Walking Trails in Eurobodalla
Get your hiking boots on for some of the most wonderful walks in the world – and that’s no exaggeration. In the Eurobodalla region of the NSW South Coast, walking trails take you past ancient rock formations, along pristine beaches and across soaring sandstone cliffs. On every track, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty.
Walk and whale watch
Begin your exploration north of Batemans Bay in the rugged, beautiful wilderness of Murramarang National Park. Follow the 2km Wasp Head walk as it traverses layered sandstone cliffs and golden beaches. A great place in the national park for spotting humpback whales migrating is North Head lookout.
At the southern end of North Broulee Beach you can walk aross the permanent sandbar to Broulee Island Nature Reserve. The walk is loved for its coastal views, rockpools, native plants and marine birdlife including the superb fairy wren and white-bellied sea eagle. Passing whales can also be seen in the months of migration.
A 15min drive south of Batemans Bay is picturesque Guerilla Bay, framed by rock formations dating 510 million years. On the enchanting Banksia walk, amble through a bottlebrush forest at Burrewarra Point. This 1.5km track offers dramatic coastal and hinterland views and, once again, you may spot some whales.
Walk into the past
One of the most significant walks in Eurobodalla is the Bingi Dreaming track, south of Moruya. This 13.5km coastal track follows an ancient Songline of the Brinja-Yuin people (a track that links places used by Aboriginal people for trade, camping and ceremonies). Start at either Congo or Tuross Head and keep an eye out for stone artefacts and traces of shell middens.
Mount Gulaga is an extinct volcano of sacred significance to the local Yuin Aboriginal people. Depart from La Galette restaurant in Tilba Tilba and follow old goldmining access roads through rainforest to the summit for amazing views. Take a guided walk led by the Yuin people to immerse yourself in the true spirit of the land.
Walks that will rock you
In Narooma, walk along Surf Beach to see the striking Glasshouse Rocks. Found at the southern end of the beach, this geological wonder is thought to be between 440 million and 510 million years old. At the northern end, see Australia Rock, named after the familiar shape of the weathered cavity. From Mystery Bay campground follow the bush track north to Billy’s Beach, enclosed by headlands the rock pools are full of marine life and a delight for children especially.
Batemans Bay Sculpture walk is an outdoor gallery of public art along the foreshore from Clydee Street to the Marina – there are eight wonderful sculptures to enjoy along the route.
Other popular coastal walks in the Eurobodalla region include:
- Honeysuckle Beach and Myrtle Beach walking tracks
- Cullendulla Beach track
- Mill Bay boardwalk
- Lake Brou to Potato Point walk