Reconnect with Nature this Weekend – Try one of these Coastal Bushwalks!28 August 2020 – posted in: Uncategorized
With Pigeon House Mountain closed after the bushfires, we’re all feeling the temporary loss of one of our favourite hikes. We’ve also been on the receiving end of some big storms lately – it almost feels like we’ve been cooped up inside for weeks!
With so many locals and visitors keen to make the most of the beautiful weather forecast for this weekend, we thought we’d share a list of other incredible hikes and walks available in our region.
There are many recommendations that suit any time schedule, ability or age – we hope you’re feeling inspired to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our landscape. We’ll see you out there!
Murramarang Aboriginal Area
All walks are currently open in this beautiful area. This walking track is a 2.2km loop track that passes middens and other sites of great Aboriginal cultural and historic significance. Parking is available at Sand Mines carpark, a short walk from the beginning of the walk.
This is one of the Cupitt’s Estate team’s local favourites!
Pretty Beach to Snake Bay Walking Track
You can start this walk from the Merry Beach car park area, around the snapper point headland walking track, but you can only go as far as singing stones beach and back, a small little beach that is essentially the middle point between pretty beach and snake bay.
You can also start the walk from the Pretty Beach car parking area. There is a small parking fee you will need to pay in the parking area, so please be sure to advise visitors to take cash to pay for the parking fee. The walking track is an adventurous coastal day walk along rock platforms, isolated beaches and through coastal forest. It can only be walked at low tide and in calm weather. Check the tide, swell, or wave size, and weather conditions before you set out, as surf conditions can change quickly.
South Pacific Heathland Reserve
The South Pacific Heathland Reserve is a 14-hectare flora and fauna reserve on the headland between Rennies Beach and Racecourse Beach at the southern end of Ulladulla. It is a special place because of its rich community of rare plants, animals, and birds, including the glossy black cockatoo, and spectacular coastal views. Spot whales from the viewing platforms during their migration season.
Mollymook to Narrawallee Inlet Entrance and return
Heading down along bannister head road, there will be a few small parking bays to the right-hand side of the road overlooking Narrawallee beach. Park your car in one of these areas and stay on the right-hand side of the road. The track will be a short walk down from the parking areas on bannister head road to a track marked down onto the southern end of Narrawallee beach through the nature reserve. If you would like to make it a longer walk, you can follow Narrawallee Beach all the way to the northern end inlet entrance located just off the north end of Narrawallee beach. You can return vis the beach or on the road. Allow up to 1.5-2 hours for the whole walk.
There are so many other amazing walks to do in the Shoalhaven Region – we just can’t fit them all! To explore all of these you can check out the Shoalhaven Tourism’s ‘Play’ section of their website.