Joggly Point

New South Wales

A lovely easy walk in the Dirawong Reserve (Dirawong is the aborigine word for goanna) for all the family along the sandy pathways and through the low coastal scrub to great views from the headland.

Bird Watching
Heritage Sites
No Dogs Permitted
No Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there:

From Evans Head, cross the bridge and turn left into Ocean Drive and follow it to the very end, where there is room to park and provides access to the trail. On the way in, stop at the Razorback Lookout on Ocean Drive, as there are a number of interpretive notice boards at the far end of the car park that will tell you the origins of Goanna Headland.

Parking in Ocean Drive is limited, but if you continue around the corner on Wirraway Avenue and then left into Anson Avenue, there is further parking.


Dirawong Reserve Walking Tracks

Route/Trail notes:

Follow the pathway from the end of Ocean Drive along the side of the houses, before entering the scrub proper. You can see the sandy path from here up over a small hill. The area is crisscrossed with paths, but head up the hill and just over the top, branch left and this will take you down a gully and onto the headland, where to your left is Piano Rock and The Big Cutting. The headland itself is 250m year old bedrock.

From Anson Avenue, take the track to your left till you cross the main pathway and turn right down to the headland.

Return by the same routes.



Other References/Comments:

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GPS Tracks


A photo excursion with the Wednesday Wanderers from Ballina.

digARTal on 14 Jul, 2021

Gorgeous hike, suggest to do in cooler months as there isn’t much cover and it gets HOT

Suzanne on 12 Feb, 2021

A moody, cloudy day by the coast 🌧️
Great little track with very dramatic views.

rb on 4 Jan, 2021

I have done this walk a number of times over the years, but this was the first time I have witnessed a pod of whales no more than 400m off the headland frolicking about. Fantastic.

F.A.B. on 29 Sep, 2015


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