NSW South Coast walking tour: Bermagui itinerary
This seven-day guided tour explores the Bermagui and the south coast of NSW: excellent accommodation, great walks, fine food and wine, good company!
You’ll have the afternoon to enjoy the lovely facilities that our accommodation has to offer, including a swimming pool and the nearby beach. In the evening we’ll have drinks on the deck before an in-house dinner prepared by a local chef.
This morning, we do an extraordinary walk through the neighbouring National Park to the summit of Mt Gulaga. The shaded trail climbs up through magical rainforest with a wide variety of birdlife. Mt Gulaga, the Mother, is central to many stories and connectedness to the land of the local Yuin people. Along the walk, our guide will introduce us to some of their history and traditions. 13 kms, 4 hours. We will have a lazy picnic lunch. In the afternoon, we will have the time to explore the gorgeous heritage-listed village. Dinner will be at a lovely Italian restaurant in Bermagui.
Our day starts with a visit to the gorgeous heritage town of Central Tilba. From here we pick up an unsealed road that dips and climbs through forest and farmlands before coming down on Wagonga Inlet, a deep tidal estuary where some of Australia’s finest oysters are farmed. We will have a gourmet picnic on the banks of the inlet before being picked up in a small boat and being taken to Narooma. We will have a privately catered dinner at our accommodation. 13 kms, 4 hours
Today we drive back to Narooma to take a boat out to beautiful Montague Island, nine kilometres off shore. Known as Barranguba, the errant son of Gulaga, this small island was a place of great significance for the Yuin people and is closely connected to the story of Mt Gulaga. Today it is a nature reserve and home to hundreds of seals and over ninety species of birds. Our visit will include a guided visit led by the National Parks Wildlife Service, a visit to the lighthouse and a fascinating walk around the island.
We will return to our base via Tilba Winery, which has been operating for over forty years. After a light lunch at the winery, we’ll drive back to our base. We will have a privately catered dinner at our accommodation.
We will then walk down to the beach where we’ll have a gourmet picnic lunch before heading back to our base. 7 kms, 4 hours
On the way home, we’ll detour to visit Ivy Hill Gallery, a bright and airy space set in farmland which features the work of significant contemporary artists, both emerging and established, many of whom live and work in the region.
In the evening, we will explore the culinary heritage of the region with a visit to nearby Bermagui, where we will have a private seafood cooking lesson from a local chef who, apart from an extensive cooking career in Australia and abroad, worked as food producer for River Cottage, Australia. Dinner will be the result of the cooking lesson.
Today we take a challenging walk along Bournda National Park’s rugged coastline, spending the day exploring the pebbly beaches, sandy bays, pockets of rainforest and cliff-tops sections that this wonderful hiking route offers. We will have the opportunity to swim at one of the secluded beaches along the way. 9 kms, 3 hours The walk finishes at Tathra, a charming coastal sandwiched between two national parks. We’ll have lunch at the famous Tathra Hotel and then spend the afternoon the town.
After breakfast, you’ll be free to continue your holiday.
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A seven-day gourmet walking tour on the NSW South Coast
20 November to 26 November, 2021
Single supplement: $350
- 6 nights’ accommodation in 4-star accommodation (a short walk from the village
- All breakfasts, all lunches and dinners with wine included (see itinerary for details)
- All transfers listed in the itinerary
- 4 guided walks (with two guides)
- A half-day trip to Montague Island
- A professional seafood cooking lesson in purpose-built kitchen
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