Wilsons Headland Walking Track
Gumbaingirr & Yaegl Country

45 min to 1 h 15 min

2.5 km
oneway

↑ 74 m
↓ -70 m

Moderate track
This lovely walk in Yuraygir National Park takes you along the coast from Boorkoom campground to Wilsons Headland picnic area. There are several lookouts on the way, perfect for whale watching. Let us begin by acknowledging the Gumbaingirr & Yaegl people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-29.8200638,153.2911796)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Wooli Road
  • Turn on to Diggers Camp Road then drive for 5.4 km
  • Turn right and drive for another 400 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 40 m
  • Keep left and drive for another 3 m
Finish (-29.8281035,153.2845542)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Find the Boorkoom Campground at the start.
After another 20 m pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (15 m on your left).
After another 190 m continue straight.
After another 20 m pass a seat (on your left)., has a backrest.
After another 6 m continue straight.
Then cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
After another 70 m cross the bridge (about 70 m long)
The starting point of an alternate route. Shorter alternate route. To take the alternate route turn right here. Details below.
After another 4 m continue straight.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 60 m cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to Bare Point lookout with views over the coast. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 140 m continue straight.
After another 80 m come to the viewpoint (40 m on your left).
The alternate route finishes here. Continue straight to rejoin the main route at the 1.1 km waypoint. Details below.
After another 320 m turn left.
After another 325 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 480 m turn right.
After another 35 m continue straight.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to a lookout with views over the coastline. To start this optional side trip turn sharp left here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 25 m veer right.
After another 6 m come to the viewpoint (15 m on your left).
After another 120 m cross the bridge (about 5 m long)
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to the beach. To start this optional side trip turn left here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Continue straight.
Then cross the bridge (about 15 m long)
After another 110 m cross the bridge (about 45 m long)
After another 95 m continue straight.
After another 70 m to find the car park.
After another 4 m come to the end.
A car park.
About 35 m past the end is a toilet.

Side trip to Bare Point lookout with views over the coast.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 20 m continue straight.
After another 35 m come to the viewpoint.
After another 20 m turn left.
After another 55 m turn left.
After another 55 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 185 m to the main route.

Shorter alternate route.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 35 m cross the bridge (about 10 m long)
After another 230 m come to the end.
At the end of this alternate route, rejoin the main route.

Side trip to a lookout with views over the coastline.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 20 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 20 m to the main route.

Side trip to the beach.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then head down the surface|wood steps
About 145 m past the end is a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 35 m to the main route.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Wilsons Headland Walking Track


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 2.5 km
Time 45 min to 1 h 15 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required No experience required (2/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 15 m from the start.

Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 830 m apart with the largest gap of 2.4 km.

Seat: There is one 245 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
15 mBoorkoom Campground
Toilet
30 m[toilet]
Toilet
2.5 km[toilet]
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