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We all know there are some AMAZING walks and hikes on the Coffs Coast, but which ones are good for little legs?

Here are 10 walks in and around the Coffs Coast that are between 50 metres and 5 kms.

There are HEAPS more walks, check out this fantastic little website – coffstrails.com – for a range of walks, for all ages and abilities.

Woolgoolga Falls Walk

Length: 3.6km return

Pram friendly: no

Follow the road past Woolworths at Woolgoolga and you’ll come across Sherwood Nature Reserve.

Beautiful walk through the rainforest ending at the waterfalls. Size of falls depends on how much recent rain we’ve had.

More information: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/falls-walking-track

Botanic Gardens

Length – any

Pram friendly – Yes

From huge trees to pretty flowers to red bridges to ponds… there’s so much to see at the Botanic Gardens in Coffs. Choose the length of your walk!

More information: www.coffsbotanicgarden.com.au

Pick a headland!

Length – depends

Pram friendly – probably not!

We are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to headlands in Coffs! Our favourites are Look-at-me-Now, Moonee and Boambee.

More information: click here to check out a basic map. More information also click here: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/category/headlands-and-lookouts

Buster the Shipwreck Beach Walk

Length – 200m one-way

Pram friendly – no

How much you can see of Buster the Shipwreck depends on tides and sand buildup. But it’s worth a wander. From the park at the top of Woolgoolga Beach head north around 200m and you’ll come across it.

Please note: last year Buster was damaged by a 4wd hitting it. This photo was taken before that so sadly, there are now parts missing to the shipwreck.

More information: www.woolgoolga.org.au/shipwreck-the-buster

Forest Sky Pier & Sealy Lookout

Length – 20m

Pram friendly – yes

The easiest walk of all! The award-winning Forest Sky Pier has amazing views of Coffs Harbour and surrounds. You can also choose from the many walking tracks through the rainforest. At the lookout there are plenty of picnic tables, toilets and the Nyanggan Gapi cafe.

More information: www.coffstrails.com/trail/bruxner-park-flora-reserve-rainforest-walks

Red Rock River Walk

Length – 2.7km loop

Pram friendly – if you have an off-road pram.

Path along the river then through the bush. Keep an eye out for the gorgeous gnome garden! Such a lovely surprise!

More information: www.coffstrails.com/trail/red-rock-river-walk

Pipeclay Lake

Length – unsure

Pram Friendly – yes

Nice boardwalk to Pipeclay Lake’s entrance to the Pacific Ocean. Part of the Corindi Beach Reserve you can access track from the Racecourse (by the Community Hall) or opposite Yarrawarra Cultural Centre. Yarrawarra use the track as well for guided tours.

More information: www.yarrawarra.com.au

Coffs Creek Walk

Length: 8.5km loop (but can choose sections)

Pram friendly – mostly

There are various points you can join the Coffs Creek walk, which loops around the Coffs Creek. The entire loop is over 8kms or you can cross over at Hogbin Dr Bridge to make it about 5kms. A combination of road, boardwalk, dirt path and bike path – it is a shared walking/bike track so good for kids with bikes!

More information: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/coffs-creek-and-harbour-loop

Urunga Boardwalk

Length: 1km (one-way)

Pram friendly: yes

Known as one of the best boardwalks on the East Coast, this crosses over Urunga Lagoon, along the Kalang River and ends at the ocean. Lots to see, an easy walk with seating along the way.

More information: www.coffscoast.com.au/play/urunga-boardwalk

V-Wall Outdoor Gallery,  Nambucca Heads

Length – 600m one-way

Pram friendly – yes

A different kind of walk with lots of artwork, messages and holiday memories along the way. Walk can be extended by heading down to the beach at the end.

More information: www.visitnsw.com/destinations/north-coast/coffs-harbour-area/nambucca-heads/attractions/v-wall-outdoor-gallery-nambucca-heads

 

Feel free to add a comment below of any other of your favourite walks suitable for kids!

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