3 Day Coastal Escape. Kayak, Cycle, Hike - South Coast NSW
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: NSW
- Product code: PUQBPK
The coastal National Park boats some of the best Australian Beaches and showcases amazing temperate forest, wildlife at every tern and a quite almost undiscovered atmosphere, making for an amazing place to enjoy.
Throughout this 3 day journey you will experience the Parks highlights through mixed transport means.
Hike easy or challenging coastal trails and beaches dotted with rainforest, expansive coastal views and great spots to enjoy lunch and a swim.
Cycle on easy trails to amazing rock pools to enjoy lunch and a swims
Sea Kayak amazing coastal sections of the park visiting ancient geological features, quiet coves, round the islands and experience remote beaches.
Snorkel and try your hand at collecting coastal seafood for your evening feast!
The tour is suitable for local and international travellers. The guide team can tailor the intensity of the chosen route to match the groups ability and desire, including options for kids.
Some park highlights
Spanning 44km of dramatic coastline, Murramarang National Park is the ultimate spot to soak up some sun and explore the cliffs, headlands and pristine beaches of the NSW south coast. Be sure to pack your swimmers to hit the surf, your binoculars to spot peregrine falcons and sea eagles that soar high above the cliffs and even try to catch your dinner.
This is one of the rare spots in Australia where the spotted gums grow right down to the ocean, offering plenty of shade in the warmer months and a stunning backdrop for a nature escape all year round.
It’s a great place to spend a few days or a week !
Aboriginal people have a long connection with the Country of Murramarang National Park, and this continues to the present day. The south coast headlands have long been a focus for economic life, giving easy access to the food resources of both the sea and the land, and plants within the park provided medicines and shelter. There is much evidence of the past today, including shell middens, tool manufacturing sites and indications of a specialised industry producing bone points and fishing hooks. Take a walk around Murramarang Aboriginal Area, near Bawley Point - there's a complex of middens that are of great cultural value.
One of the really special things in Murramarang is the forest of majestic spotted gums; it’s one of the biggest continuous stands in NSW. With an understorey of burrawang palms, the forest stretches right down to the ocean and is truly a sight to see. You’ll easily recognise the spotted gums – they have a smooth, dimpled bark which is shed in summer to produce a mottled cream and grey ‘spotted’ appearance.
There’s an abundance of wildlife living in Murramarang National Park, but by far one of the highlights is seeing eastern grey kangaroos that spend their days dozing near the beaches and by campgrounds until dusk when they gather to feed. In the moist forests of the park you might see lyrebirds fossicking in leaf litter. Look for the stately, strutting wonga pigeon with its pastel blue-grey back feathers and black dotted stomach. If you don’t see it, you may well hear its repetitive, deep ‘whoop, whoop’ call that carries through the forest.
Birdwatchers are in for a treat; the park boasts more than 90 species of birdlife including three owl species, peregrine falcons, sea eagles, gannets, shearwaters, white-faced storm petrels, sooty oystercatchers, eastern yellow robins, satin bowerbirds, the rufous fantail and even a penguin colony. Look for the sea eagles and peregrine falcons soaring above the park’s cliffs and headlands and the rufous fantails and eastern yellow robins in rainforest gullies around Durras Mountain. You’re most likely to see sooty oystercatchers wading around the edges of lake areas.
Day Prior to your Tour - We strongly recommend you arrive the day prior, we can offer Airport Pickups. Travellers will be met by a Region X staff at the Canberra International Airport. You will be transferred via comfortable air conditioned transport to Murramarang National Park. The road journey includes a few stops to check out the local sites and grab some lunch. The area surrounding Canberra has a rich Pastoral Settlement history before the Great Dividing Range - Australia’s Longest mountain range steeply falls away to the East Coast. The temperate forest here showcases various waterways prior to arrival in Batemans Bay, a historic timber village now a popular seaside holiday destination. You can choose to check into your National Park accommodation by adding another night or a Batemans Bay Hotel (not included in tour price) Here you will meet the rest of the guide team and be settled into your Cabin accommodation in the heart of Murramarang National Park just north of Batemans Bay, a great base to explore from. While lazy Eastern Grey Kangaroos sleep on your lawn, settle in and enjoy a beach walk to stretch your legs before the evening meal. Note: The above is not Included in Tour price.
Cycle to amazing coastal scenery
Day 1 - Cycling. Be greeted with Batemans Bay hotel pickups from Region X staff or if your staying onsite at Murramarang, wake to the sounds of Bowerbirds, Kookaburras and King Parrots as your guides serve breakfast and prepare lunch for your cycle trip. Enjoy a short vehicle shuttle to the south end of the Park for an easy cycle through Spotted Gum Eucalypts, ancient Cycads and enjoy frequent rest stops to admire the views over the ocean. The Cycling is relatively easy as we follow fire trails and often stop to walk and discover sandstone colours in the cliffs at each very different beach! Arriving at North Head the southernmost tip of Murramarang we find the areas best rock pools and take a dip before enjoying lunch. After lunch choose to continue cycling or grab the vehicle transfer back to your cabin or for the willing, stay on the bike and enjoy the cycle home. In the evening enjoy the possibility of an impromptu snorkel session to collect Abalone or Lobster or simply enjoy a relaxed afternoon. Included: Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
Day 2 - Sea Kayaking. The best part about sea kayaking is getting to remote locations and thats what we do! The most inaccessible stretch of the park lies north of your cabins and offers the best sea kayaking opportunities. We use double expedition style sea kayaks and load up our lunch and swimmers for a day out exploring isolated beaches and islands. If you lucky spot dolphins and whales and put up the sails for an afternoon sail back to camp. In the evening take a guided spotlight walk to find Possums and Powerful Owls. Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3 - Hiking. With various options for hiking within the park your spoilt for choice! Amazing sandstone summits for views or leisurely coastal trails to beaches, your guides will discuss the options and preferences for the group, either way you will continue to discover and fall in love with the area. (enjoy lunch on route). In the evening we visit the town of Batemans Bay to enjoy a restaurant dinner at award winning Sams Pizzeria on the Waterfront. Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and slow pack up, say goodbye to the local kangaroos and your new friends! While many people continue their Australian adventures south to Melbourne or north to Sydney, those travelling back to Canberra or Sydney Airports can add an Airport Drop off. Included: Breakfast
- 3 nights Accommodation on nights 1, 2 & 3. Twin share basis at Murramarang National Park Beach Cabins.
- All meals from Dinner Day 1 to Breakfast Day 4 including an evening restaurant meal in Batemans Bay.
- All transfers to and from and equipment for activities, Sea Kayaking and Cycling (Please see equipment list for extras)
- Qualified and Experienced guides who are also amazing chefs! These guys and girls make every effort to make your trip fun while at the same time ensuring your safety
- All necessary Permits and Licences to enter the National Park.
Whats Not Included
- All flights, airport arrival and departure taxes and fees to and from Australia
- Transfers to and from Canberra or Sydney Airport before and after your tour - You will need to provide us with your arrival and departure details if you would like a pickup service.
- Accommodation the night prior to your tour
- Alcoholic beverages while on the tour
- Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel Insurance or emergency evacuation charges
- Hotels and meals not included in the itinerary
- Visa, passport and vaccination charges
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