- Dammeral Cres, Emerald Beach
- Duration 1 Hour
- Difficulty Rating Grade 2
- No bushwalking experience required. The track is hardened or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps. Walks no greater than 10km.
Look At Me Now Headland is part of the Moonee Beach Reserve and is best accessed from the gorgeous little town of Emerald Beach, 15 minutes North of Coffs Harbour. It is an easy walk and wheelchair accessible with scenic views all the way and a spectacular outlook to Moonee Beach. This is an awesome place for whale watching in winter and bird watching in spring. Eastern Grey kangaroos are abundant, but don’t get too close as they are powerful creatures that may attack if they feel threatened.
At the start of the walk make sure to check out the National Parks & Wildlife Service information panels that provide details about the Aboriginal cultural heritage of the area, as well as flora and fauna that you may come across. The walk is short and tranquil, offering fabulous scenic views far out to sea. From the lookout you will have a clear view to the Moonee Beach Reserve, and Mt Coramba to the West. It is a perfect spot for whale watching, and there is access to the beach.
No matter the season, you are likely to encounter Eastern Grey kangaroos nibbling on the grass, and White-bellied Sea Eagles, Ospreys, and Brahminy Kites soaring above the coastline in search of prey. Pack a picnic and have a relaxing lunch high on the headland between the dwarfed kangaroo grass and rocky heath. You may spot a threatened Zieria, a rare plant with glossy, tough leaves and pink and white blossoms in spring.
This is a significant site for the local Aboriginal community. Several years ago when the location was threatened by development, more than 5000 members of the community, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, came together to protect this special spot. Thanks to their efforts, we can all enjoy this unspoiled piece of nature.