The next section of the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, between McCauleys Headland and Green Bluff (Moonee) will soon be open and promises to be one of the most visually stunning of the whole walk series.
The next section of the Solitary Islands Coastal Walk, between McCauleys Headland and Green Bluff (Moonee) will soon be open and promises to be one of the most visually stunning of the whole walk series. Contributed

Northern Beaches aspect a new highlight of Walk the Coast

WALK the Coast is edging closer to the northern beaches.

Locals who recently completed the first leg of the National Parks and Wildlife Service five-part program of walks have given their experience the big thumbs-up, encouraging other Coffs Coast locals to join in the fun.

NPWS coordinator Andrew Turbill said with the second stage of the walk set for Saturday, July 12, the time is right to sign up to be a part of this highly enjoyable coastal experience.

"The Walk the Coast Series is led by expert local rangers and reveals the hidden parts of our incredibly spectacular coastline that even most locals aren't familiar with," Mr Turbill said.

"The next section of the walk, between McCauleys Headland and Green Bluff (Moonee), will be one of the most visually stunning of the whole walk series."

One of the people who took part in the first walk, Judith Fleming, said it was fascinating to discover such rich information about what is essentially our neighbourhood.

"Walking the Solitary Islands Coast Walk with NPWS Rangers as part of the Walk the Coast Series is a great way to learn about the environmental wonders of the Coffs Coast, from the mountains and coastal fringe to the sea," Ms Fleming said.

"I particularly enjoyed identifying and tasting all the different edible berries, fruits and leaves along the way and listening to Mark Flanders' cultural stories of how Aboriginal people had used this section of the coast."

Jim Klopsteins, another walker who completed the first 10km track section in June said: "I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy a day out walking, combined with learning such interesting information about the local area.

"This is an activity that will interest locals and tourists alike. We were given every opportunity to ask questions and Sandy even had some old photographs of where we walked so we could compare past and present."

To reserve your place on this walk, phone the Dorrigo Rainforest Centre on 6657 2309. Numbers are limited.

For more information, go to the website.



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