PRE TOUR DAY: Flights are available with Rex Airlines from Sydney or Melbourne to Merimbula. These will need to be booked independently. Please fly in the evening before the tour starts. Pre-tour accommodation at the Seahorse Inn including dinner and breakfast as well as transfers from Merimbula Airport to the hotel if required. Please select this option when booking if required.
TRAIL NOTES: 7kms Medium Grade. Terrain is a combination of gentle hills with occasional steps and short hills.
WALK ITINERARY: After a leisurely breakfast, we set out on our final day towards Green Cape Light station our final destination. Follow a trail that was traditionally travelled by lightkeepers taking supplies that were off-loaded at Bittangabee Bay; look closely for remnants of the old horse-drawn tram track. You’ll find a walkway to the lookout at the tip of Green Cape where you can stop to look for dolphins and take in stunning views across Disaster Bay. Stroll down to the end of the rocky cape and with plenty of good vantage points looking out to the sea, the walk offers an ideal chance to look for whales migrating along the coastline – especially during autumn and spring. Watch out also for seals or seabirds plunging into the ocean waters for a feed of fish. If you’re lucky you may also spot a sea eagle riding the thermal air currents in slow majestic circles, or hovering low over the water before dropping down to catch fish or waterfowl. The Green Cape lighthouse commenced operations in 1883 as part of a plan by Francis Hixson to ‘light the coast like a street with lamps’. . After our walk, we transfer to the charming waterfront Seahorse Inn Hotel for our next 2 nights accommodation. Tonight enjoy dinner in the restaurant featuring fine dining served with wine.
Morning Cruise Twin Fold Bay – Afternoon walk Bourna National Park
Please note day two’s walk Saltwater Creek to Bittangabee Bay was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary in the menatime we visit the spectacular Bournda National Park .
TRAIL NOTES: 9kms. 3 hours one way journey with breaks. Medium Grade
WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the day’s adventure. In the morning we head to our cruise boat for a stunning cruise of the pristine and colourful coastline. Encounter birdlife and if we are lucky seals and dolphins (in November you may even spot a migrating whale). After lunch we travel to Bournda National Park for our walk to pretty Tathra Beach. The Kangarutha Track takes you through Bournda National Park. It is a moderately difficult, 9kms one way, full day walk. The track follows the coastline from Tathra’s Kianinny Bay to Turingal Head through Bournda National Park. This challenging walk has ocean vistas, sandy and pebbly beaches and a variety of coastal vegetation Afterwards, transfer back to the Seahorse Inn Hotel for a wonderful dinner in the restaurant featuring fine wine.
Walk Barmouth Beach to Haycock Point
Please note day three’s walk from Saltwater Creek to Boyds Tower was affected by the January 2020 bushfires. When this walk is re-established we will add this back into our itinerary in the meantime we have substituted this walk with the beautiful Barmouth Beach walk.
TRAIL NOTES: Walk 4.8kms. 119m elevation. 2 hours walking one way with breaks. Medium grade
WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for our last day’s activities. Our walk takes us along the coastline and through the peaceful bushland taking in stunning views at Arched Rock Lookout known for its unusual rocky arch formed with the erosion of the sea. We reach Haycock Point with its pretty beach and interesting dome-shaped rock and rich red rock platforms. After our walk, our guides will drop you at Merimbula airport at 2.45 pm for your return flight to Sydney.
INCLUDED WITH THIS TRIP
Your 3-day walking holiday includes:
Spend two nights at the luxurious, boutique Seahorse Hotel. Offering stunning coastal views and modern decor with an old world charm, this is the prefect place to rest after a day’s walk. The accommodation has a choice of king or twin beds.
NOT INCLUDED WITH THIS TRIP
- Transport or flights to the start of the trip in Merimbula
- Any optional tours and activities during free time
- Tips or gratuities and items of a personal nature.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How fit do I need to be to do this walk?
This walk is graded as easy to moderate and a good level of fitness is needed to complete this walk.
We’ll take the pace at a level that suits everyone, with plenty of rest stops and opportunities to take photos during each day. Please note if you have any medical conditions which may affect your walking we suggest you seek medical advice before booking this tour.