Discover 10 Breathtaking Wonders of the South Coast: Unforgettable Walking Tours

Discover 10 Breathtaking Wonders of the South Coast: Unforgettable Walking Tours

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If you’re looking for an adventure that will take you off the beaten path and show you the natural beauty of Australia, the great walking tours of the South Coast of NSW are an absolute must-see. This area is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the country, with miles of pristine coastline, rugged cliffs, and dense rainforests that are just waiting to be explored.

Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just starting out, there are plenty of walking tours available that will suit your needs. Design your south coast track itinerary from the options below.


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Guided Tours:

These tours are led by knowledgeable and friendly guides who will take you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the area. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history and culture of the region, as well as the unique flora and fauna that call it home.


Some popular options for walking tours on the south coast NSW are:

  • Tilba’s Taste of Town & Country Walking Tour:  This 3-hour Slow Food Walk is the essential ticket when visiting Central Tilba. Your journey begins with Discover 10 Breathtaking Wonders of the South Coasta historical narrative with your local guide. Throughout the walk taste your way into the past, of these beautiful National Trust villages. The local produce includes morsels of sweet and savory along the way. 
  • Tilba’s Art Trail Tour by E bike  Tilba Walk’s insight into the local artisans and local food makers of the region is something not to be missed.

An Easter week special.

  • Heritage Festival Walking Tour. Experience the village of Central Tilba. Enjoy an early morning walk, learn about the history, the cultural significance, and the shared stories of this National Trust Village. Tilba Walks Heritage Talks explores the living history of the region as your local guide.

  • The Bingi Dreaming Track and the Gulaga Mountain walk are significant indigenous walking trails and lead through New South Wales National Parks. These tracks and trails are among the harder options for walkers.
    • Bingi Dreaming Track This coastal walk within the Eurobodalla National Park is of immense cultural significance to the traditional landowners. Indigenous tours explain its songlines as invisible threads with messages about food, water, laws, and seasons.
    • Gulaga Mountain Walk.  Gulaga is an ancient forested volcano, along with its landscape is important for Aboriginal people and especially significant to the Yuin women of the NSW South Coast. The steep track up the mountain was built in 1894 for gold miners. Take the gravel path between the café and the car park in Tilba Tilba and continue up the mountain. At ‘Halfway Rock’ the Battery Trail leads 1.6km off the main track around the side of the ridge to the foundations of the mine manager’s residence.
      Return to the main track, and 30 minutes later you should reach ‘The Saddle’—a great rest spot where magnificent giant granite tors are hidden in the rainforest. Push onto the summit with its spectacular views of the coast.
  • The Murramarang Coast walking tour is a breathtaking experience that takes you through one of the most pristine and unspoiled stretches of the Australian coastline. This tour offers a chance to explore the Murramarang National Park, which is home to an incredible array of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, and over 200 species of birds. Along the way, you’ll discover hidden beaches, rugged headlands, and ancient forests that have remained virtually unchanged for millions of years. With expert guides to lead the way, you’ll be immersed in the beauty and wonder of the Murramarang Coast, making memories that will last a lifetime.

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Self-guided walks:

If Gulaga Mountain is beyond your fitness levels, the following south coast tracks might be of interest:

  • Burrewarra Point Banksia walk: An easy walk on a sandy track will take you through the forest, past an old WW2 communications bunker, and onto a lookout platform. Continue further around the point to see the headland beacon and southerly for a series of spectacular clifftop views which are perfect for land-based whale watching during the spring migration.
  • Find an overview and directions to 23 of the most popular walks and trails near The Bower, including:

    • Free Walks in the Eurobodalla Regional Botanical Gardens
    • Walks in Murramarang National Park
    • Cullendulla Mangrove walk
    • Broulee Island
    • Bingi Dreaming track
    • Mummaga Lake walk
    • Mill Bay Boardwalk an easy walk that leads you over the waters of the Wagonga Inlet in Narooma. You can extend this walk beyond Apex park and walk all the way to Dalmeny in a shared pathway.
    • Mystery Bay to 1080 Beach
    • Bellbrook Farm Loop is an easier option that will lead you to the foothills of Gulaga. It is accessed from Station Street in Central Tilba, behind the historic Dromedary Hotel.
    • The Big Hole and Marble Arch

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Lookouts: 

Here are just A Few Of The Scenic Lookouts On Offer:

Big Bit Lookout: With its turnoff just 14km north of Batemans Bay, Big Bit Lookout commands stunning views of the coastline and mountain ranges, making for an unmissable panoramic photo-opp.

Holmes Lookout: Perched high up on the ridgeline, which the King’s Highway from Canberra straddles, Holmes Lookout peers out over the mighty Clyde River. And its meandering form that concludes at the blue of the Pacific Ocean. Batemans Bay and glimpses of the gorgeous Budawang Ranges are also ripe for viewing.


 

and in Tuross Head:

Nelson Parade Boardwalk If you walk along the cliff top from the junction of Jutland Avenue and Nelson Parade, towards the sea you will come to Wolfe Park where plaques for those lost on the bar have been placed under a Norfolk Pine.

and at Narooma

Australia Rock, a favourite spot for Instagram photos. Just beside Australia Rock, along the break wall, is a seal colony nestled in amongst the rocks.


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Other walks on your way to The Bower:

For those who prefer a more leisurely pace, there are plenty of shorter walking tours available as well.

The Kiama Coastal Walk is a 22km track that takes you along the picturesque coastline from Minnamurra to Gerringong. Along the way, you’ll pass through quaint coastal villages, past hidden coves, and over rugged headlands. There are plenty of opportunities to stop for a swim or a picnic along the way, making this the perfect option for a day out with the family.

If you’re interested in learning more about the local flora and fauna, the

  • Minnamurra Rainforest Walk is a must-see. This easy 1.6km stroll takes you through the lush rainforest of the Minnamurra River valley, where you’ll spot a wide variety of native birds, butterflies, and reptiles. There are plenty of informative signs along the way that will teach you about the unique ecosystem of the area.

Further South, and a little more challenging:

  • Pigeon House Mountain is a beautiful hiking destination located in Morton National Park, New South Wales, Australia. The mountain stands at 720 meters and is known for its spectacular views of the surrounding landscape, including the Budawang Range, Clyde River, and the Tasman Sea.

The hike to the summit typically takes between 2 to 3 hours, depending on your pace and fitness level. It is considered moderate to challenging, with a distance of 5.6 km. The trail can be steep at times, and hikers should be prepared for some scrambling and rock climbing toward the summit. Plan to spend some extra time at the summit to enjoy the views and take photos.


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Further South again:

One of the most popular walking tours in the area is the Light to Light Walk, which takes you along the stunning coastline between Boyds Tower and Green Cape Lighthouse. This 31km trek will take you through towering forests, past secluded beaches, and over rugged headlands. Along the way, you’ll spot a wide variety of wildlife, from kangaroos and wallabies to seals and whales.

No matter which walking tour you choose, you’ll be treated to some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia. From towering cliffs to secluded beaches, this area has it all. And with knowledgeable guides to lead the way, you’ll learn about the unique history and culture of the region, as well as the incredible wildlife that call it home.


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If you’re planning a trip to the South Coast of NSW, be sure to make time for one of these incredible walking tours. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, there’s something here for everyone. And with so much to see and explore, you’ll want to come back again and again to experience the natural beauty of this stunning region.


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