Great South Coast Walk 5 Day Package Ex Sydney
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: P411L2
The South Coast of NSW is famous for its temperate climate and amazing beaches. The area of Murramarang National Park near Batemans Bay is no exception, escape the city and join this relaxing coastal tour.
This 5 day package is a perfect way to experience sights outside of the busy city of Sydney. Escape the crowds to the south coast, where beaches are often empty and we share the area with amazing wildlife! Throughout the 5 days travelers will witness incredible forests and varied jagged dramatic coastline, colour rich sandstone layers, world class beaches, swimming opportunities and geology awaiting discovery.
Each of the beaches along the coast are surprisingly different. Walking the 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.
Hiking with only a day pack you can enjoy the relative weightless hiking with optional side hikes, yummy lunches and arrive to your cabin destination along route mid afternoon for relaxing, swimming and great dinners. We like to have plenty of time for book reading or optional activities including kayaking, snorkeling and fishing.
10am - Hotel Pickups commence in Sydney
Be greeted at your hotel by your driver and a comfortable air conditioned vehicle, we load your baggage, and soon the city will be behind you. The journey takes approximately 4 hours with multiple stops along the way for bathrooms and lunch. Arrive at your comfortable Batemans Bay hotel late afternoon and enjoy an easy check in and choose any dinner* location along the town waterfront. Take a stroll around the town and waterfront prior to settling down to rest for the evening.
*Dinner night 1 not included, our staff will show you various restaurant choices.
After breakfast - We collect you from the hotel and commence the adventure into the National Park. Your guide team will be ready for your first activity day. With only your day packs we commence the hike 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 accommodation.
Check in to your twin share beachfront cabin and enjoy the comfort of afternoon tea and later dinner at the onsite restaurant.
Post breakfast we load your cabin baggage into our vehicle transfer and walkers 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. 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 birdlife enjoys the climate.
Settle in to your cabin accommodation and enjoy an afternoon of exploring the area. This afternoon is your best chance for some time off, relax or you can request to try a snorkel session or some beach fishing with your guides.
After breakfast leave the comfort of your cabin 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 an optional steep hike to the mountain summit, and 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 Accommodation for the final night dinner together.
After breakfast, Take the last look at the beach, enjoy the rainforest and the sand on your toes! After breakfast today we transfer you back to your Sydney hotel of choice.
Please note: Region X is the premier hiking and sea kayak company on the South Coast of NSW. Your hiking days can be tranferred into Sea Kayak Days should you choose (weather pending).