Turn off Cameron St at the southerly end of Maclean into Jubilee St. This street then heads south-east out to Brooms Head. After about 19 km there is a turnoff on the left that leads, after 2 km, to the Lake Arragan Rest Area. A loop road will take people off this slip road to Red Cliff Rest Area where there is a lookout. The coastline off both of these rest areas provide outstanding surfing conditions. Swimming and angling may likewise be enjoyed.

The 10-km Angourie Walking Track begins at Lake Arragan Rest Area. It heads north past Plumbago Beach (which has walk-in camping facilities), Plumbago Head, Caves Beach, Shelley Headland, Shelley Beach (the last two even have walk-in camping facilities), Dirrangan Lookout and Woody Bluff to Mara Creek Picnic Area (see entry on Yamba). Regarded as among the very best coast walks in the country, it is perfect in spring and early summer when the wildflowers are in blossom, attracting the maximum of birdlife.

Supposing that you carry on along the Brooms Head Rd to the outskirts of Brooms Head, there is an unsealed 10-km road on the right which leads to a shady outdoor camping area at the mouth of the Sandon River. This is an excellent place for fishing.