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Sawtell is perfect if you are a fitness and adventure enthusiast. Whether you get your adrenalin from walking, running, cycling, kayaking or skateboarding, we have an outlet for you, surrounded by some of the most amazing natural beauty in Australia. If surfing is your rush, check out our Surf Breaks section.

Cycling


Cycling is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to get around the region, and Sawtell is the perfect destination for cyclers looking for a safe and relaxing ride.

The Hogbin Drive cycle path is ideal for a leisurely cycle in either direction. The path is shaded by trees in many sections making for pleasant riding conditions. Many cyclists enjoy a Sunday morning cycle along the Hogbin Drive cycle path into Sawtell and up to the headland and then back to First Avenue for Breakfast from the enviable selection of caf├ęs in Sawtell.

Check out our Recreational Beaches for an early morning pedal beside the Pacific.

Walking

Sawtell Walk (30min to 1 hour)
Follow Boronia Street to the Bonville Headland. From here you can either turn left at the park and cut through to the beach at Sailors Bay, or continue on to the path up the headland. On a clear day you can enjoy the view far as South West Rocks along the coastline.
Continue to the top of the headland (keeping an eye open for passing migratory humpback whales in the season from July through to November), and down the wooden steps to the beach.
You can choose to shorten the duration of your walk by exiting at any of the pathways from the beach to return you to First Avenue.
The round trip from First Avenue, around the headland and exiting at the Surf Club takes about 1/2 an hour at a reasonable pace.

Sawtell Walk Long (1 to 1.5 hours)
As above, but this time continue the full length of Sawtell beach until you reach Boambee Headland to the North. Boambee Headland affords beautiful views to Coffs Harbour and Mutton Bird Island and a challenging cardiovascular workout if you follow the footpath straight up the face of the headland to the water towers. (Once again, watch for whales in season). From the water towers, you can either return to the beach or follow the road to rejoin Sawtell Road to make your way back to First Avenue. Instead, to make the walk a little easier (not shorter) follow the path which leads around the face of the headland back to the car park adjoining Sawtell Road. This pathway is now fully paved and follows the estuary (Boambee Creek) with continuing views of the beach, estuary and hinterland.

Toormina to Boambee Nature Walk (2 hours)
Drive to Centro Shopping Centre, Toormina and start at Apex Park in Toormina Road. Take the concrete path which follows a water course to Jane Circuit. Cross over Jane Circuit and follow a track through a bushland park to the top of the hill where Toormina water tanks are. Keep an eye open for koalas sleeping in the trees. Whilst development is encroaching up the hill, there are still good views to the north up the coast, and views of the mountain ranges to the west across Linden Avenue. The concrete path continues around the hill, south to Sunrise Drive. Take the first grassed lane on your left in Sunrise Drive to Harvey Drive, and a further lane left from Harvey Drive to return to the park, and then any easterly track will return you to Jane Circuit. Retrace your steps over the concrete path to Apex Park, Toormina. With thanks to Maureen Tresize (Sawtell Progress Association) who compiled the original version of these walks.

Sawtell Village (1 hour)
Drive to Centro Shopping Centre, Toormina and start at Apex Park in Toormina Road. Take the concrete path which follows a water course to Jane Circuit. Cross over Jane Circuit and follow a track through a bushland park to the top of the hill where Toormina water tanks are. Keep an eye open for koalas sleeping in the trees. Whilst development is encroaching up the hill, there are still good views to the north up the coast, and views of the mountain ranges to the west across Linden Avenue. The concrete path continues around the hill, south to Sunrise Drive. Take the first grassed lane on your left in Sunrise Drive to Harvey Drive, and a further lane left from Harvey Drive to return to the park, and then any easterly track will return you to Jane Circuit. Retrace your steps over the concrete path to Apex Park, Toormina. With thanks to Maureen Tresize (Sawtell Progress Association) who compiled the original version of these walks.

Kayaking

Boambee Creek Reserve


Boambee Creek is a picture perfect bay with calm, crystal clear water, meandering through pretty beaches, set against a backdrop of lush mangroves and trees.

You can hire a Stand Up Paddleboard, canoe, single or double Kayak from C Change Adventures at Boambee Creek Reserve and away you go.

Paddle upcreek with the incoming tide and turn around and paddle back as the tide runs out. Fishing, relaxing, flora and the amazing birdlife are just the beginning. Wrap yourself in the unspoilt beauty of mother nature.

Get the adrenalin pumping, surrounded by natural beauty of Sawtell...

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