Gumgali Track

A short walk to a lookout over Coffs Coast with engaging artworks and sound effects.

Trail information

  • 1.2km
  • 30 minutes
  • Grade 1 - Easy
  • Ascent 85m
  • Descent 85m
  • Out and back
  • Start location: Sealy Lookout Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450, Australia
  • Dogs allowed

This track celebrates Gumbaynggirr language and the Dreaming story of gumgali the black goanna in this place where the Great Dividing Range reaches out to meet the ocean. There are a number of lovely hardwood sculptures and colourful spray art murals along the walk, all featuring the goanna.

Interpretative signs at the start of the walk explain that the Gumbaynggirr people, the first mob, named this place Niigi-niigi meaning charred or like charcoal. Fire was used to manage the forest. The ocean, gaagal, is the totem of Gumbayggirr people and Korora lookout offers a sweeping ocean panorama north towards Moonee. Sea eagles, ngangaar. nest in the area, and a resident koala, dunggir, may be seen in the trees.

A sculptural tallowwood seat along the walk provides a place to rest and commemorates a local elder.

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