Great Coastal Walk South Coast NSW - 3 Days
- Duration: 3 Days (approx.)
- Location: Batemans Bay, NSW
- Product code: PE1KBH
Based out of Batemans Bay, witness incredible mountain ranges and varied jagged dramatic coastline, colour rich sandstone layers and conglomerates awaiting discovery.
Each of the three days on this journey are surprisingly different, walking this stretch of coast is an intricate insight into the timeline of the Australian environment, be prepared to walk rock ledges, sandy beaches, pebbly coves and forest trails.
Walking with only a day pack you can enjoy the relative weightless hiking with optional side hikes, yummy lunches and arrive to your private beachfront villa accommodation along route.
The walk itself starts on the Southern end of the National Park we strongly suggest you stay in the town of Batemans Bay the evening prior to your walk, you can book this through us or search great places to stay online.
730am - Hotel Pickups commence
Be greeted at your hotel by your guides, we load your cabin baggage into the van, and enjoy a transfer into the southern end of the park. With only your day packs (available for use from Region X) we commence the walk along forested trails along some incredible cliff top vantage points where wildlife viewing such as Whale watching is very special treat anytime from June - November.
Beaches such as North Head beach, Honeysuckle, Myrtle, Oakey and Richmond all connect through forested trails that rise over headlands and emerge as subtle paths onto sandy shores. Any of these form great resting and lunch stops (supplied en-route).
Conglomerate rock visibly ends and gives way to the southern point of the Sydney Sandstone basin after lunch where visitors walk the varied layers of sandstone through cracks and coves to your first night accommodation.
Check in to your twin share beachfront private villa and enjoy the comfort of complimentary champagne served on your cabin deck with your afternoon tea, we celebrate the first day on the trail together, later your guides will leave and dinner is served at the onsite restaurant.
Post breakfast we load your cabin baggage into our vehicle transfer and set off along the beach. Cookies beach ends is a short rock scramble prior to setting off on the long open stretch of Durras Main beach, a beautiful long stretch of shoes off walking. If we are lucky we can spot dolphins in the surf and daily new flotsam on the beach. Durras Lake enters the ocean half way along the sand where a river wade ensures we reach the other side. The northern end of the beach is a great spot to stop for lunch prior to the uphill rainforest hike over Point Upright, a dominant sea cliff. We arrive at Depot beach one of the coasts remnant loggers camps, now an exclusive holiday destination. Here kangaroos are tame and incredible bird life enjoys the climate.
Settle in to your accommodation and enjoy an afternoon of exploring the area. You can request to try a snorkel session or swim.
After breakfast leave the comfort of your accommodation and stroll off along the trail to iconic Pebbly Beach where resident Kangoroos and found fame as visitors come to photograph them lazing on the beach in true Australian style. The beach is also a popular surf spot and one of the prettiest beaches on the South Coast.
The trail winds over ridges and down to beaches, creeks meet the ocean here as the dominant Durras Mountain (the largest mountain in the area) provides a watershed and pockets of rainforest relish with the moisture. The views to the ocean are amazing and the rock platforms are all individually striking. Spend time discovering the beauty of the landscape.
With lunch along the way, you spend the day discovering an almost different National Park as compared to the first days. As the afternoon continues here is little wonder why the end location is called Pretty Beach, a striking white sand and rainforest location you end your hike at the National Parks office.
Transport will collect you and take you back to your Batemans Bay Hotel of Choice.
We also encourage our groups to meet up for a post tour dinner in town at any number of local restaurants.