Exploring the South Coast through bushwalking is a must-do for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. The region’s diverse landscapes, from rugged mountain ranges to pristine coastline, offer an immersive experience that allows visitors to connect with the natural beauty, encounter unique wildlife, and discover hidden gems that can only be accessed on foot.
The Florence Head Walking Track offers panoramic views of the eastern coastline and glimpses of Pigeon House and rugged mountain lines to the west. Spanning 6.3km round trip, the trail features a relatively steep incline in sections, inviting you to immerse yourself in the abundant wildlife, native trees, and shrubs along the way.
PRETTY BEACH TO SNAKE BAY WALKING TRACK
The Pretty Beach to Snake Bay walking track is a challenging day hike through rock platforms, isolated beaches, and coastal forest in northern Murramarang National Park. Accessible only during low tide and calm weather, this adventurous trail involves scrambling over slippery rock shelves and along remote pebble beaches. After the hike, enjoy a refreshing swim in Snake Bay and have a beachside picnic.
PIGEON HOUSE MOUNTAIN
Pigeon House Mountain stands out as the region’s iconic attraction for avid hikers. The trail, featuring steep sections and steel ladders at the end, leads to a summit with breathtaking panoramic views of the coastline, rugged mountains, and gorges carved by the Clyde River. Spanning 5km round trip, the hike promises encounters with diverse wildlife, making every step an awe-inspiring experience.
Embark on the Mount Bushwalker track through the rugged Budawang Ranges in Morton National Park, showcasing some of NSW’s most spectacular bushland views. Located approximately 6km north of Pointer Lookout on the far south coast, this trail is favored by experienced hikers. Despite the initial leg strain, the flat plateau proves easily navigable, with breathtaking, unobstructed views of the Castle, Shrouded Gods, and the Clyde Gorge below. Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the landscape firsthand, as words alone cannot capture its magnificence.