NSW’s newest multi day walk has opened up on the beautiful south coast!
The 35km Murramarang South Coast Walk traverses the length of Murramarang National Park between Pretty Beach and Maloneys Beach, taking walkers through ancient rainforest, across stunning cliff tops and along pristine beaches.
At Region X We’re lucky enough to have this stunning walk right in our backyard and even luckier to be able to guide groups of guests along the trail with our premium pack free experience, the Murramarang Coast Journey.
Throughout the winter months, our guides and guests have come back from each walk absolutely raving about how incredible it is, and we thought it would be rude not to share!
So here’s our highlights from the Murramarang South Coast Walk so far!
1. Spotting Whales
2. Premium Accommodation options
There are some excellent cliffside vantage points to stop for a snack and a breather and scan the horizon for the telltale splash of whales. May to October is prime time for whale watching on the Far South Coast. You might need to factor in some extra walking during those months to make the most of the Whale Superhighway!
3. Kayaking across Durras Lake
Halfway along Durras Beach is a gorgeous, tidal lake. While most walkers wade through the mouth of the lake down on the beach, we make the most of our support vehicle and kayak across the lake instead! On this gentle paddle we see stingrays, fish, seagrass meadows, sometimes octopus and always plenty of birds.
4. Geological Marvels
The Murramarang coast is one of the most geologically significant in NSW. One of our favourite features are the ‘drop stones’. These are volcanic stones carried out to sea in glacier ice, then dropped to the sea floor which are now exposed by erosion on the shoreline. The one at Myrtle Beach is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere!
5. Pack free exploring
Not all multi day hikes need to be done while wearing a big heavy pack! Murramarang national Park is easily accessible by road, so we have a driver to accompany all our premium walking journeys. The vehicle carries extra water, food for the journey and all the guests personal gear. This means they can enjoy the trail with a light pack and it gives us the flexibility to adjust the walking days to suit all levels of hiking experience.
6. Diverse Landscape
As you wind your way along the Murramarang South Coast Walk, you move from high exposed clifftops, along sparkling beaches and into lush cool, dense rainforest all within a few kilometres. The variety of landscapes and the rate at which they change keeps the walk fresh and interesting the whole way.
7. Gourmet food
Who says you can’t have champagne and a cheese platter during a multi day hike? With a support car it’s easy to turn your back on the dehydrated camp meals and opt for something a little more fancy! As an added bonus, our walking guides double as gourmet chefs so you’re guaranteed to be well fed with delicious local, home cooked food each day.
8. Wildlife and birdlife
No matter how many times we hike this track, seeing kangaroos on the beach never gets old! Birds are active all along the trail and sometimes we get a glimpse of a lyrebird which is extra special. Even on the walks where we don’t see one, you can always hear their spectacular, metallic, mimicking calls echoing through the rainforest. Our guides are all self confessed bird nerds and this hike is a bird lover’s dream!
9. Learn from locals
Our guides are locals on the South Coast and have plenty of stories and facts to keep you entertained while you hike. The traditional custodians of the Murramarang area are the Yuin people, and they have an incredible wealth of knowledge to share with those that are willing to listen and learn. The walk itself features local aboriginal interpretations of the area and our guides have also learned a lot from the local Yuin people over the years.
10. Accessible hiking
Although the walk is rated grade 4, much of the terrain is flat and gentle, making it really well suited to walkers of all abilities, particularly first-time multi-day walkers and families with older children. There are also sections of boardwalk, that make for easy walking while protecting the environment. Opting for the premium Murramarang Coast Journey is even more accessible because you have a support driver, comfortable accommodation and food provided each night.
This walk is the perfect opportunity to start exploring outdoors and experience a world class stretch of natural wilderness.
Do yourself a favour, start planning your getaway, and get in touch today!