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Darby River

Medium walk / Day walk

Walks departing from Darby River

Darby Beach

Commencing at the Darby River car park, a sandy track follows Darby River as it winds its way to the coast. The small exposed beach is embraced at each end by rocky headlands. Please stay on the beach and avoid climbing fragile sand dunes.

Distance: 1.1km from car park.
Grade: Easy.

Darby River to Tongue Point

Offering magnificent views of Darby Swamp, Vereker Range and Darby and Cotters Beach, this walk climbs gently through wind swept coastal vegetation before following the headland towards Tongue Point, a coastal headland jewelled with stacks of weathered granite. The track ends prior to the semi-attached island. For your safety don’t attempt to cross over to it.

Just before the Darby Saddle track junction, a short side track with some steps leads down to the delightful and secluded Fairy Cove. For your safety, check tides before you go.

This walk commences at the southern end of Darby River carpark.

Distance: 3.8 km.
Time: 2 hours.
Grade: Moderate.

Darby River, Fairy Cove, Tongue Point, Darby Saddle

This track covers the stunning Tongue Point coastal area. Walkers will need to organise a car shuttle.

Distance: 9.4 km.
Time: 3.5 hours.
Grade: Moderate / Hard.

Refer to the Park Note - Walking Guide below for more information.