Yuraygir Coastal Walk. Day 1 - Monday 10 August

August 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Angourie to Lake Arragan

11.5 km

The night's camp site is a forty minute drive, so Fons, Rob, Bev and I are driving there with the vehicles and walking North to meet the others on their way South.

After choosing a camp site, we are ready to start walking. This is Plumbago beach near Lake Arragan.

Bev and Rob ready to start from Lake ArraganBev and Rob ready to start from Lake Arragan

Lake Arragan is separated from the sea by the beach.

Lake Arragan, New South WalesLake Arragan, New South Wales

We cross Plumbago Head to reach Caves beach. Rob and Fons standing on the rocks below the headland, above a shallow cave.

Rob and Fons on Plumbago HeadRob and Fons on Plumbago HeadWalking above a shallow cave

The track around the next headland (Shelly Head) leaves the beach at a creek. We don't want to miss the group coming south and not sure whether to stay on the beach or take the track. We have a chat to a passing walker (we don't see many others) who turns out to be a local from Maclean and advises taking the track.

Creek on Caves BeachCreek on Caves Beach

As soon as we leave the beach we meet the others near a Pandanus tree that provides shade for lunch.

Meet up for Lunch,Caves BeachMeet up for Lunch,Caves Beach

Bev and Fons join the other group to walk to the camp while Rob and I continue on the Shelly Head before returning.

Rob checking out fruitRob checking out fruit


Banksia Flowers, Shelly HeadBanksia Flowers, Shelly Head

From Shelly Head we look back along Caves beach and can just see Brooms Head in the distance.

Looking South fromShelly HeadLooking South fromShelly HeadCaves beach in foreground, Brooms Head in the distance

This is a national park campground with no showers so some of us have a quick swim in the Lake.

Swimming in Lake ArraganSwimming in Lake Arragan

There are many wallabies around, all very tame, and one visits our camp.

Wallaby at Lake Arragan campsiteWallaby at Lake Arragan campsite

The only problem with the camp site is that it is shaded early in the morning and sunny in the afternoon.

Camp at Lake ArraganCamp at Lake Arragan

Dusk on the beach.

Plumbago Beach at DuskPlumbago Beach at DuskNear Lake Arragan campsite

Plumbago Beach at DuskPlumbago Beach at DuskNear Lake Arragan campsite


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