3 Day Murramarang Coast Journey – Departing canberra
the classic Murramarang Coast Journey – signature 3 day walk – departing canberra
A walking tour
Walk to the sound of Lyre birds
Discover pristine National Park.
Location: CAnberra to Canbera
Duration: 3 days
Price: from $1199
- Fully guided 3 day walk experience
- 2 nights accommodation private beach front villas
- All meals from morning tea day 1 to lunch day 3
- All activities
- Transfer to and from Canberra to walk start
- Photos of your experience
Features & Highlights
- Day pack only walking
- Overnight baggage transferred by our driver
- 3 diverse walking days a mix of cliff top, beaches and rainforest trails
- Villa accommodation
the signature south coast nsw walk experience
The South Coast of NSW is famous for its temperate climate and amazing beaches. The area of Murramarang National Park is no exception. Based out of Batemans Bay, witness incredible temperate forest and varied jagged dramatic coastline, colour rich sandstone layers and conglomerates awaiting discovery.
Walking with only a day pack on this truly supported and guided hike, you can enjoy the relative weightless hiking with optional side hikes, yummy food and arrive to your cabin destination along route.
At your accommodation there is ample time to enjoy a peaceful beaches by yourself or tuck into that book you bring along.
“The whole experience was amazing, from the quiet inaccessible beaches to the amazing food provided and of course the walking itself. What a way to connect with nature as you traverse through Murramarang.”
DAY prior to your arrival
We recommend you arrive in Canberra the day prior to your adventure.
You can choose any number of hotels for your first night, we are happy to make a suggestion for you.
630am – Hotel Pickups commence in Canberra
Be greeted at your hotel by your hiking guides, we load your baggage and start the 2 hour journey to your walk start location, the southern end of the park. With only your day packs (BYO or available for use from Region X) 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 most 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 villa and enjoy afternoon tea.
Tonight dinner will be 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 in 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 new flotsam on the beach. Durras Lake enters the ocean half way along the sand where a river wade or a short kayak trip ensures we reach the other side. Here you will cross the border from 1 shire to another.
The Lake is an Intermittent Closed or Open Lake System (ICOL) your guides will have advice on whether to expect a river crossing at the entrance or you may find the lake system closed, meaning the long stretch of unbroken beach remains. The northern end of the beach is a great spot to stop for morning tea prior to the uphill rainforest hike over Point Upright, a dominant sea cliff where a side hike with views into the pacific is recommended. 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 lunch and an afternoon of exploring the area.
Dinner is served in the villas this evening.
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 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. You spend the day discovering an almost different National Park as compared to the first days. As the afternoon continues there 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 Canberra Hotel of Choice at approximately 6pm.
WHAT TO BRING
- You will receive a comprehensive packing list upon booking.
WHATs not included
- All flights, airport arrival and departure taxes
- Alcoholic beverages while on tour
- Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
By choosing this Ecotourism Experience you are making a conscious decision to reduce impact by promoting sustainable travel that benefits local communities, culture, and heritage and ultimately the environment.