Great South Coast Walks

About the Project

The ‘Great South Coast Walks’ (GSCW) is a concept that connects over 660km of existing and proposed coastal walking tracks on the NSW South Coast, stretching from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney to Mallacoota in Victoria. This project seeks to create a brand identity and establish market position for the GSCW. This umbrella brand will bring together and leverage a series of established walks allowing greater cohesion and marketability of the existing assets.

The Ultimate Walking Adventure

The GSCW features over 400 beaches, 91 coastal lakes, 12 national parks, 400 significant wetlands, major bays such as Jervis Batemans and Two-Fold, and many harbours and marine hubs. This epic 660km journey links all the signature walking tracks along the southern coastline of New South Wales, from Bundeena on the southern fringe of Sydney, to Mallacoota in Victoria.

Learn more about what the GSCW can do to support the visitor economy in NSW ⇒

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What This Project Can Achieve

Successful positioning of the South Coast as a preferred walking destination for key markets in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra could see a conservative increase in walking related visitation of 3% per annum, deliver an increase in visitor spend across the South Coast of $39 million, and generate up to 500 new jobs.



Hero Walks Along the GSCW

Royal Coast Track

26km track along the coast of Royal National Park

Highlights: Amazing views of the landscape and coastline of Australia’s oldest national park

Duration: 2/3 days

Extension options: Grand Pacific Walk to Wollongong

Supporting walking experience: Illawarra Escarpment Track

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Grand Pacific Walk

60km walk from Royal National Park to Lake Illawarra

Highlights: Outstanding coastal and escarpment views supported by quality accommodation and restaurants

Duration: 3/4 days

Extension options: Kiama Coastal Walk

Supporting walking experience: Round the Lake Illawarra (proposed) and Killalea Regional Park

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Kiama Coastal Walk

22km walk from Minnamurra River to Gerringong

Highlights: Cathedral Rock, Bombo, Kiama Blowhole, rock pools, beautiful beaches, and cafes and restaurants in Kiama Village

Duration: 2/3 days

Extension options: Option to extend the walk to Shoalhaven Heads via Seven Mile Beach. Enjoy the spectacular marine life in Jervis Bay.

Supporting walking experience: Seven Mile Beach (sand), Round the Bay and Hyams Beach Walk, Jervis Bay

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Murramarang South Coast Walk

46km adventure traversing the spectacular coastline of Murramarang National Park from Bawley Point to Maloneys Beach

Highlights: Wildlife, rock pools and secluded beaches with a backdrop of forested hills and spotted gum canopies dotted by prehistoric Burrawang palms

Duration: 3/4 days

Extension options: Option to extend the walk to Coastal Headlands Walking Trail – Batemans Bay to Mackenzies Beach (proposed) and Bingi Dreaming Track to Tuross Heads

Supporting walking experience: Narrawallee Inlet Walking Track (Ulladulla), Bingi Dreaming Track (Tuross Head) and Headlands Walking Trail.

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Light to Light Walk

30km coastal walk in Ben Boyd National Park with eco-accommodation in one of the most remote and dramatic settings in Australia

Highlights: Heritage lighthouse and accommodation, whale watching, rock pools, hidden beaches, pristine estuaries and coastal wilderness

Duration: 3/4 days

Extension options: Option to extend the walk to Mallacoota in Victoria via Nadgee Wilderness Walk

Supporting walking experience: Bundian Way Story Trail, Bundian Way Node 1, Kangarutha Walking Track, Bournda National Park and Wharf to Wharf Walk

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