The Murramarang South Coast Walk
The Murramarang South Coast Walk project is a 4-day walking trail totalling 39 kilometres of world class, purpose-built trails and associated infrastructure in Murramarang National Park on the New South Wales south coast. The walk will commence near Batemans Bay and traverse a spectacular coastal landscape, connecting with Durras, Pebbly Beach and Kioloa to finish at Bawley Point. The walk will deliver an outstanding immersive visitor experience in one of the most stunning and pristine stretches of coastline in NSW. The diversity of natural landscapes, vegetation and wildlife combines with ancient rock formations and ocean vistas to create many memorable moments for walkers.
What the project involves
The combination of nature and existing overnight accommodation in the 5 villages, presents a very exciting opportunity to create a new multi-day walking experience.
The walker will be able to choose from luxury accommodation in resort villas, affordable beach shacks or cabins, or camp in one of the Parks’ camping areas. The walk is also perfectly suited to be undertaken as separate day walks and includes the creation of a loop walk at Maloneys beach and headland on day 1. This feature will deliver a new attraction for Batemans Bay.
Originally inspired by local bushwalkers, the walk will promote the culture and heritage of the region and provide broad physical and mental health benefits through access to recreational facilities and the natural environment. Rock pools and secluded beaches with a backdrop of forested hills and spotted gum forest floors smothered in burrawang palms, are just a few of the delights visitors can expect to discover. With only a simple day pack required between overnight stops, the Murramarang walker will encounter the solitude and tranquillity that only immersion in nature can provide.
The 4-day walk will be able to be undertaken as self-guided, or through commercial tour operators offering various levels of assistance to individuals or groups, with NPWS fostering these partnership opportunities. Additionally, the project will provide opportunities to strengthen local and regional partnerships, including working with Aboriginal communities.
The proposed walk has been awarded $3.64 million funding by the NSW Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund program, an initiative of the NSW Department of Industry, that provides funding for infrastructure that supports regional economic growth, creates local employment opportunities, and drives growth in the visitor economy.