Mount Yacaaba Walking Track

YACAABA WALKING TRACK

Location: Hawks Nest, NSW (Myall Lakes National Park)
Distance: 6.3km return to the Beach Road Car Park
Time frame: 2.5 hours… this was with a nice rest at the top and some geocaching too!
Grade: 4
Elevation: 185m above sea level

GETTING TO THE START OF THE TRACK

The walking track starts at the southern end of Bennetts Beach.

We parked at the end of Beach Road and it is around a 1.5km walk along the beach to the start of the track.

The walking track to the beach.

Looking towards Mt Yacaaba from the start of the beach track.

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THE TERRAIN

The track starts off around a short rocky section by the water and then begins to climb quite quickly before easing a little.

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TO THE SUMMIT!

Once you have walked around 1km you can continue to the summit which is another 500m and this section is very rocky and steep – but well worth the effort!

The view from the half way point – looking back towards Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens.

From this point on it goes straight UP to the summit!

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THE REWARD!

The views are nothing short of spectacular! On the way up you can see glimpses of the water through the trees. There is a viewing area around the 1km mark that looks back to Tea Gardens, Hawks Nest and beyond. Once at the top the view out to sea and of Seal Rocks and Mt Tomaree is stunning!!

Mt Tomaree

We really enjoyed this walk! Our kids (5 & 8 yrs old) did an amazing job with some really steep sections to climb. 

There was a geocache near the top too – so we logged another one!!  Caitlin had her little green bag of trinkets so we swapped some treasures 🙂

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If you enjoy hiking and are in the area, we highly recommend this walk!

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