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Yarrahapinni, New South Wales

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About 40 minutes north of Kempsey, Yarrahapinni boasts one of the most spectacular views on the coast. On a clear day, from the top of 498-metre Mount Yarrahapinni in the Yarriabini National Park, you can almost see the entire Macleay Valley Coast. A significant place for both the Dunghutti and Gumbaynggirr nations, Yarriabini means koala rolling (but they don’t recommend trying that yourself. It’s a long way down, and they love koalas). The place name Yarrahappini is the corrupted version of this original Indigenous word. When you’ve taken in the amazing view, enjoy a scenic drive or a lovely walk through Yarrahapinni’s dense, old growth forests filled with flooded gums and hoop pines, learn about the local Aboriginal Dreamtime story and see the matching mosaics depicting the legend before making your way back down towards the coast to where the rainforest meets the sea.

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