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Walking in and around Tuross Head

There are a wealth of walks available in the village area. One of our great treasures is our cycleway that hugs the shore of Coila Lake, the amazing Tuross coastline and then finishes at the Tuross Boatramp on the shores of Tuross Lake - a 5.5km path allows you to explore from one end of the village to the other.

There are beach walks that are perfect and different every time you take one and now the community is starting to open up its Reserves with such treats as Chatham Park and Plantation Point.


Some brief histories of the town to read before you set off

 

Walking along the Caravan Park Beach:
You can only access the beach from the caravan park or from Wolfe Reserve in the south off Nelson Parade or from the main beach - there is a right of way from the carpark at the rear of the main beach that gives you access as far as the first beach caravan park cottage - please respect the patrons of the caravan park and not intrude beyond this right of foot way. The walking line is shown above in yellow.

When you access Wolfe Reserve from the beach you can go out to the point or continue south along the cliff top to rejoin Nelson Parade.

Please do not trespass on the private properties adjacent to Wolfe Point Reserve

An alternate to walking the beach is to continue along Clive Court at the rear of the caravan park and meet the cycleway on Nelson Parade.

Click here for our Walking In Tuross brochure and map

Plantation Point Walk
Plantation Point is just a short walk from the carpark under the canopy of majestic Norfolk Pines that gives the visitor the feel of being in a green cathedral with it’s rows of thick barked pillars. The manicured Tuross Memorial gardens invite you to stand and reflect by the remembrance walls taking in the stunning views up and down the coast. It is a fine vantage point to spot whales during their southerly migration from early September to late November.

Beyond the memorial walls is a pathway out to the point offering a stunning vista to the south. For those who wish to walk along the beach One Tree Point just a kilometre south draws you along two pristine beaches and over an easily accessible rocky point of majestic grey granite tors.

Above: standing at the Point loking back to the Memorial Gardens Plantation and up the coast to the north as well as down the coast past One Tree Point and Mt Dromedary in the background - photo Cohen Mcgrath

One Tree Point has become an icon of Tuross Head. The village founder, Hector McWilliam grew all the Norfolks pines in Tuross Head from the seeds of just one tree. This "mother" tree can be found at Tuross House in Coral Crescent. The tree is listed under NSW state heritage.

The Norfolk pine on One Tree Point is a recent planting replacing an original tree planted by Hector McWilliam in the 1930's that was senselessly killed by delinquents.The new tree was planted in July 1994.

The One Tree Point is a popular visiting spot for locals and visitors to sit and reflect as they watch passing whales, pods of dolphins, the occasional seal and the endless rolling in of the surf.

Be sure to visit the information board at the carpark end of the path to One Tree Point as it tells the story of the Aboriginal heritage of the area.

From One Tree Point you can return to your car via the cycleway that runs by the side of Tuross Boulevarde. Please note the cliff edges are not fenced making the walk unsuitable for toddlers.

Length: 200 m return from the memorial walls, 1km return from the point and 2.5kms from One Tree Point
Time: 10 to 50 minutes
Grade: Easy and Moderate if you wish to walk along the beach
Access: Plantation Point Carpark, off Tuross Boulevarde, Tuross Head

....and please remember that there are wheelchairs and walking frames available for loan in the village for use on the cycleway and the beach

Here is a Google Map of our Tuross Walks

 

Tuross Head to Bingie to Congo
Bingie Dreaming Track

Map

Nominated by National Parks as one of the best walks in NSW

“What a special walk – dramatic views, varied landscapes and lots of birds and animals. And it’s amazing to think that it is a Dreaming track from ancient times.”

Follow in the footsteps of the Brinja-Yuin people as you walk the Bingi Dreaming track.

Traditionally, Dreaming tracks or Song Lines link the places visited by Aboriginal people, the Bingi Dreaming track links campsites, ceremonial and trade sites, fresh water and plentiful coastal food sources. Along the way, you might see stone artefacts or patches of shell middens.

The walk passes through different types of coastal habitat; there are great opportunities for birdwatching among the heathlands, forests and lakeshores and you’re likely to see kangaroos and wallabies relaxing in the sun.

If you’re walking during whale watching season, be sure to stop off at one of the vantage points along the way for a glimpse of the majestic creatures, as well as panoramic views of Gulaga (Mount Dromedary) and Baranguba (Montague Island).

Stretching from Tuross Head in the south to Congo in the north, you can start the 14km walk from either end, or break it up into a few shorter walks to enjoy over a couple of days. There are lots of places to stop for a swim or picnic along the way so don’t forget to take your swimmers and a towel.



Above: On the rock platform at Kellys Point at Bingie Bingie, you'll find the remains of the boiler of the SS Monaro, an iron screw steamship that was wrecked on 29 May 1879.

 

From Tuross Head to Congo Headland or halfway to Bingie.

Starting at Tuross Head "The Bingie Dreaming Track" follows part of the dreaming track used by the Brinja-Yuin people. It has some great vantage points for whale watching and passes through a variety of plant communities from eucalyptus forests to heath lands.

In spring wildflowers are at their colourful best and bird enthusiasts will be well rewarded with a variety of species at any time of the year. This coastal walk includes some sections along sandy beaches.

Highlights are the spectacular views of beaches, headlands and islands and the shades of ochre and rust in the rocks around Bingie Headland. Plenty of picturesque and secluded places to stop and swim.

A well deserved end point for refreshments are the cafes and restaurants at the end of the Tuross cycleway along Nelson Parade, Tuross Head.

Take a map and be aware the inland track can become overgrown at times. For a shorter walk you may wish to start or turn around at Merringo or do a car shuffle at either end.

Length: 16km one way (do a car shuffle) from Tuross Head to Congo, or 8km one way and 16km return from Congo Headland to Bingie Bingie Point.

Time: 6 hours inlcuding a few breaks
Grade: Moderate
Access: Coila Lake bar and follow the signs

The Bingie Residents Association, who first created the Dreaming Track from Congo to Bingie, extended this marvelous walking track to Tuross Head.

The route from Tuross to Bingie starts at the north-east edge of the lake of Coila Beach making its way around the foreshore of Coila Lake and then continues along the pipeline easement and Telecom easements to pass by the sewerage depot which attracts an incredible cross section of birdlife. .

When Coila Lake is too high an alternative route follows the sea shore.

and here to see the excellent four-page Tuross Bingie walking track brochure

Click here for a National Park brochure and map to help you find your way !!!

Bingie Dreaming Track Working Bee photos

 

The Great South Coast Walk - Tuross to Mystery Bay

The Great South Coast Walk - Bateman's Bay to Tuross Head

 

for other walks around the Shire consider joining the

Batemans Bay Bushwalkers Inc.

and the Eurobodalla Walking for Pleasure Group

 

For Council info on other walking brochures within Shire click this link