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Corindi Beach

Situated roughly 36 kilometres north of Coffs Harbour and 40 kilometres south of Grafton along the Pacific Highway, Corindi consists of a small village community set in largely untouched bush and coastal lands. The islands, ocean, headlands and estuaries in this area are within the Solitary Islands Marine Park.

Corindi Beach offers long, rolling beaches and pockets of coastal rainforests, with many walks and cultural activities.

The surrounding areas to the west of Corindi Beach offer vast expanses of bushland and rainforest with a history of gold mining in early settlement days. It is ideal terrain for four-wheel driving with many mountain streams and water holes for swimming. There are extensive blueberry and exotic fruit farms north west of the village. Corindi Beach has a tavern, a caravan park, general store, service station, arts and crafts and an Aboriginal cultural centre.

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Gumbaynggirr Culture

The Gumbaynggirr people have occupied the Coffs Coast region for thousands of years, forming one of the largest coastal Aboriginal nations in New South Wales.They are renowned as the ‘sharing people’ because their land was so rich that food and other resources were commonly shared with other nations.

The Garby Elders are a tribal group who recognise the lands and seas from Moonee northward along the coast past Wooli and inland to the east bank of the Orara River.In the 1930’s the Gumbaynggirr were forced from their camp on Red Rock River, southward near Corindi (adjacent to the present day Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre). 10 years later the camps moved to the banks of the Pipe Clay Lake, Corindi Beach, where the Garby Elders still continue to camp today.