Wharf to Wharf: Merimbula to Tathra
Starting from the Merimbula Aquarium & Wharf Restaurant at the end of Lake Street, Merimbula, this walk takes you to Tathra Wharf via multiple coastal tracks, exploring the bushland of Bournda National Park and the coastline along the way. Get ready for an epic journey through ‘Bournda’ NP, which means ‘place of tea tree and kangaroos’ in Aboriginal language. This great 26 km walk visits countless secluded beaches, each offering you a different type of experience. Along with the said beaches, there are lagoons, lookouts and even a couple of picturesque lakes that are home to interesting bird species. Take your time, try to spot whales and cool off in the welcoming waters of the Pacific. Keep an eye out for sunbaking (Australian term for sunbathing) lizards and grazing wallabies as well. The Hobart Beach Campground midway lets you swim, sail and paddle in the big Wallagoot Lake. The BBQs, showers, toilets combined with the relatively calm waters of the lake makes this place quite suitable for families. Just keep in mind that you’ll need to book your place beforehand. After heavy rainfall the lakes can flow out to sea, so always look out for tides and alternative track options. Take extra care when swimming in unguarded waters. Let us begin by acknowledging the Yuin people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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