Shelly Beach TrailA 2 Days, 20km Return walk | Grade 3/6
This trip is a two-day bushwalk to a remote campsite in Myall Lakes National Park. The track starts at Boomeri Campground and heads to Shelly Beach campground following the Old Gibber Road. It is approximately 10 km one-way to the campground (turn left at the signposted intersection 8km into the walk). Day one is out to camp, day two is a return trip along the same track.
There is a gate at the start of the walk, some wheelchair users can duck under the gate, others lift the wire cable barrier about 10m to the right of the gate to start the trail. The road has two short hills that may require some assistance.
The journey follows a management trail (a closed dirt road) the whole way. This means it’s an unsealed sandy/stoney surface that is wide enough for a vehicle to drive along. The track is in excellent condition without major ruts. Depending on the group, it typically takes around 4-hours to reach camp.
Shelly Beach Campground is a large flat open grassy area on the lakes edge – there is a shallow sandy entry if you are up for a swim. Assuming no fire ban, bushwalkers can light a small campfire in designated campfire locations.
The campsite is not drive-in, so you must carry all our own gear the 10km from the carpark. That means opting for light, small gear wherever possible. It may make sense to share some gear (e.g. tent, stove, pots) with others on the trip.
There is a toilet near the start of the walk (with a small step up) at Boomeri Campground.
At Shelly Beach campsite, there is a toilet block with two toilets, up 5 timber steps.
Potential candidate for Naturally Accessible Audit, from visit.
Driving to the start