Murramarang South Coast Walk

A new walk showcasing the coastline of the spectacular South Coast.

Pebbly Beach, Murramarang National ParkThe Murramarang South Coast Walk is a new, 35-kilometre multi-day walking trail on the stunning South Coast of New South Wales.

The walk will start at Pretty Beach and traverse the spectacular coastline of Murramarang National Park, connecting the coastal villages of Depot Beach, Durras and Maloneys Beach.

The walk will deliver an immersive visitor experience in one of the most stunning stretches of coastline in New South Wales. The natural landscapes, vegetation and wildlife combine with ancient rock formations and ocean vistas to create many memorable moments for walkers.

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What the project involves

The combination of nature and existing overnight accommodation within Murramarang National Park and the coastal villages presents a very exciting opportunity to create a new multi-day walking experience on the South Coast.

You can complete the walk over 3 easy days that can be undertaken as self-guided or via commercial tour operators. You will be able to choose from luxury accommodation in resort villas, affordable beach shacks or cabins, or camp in one of the national park camping areas. The walk is also suited to be undertaken as separate day walks.

Inspired by local bushwalkers, the walk will also promote the culture and heritage of the region with new cultural interpretations.

This $3.6 million project is funded through Restart NSW's Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund.

The Murramarang South Coast Walk is due for completion by the end of 2022.

The NSW Government is delivering its largest investment in national parks history with more than $450 million for over 200 visitor infrastructure projects across the State.

It builds on the $17.9 billion and 74,000 jobs national parks already contribute annually to the State's economy and is supporting NSW communities to recover in the wake of droughts, bushfires, floods, and the pandemic.

The Murramarang South Coast Walk is expected to deliver benefits to the local economy by drawing visitors to the region in off-peak and shoulder periods. The walk will provide new opportunities for tour operators and local specialty provedores as well as transport, accommodation and hospitality services.

The walk is designed to be a key attraction in the region's tourism industry while encouraging people to protect and love their national parks.

Our national parks are managed to protect their unique values and provide for sustainable visitor use and enjoyment. This includes providing visitor experiences and, where appropriate, new visitor facilities, including walking tracks.

We have conducted independent environmental assessments to examine the significance of any likely environmental impacts of the proposal and considered measures required to mitigate any impacts to the environment. This will ensure public visitation and enjoyment is compatible with the protection of conservation values.

The project has undergone further detailed design and assessment to ensure compliance with the park's plan of management. Stringent environmental, cultural heritage and cost-benefit assessments involving our staff, key stakeholders and other experts will ensure the project meets environmental, cultural and economic aspirations.

The Murramarang South Coast Walk will offer visitors an opportunity to experience a diverse range of landscapes while connecting with the dramatic coastline as they make their way along the track. The walk will provide new opportunities to engage with the park's cultural and environmental values, diverse ecology and landscapes, rich cultural heritage and abundant wildlife.

Interpretation through innovative storytelling is one of the most effective ways to enhance a multi-day walk and deliver an 'experience of a lifetime' for walkers. Developing rich and engaging signage will be a key focus to immerse the walker in the natural and cultural landscape.

Effective community and stakeholder engagement is critical to the success of this project. We will engage with stakeholders and interested community members in a meaningful and timely way.

Those interested in the project are invited to register their interest and receive updates on the project.

Update September 2022

Murramarang South Coast Walk project.

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Update February 2022

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Update December 2021

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Update October 2021

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Update June 2021

Murramarang South Coast Walk Master Plan.

  • 21 Jun 2021

Update October 2020

The Murramarang South Coast Walk is a 48-kilometre multi-day walking trail on the South Coast of New South Wales.

  • 16 Oct 2020

Update June 2020

The Murramarang South Coast Walk is a 48-kilometre multi-day walking trail on the South Coast of New South Wales.

  • 07 Jul 2020

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Murramarang South Coast Walk – Register of interest

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