Category Archives: GREAT SOUTH COAST WALK (NSW)

A coastal walk from Sydney to Mallacoota (650km)

GREAT SOUTH COAST WALK

28 May 2019 The Great South Coast Walk (GSCW) is a 650km coastal walk in NSW, Australia. It starts at  Royal National Park, just south of Sydney and hugs the coast as much as possible down to Mallacoota, just over … Continue reading

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GSCW Tips and Suggestions

The common ways of getting information (blogs, websites, talking to people who have done the walk beforehand, meeting people during the walk, etc) are limited for the GSCW. I studied the Breise’s website and printed off relevant information. There are also … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 1 Bundeena to near Otford

Wednesday 29 May 2019 Walked Today: 23km Total walked: 23km I say goodbye to Kim and catch a train south, which arrives at Cronulla 10 minutes before the next ferry to Bundeena. I hurry down to the wharf but the … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 2 Near Otford to Sublime Point, Austinmer

Thursday 30 May 2019 Walked Today: 20km Total walked: 43km I wake in the dark at 5:30am to the roar of the first circling flights waiting to land at Sydney airport. It’s too cold and dark to stay here and … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 3 Sublime Point to Wollongong

Friday 31 May 2019 Walked today: 20km Total walked 63km I’ve found people I’ve passed on the track quite guarded and wary. They are mostly day walkers and we are still close to the city, so it’s understandable and I … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 4 Wollongong to Shellharbour Junction Station

Monday 3rd June 2019 Walked today: 29kms Total walked: 92km After a relaxing weekend, I catch an early morning train that gets me back to Wollongong at 9am. I walk south from the train station along the footpaths of some … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 5 Minnamurra to Werri Beach

Date: Sunday 09 June 2019 Distance Walked: 20km Total distance walked: 112km I’ve started walking again after a six day hiatus. I stayed at home for two days to allow the bad weather to blow through, but then I found … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 6 Werri Beach to Near Shoalhaven Heads

Monday 10 June 2019 Walked today 17km Total walked: 129km I’m up very early and have a shower, then go back to bed and fall asleep again until 7:30. There’s no hurry because I’m going to catch a bus from … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 7 Shoalhaven Heads to Myola

Tuesday 11 June 2019 Walked today: 25km Total walked: 154km I’m packed up and away before dawn to walk into Shoalhaven Heads in time to catch the 7:30am school bus to Nowra. The bus stop is near the general store/post … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 8 Myola to St George’s Basin

Wednesday 12 June 2019 Walked today: 17km Total walked: 171km In the morning I walk along the sand spit to Currambene Creek. There is no activity on the water except for three upright paddle boarders heading north along the shore. … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 9 St George’s Basin to Narrawallee

Thursday 13 June 2019 Walked today: 30km Total walked: 201km The first part of the walk is along a quiet dirt road to the crossing point of Sussex Inlet, which is about 5km away. Yesterday I rang Terry at Christians … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 10 Narrawallee to Lake Tabourie

Friday 14 June 2019 Walked today: 22km Total walked: 223km There is no hurry this morning because I’ll have to wait for the water level to drop at Narrawallee inlet before crossing. When I get to the inlet it’s flowing … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 11 Lake Tabourie (Rest Day)

Saturday 15 June 2019 Walked today: 0 km Total walked 223 km I thought I’d stay one night at Lake Tabourie and keep walking the next day but I’m fighting a cold and decide to have a rest day. It’s … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 12 Lake Tabourie to Pebbly Beach

Sunday 16 June 2019 Walked today: 33km Total walked: 256km I leave Alex and Louise’s house early. I’m keen to keep walking but I’m still not over this cold. The next section of the walk to Durras is familiar. Each … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 13 Pebbly Beach to South Durras

Monday 17 June 2019 Walked today: 12km Total walked: 268km The foot of my sleeping bag is soaked when I wake in he morning. The pack has distorted the wall of the tent and allowed rain inside through the vent … Continue reading

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Decisions + Thoughts

In the morning I dry out my gear on Geoff’s verandah and we drive to Narooma for coffee. It’s obvious that I need to stop walking. If I keep going I’ll end up with more serious problems than a bad … Continue reading

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GSCW (Continued)

It’s been nearly 4 months since I stopped walking the GSCW and now there is an opportunity to keep going. It’s spring, warmer, and I have 17 days before needing to be back in Sydney so I’ll see how far … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 14 Dark Beach (Durras) to Batehaven

Tuesday 8 October 2019 Walked today: 15km The rain has stopped by morning, and we pack up to leave. The track off the beach is a scramble up a shingle and clay slope which is now very slippery after the … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 15 Batehaven to North Beach, Moruya

Wednesday 9 October 2019 Walked today: 32km The sky is clear so I pack slowly and dry my gear. The first 5km is walking on footpaths through the ‘burbs’ of Batemans Bay but eventually I’m on tracks that wind tortuously … Continue reading

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GSCW Day 16 North Beach to Tuross Head

Thursday 10 October 2019 Walked today: 24km I pack and walk along the beach towards Moruya. I can see a large windsock marking the airport, and a small plane comes in for a landing so I go off the beach … Continue reading

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