About 40 minutes north of Kempsey, Yarrahapinni boasts one of the most spectacular views on the coast. On a clear day, from the top of 498-metre Mount Yarrahapinni in the Yarriabini National Park, you can almost see the entire Macleay Valley Coast.
When you’ve taken in the amazing views, enjoy a stop at the Pines Picnic Area where you’ll be surrounded by dense rainforest. Facilities include free gas barbecues, campfire pit with hot plate, sheltered picnic tables and composting toilets. While you’re there, take some time to admire the Aboriginal artwork and learn about the significance of this area to the local Aboriginal people.
After lunch take a stroll through Yarriabini National Park exploring the lush, subtropical rainforest, babbling creeks and a vibrant array of native wildlife that is the Yarriabini National Park.
A significant place for both the Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations, Yarriabini means ‘koala rolling’ (but we don’t recommend trying that yourself. It’s a long way down, and we love our koalas).
The place name “Yarrahappini” is the corrupted version of this original indigenous word.
After taking in all the that Yarriabini National Park offers make your way back down towards the coast to where the rainforest meets the sea.