coast

THE final stage of the Walk the Coast series concludes at Red Rock in Coffs Coast Regional Park next weekend.

Starting at Arrawarra Headland, walkers will meet at 8.30am on Saturday October 17 and trek to Red Rock with an expected finish time of 3pm.

Walkers will be guided through by Uncle Mark Flanders, an Aboriginal Ranger who highlights the abundant Aboriginal cultural heritage values throughout the 3.7 kilometres of the Coffs Coast.

Operated by NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS), the fifth and final walk in this series culminates at the northern end point of the 67 kilometres Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

NPWS Visitor and Tourism Services Team Leader Linda Hall said walking in the company of Uncle Mark Flanders makes for an insightful experience.

"You'll be fascinated by the ancient Gumbaynggirr dreamtime stories he shares and there'll also be a short detour into the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre," Linda said.

"If it is breath-taking views you’re looking for or the liberating feeling only a coastal walk can provide, then we’ve got just the experience for you, plus an additional twist," she said.

Walkers are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bring at least 2 litres of water, lunch and snacks.

A chartered bus will take visitors back to their cars at the conclusion of the walk.

Bookings are essential, search for Walk the Coast: Arrawarra Headland to Red Rock at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/, or phone 13000 72757 for further details.



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