Explore the many walking trails

Sussex Inlet & Districts offer a wide range of walks to suit everyone, from a short stroll to a full day hike.

Chris Creek to Badgee Bridge

Start at the boat ramp at the end of River Road near Chris Creek bridge. Follow this path along the water past the RSL until you reach the Badgee bridge. You can continue over the bridge and walk around Badgee or return back to Chris Creek.

Badgee Bridge to the Surf Club

This walk can be shortened by starting at different points along the way. To do the entire walk is approximately 2-3 hours.

Start at the car park just before Badgee Bridge on River Road. Follow the path along the river towards the township. Pass the end of Jacobs Drive and continue past the RSL Club.

Continue your walk along the river to Chris Creek boat ramp, cross the Chris Creek bridge, continue up the hill past a rest seat at the corner of Ray Street. Straight ahead you are now on Lyons Road continue to Sussex Road and turn left towards the river.

Once you reach the river there is a small carpark at the Marine Rescue Centre with two cafes, Pelican Shores and Seacrest, a good point for a stop.

Continue your walk along the public river front reserve, through a small patch of mangroves and over a small boardwalk. Emerge onto the Bowling Club public reserve, follow the river and cross into the Lions Park.

From the Lions Park turn right into Edgewater Avenue, follow the road to Pacificana Drive and turn left into Alamein Road. At the end of Alamein Road is a caravan park with public reserve on the rivers edge.

Follow the track along the edge of the river which will lead you to the Alamein steps on your right. Climb the steps, stopping at various viewing spots along the way to admire our wonderful waterways. Emerge at Holiday Haven Cabins and reserve and follow the road to Pacificana Drive. Turn left into Pacificana Drive and this road will take you to the surf club.

Alamein to the Haven

Enter the Alamein Caravan park and walk along the public river reserve to the end of the park, on your right leading into the bushes you will find stairs that will lead you to the Haven.

There are quite a few steps on this walk so it might be a good idea to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Cudmirrah to Swanhaven
(dog friendly)

Start at Cudmirrah Cafe opposite Errol Bond Reserve on Goonawarra Drive. Head across the reserve to the bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the community path to Swanhaven.

At the reserve at Swanhaven continue up the hill past the children’s playground and follow Lake Drive on the left. Round the bend onto Hoffman Drive then first left onto Yaroma Ave which will take you back to the small boat ramp and reserve.

At the Swan Lake Ski Beach dogs are allowed off leash 4pm-8am October to April and 3pm-10am May to September.

Retrace the path back to Cudmirrah Cafe and enjoy a well deserved coffee. Time needed for this walk is 1 hour return.

Fisherman’s Rock

Walk west along the bush path from the playground at Berrara Creek to Fisherman’s Rock. During wet weather this track is impassable. This is a good steady walk with many varieties of flora and fauna to view.

Berrara Lagoon to the Mermaid Pool

Starting from Berrara Road car park head down onto Berrara Beach crossing the lagoon (low tide is best).

From here it is a 1.5km walk along the beach to the rock shelf at the far end where you will find Mermaids Pool. A rock pool big enough for the whole family to take a dip in!

Berrara Headland

Start at Cudmirrah Cafe opposite Errol Bond Reserve near the Cudmirrah Bridge. Head along Collier Drive to First Ave and the Community Hall. Turn left, pass the Fire Station and follow Koolyn Drive to the end of the park. Head across the park and pick up the track alongside the lake entrance.

Continue onto the beach and turn right. Walk along the beach to the rock platform at the end. Only at a very low tide it is possible to walk around the rocks to Berrara Creek (it is well worth checking the tides before starting out). There are many rock pools to explore and also fossils to see. This area is part of the National Park and fossils must not be removed.

At Berrara Creek turn right and walk up to the road. Follow Berrara Road to Sixth Ave. Ahead is Fisherman’s Rock Rd, a dirt road, going left. Cross this road at a large Cudmirrah National Park sign and walk 100 metres to a track leading off to the right. Follow this track back to Goonawarra Drive, turn right and finish at Cudmirrah Cafe for a well earned coffee. Time needed for this walk 1-1.5 hours.

National Park Walks

Walk the beaches and the National Park to the Walter Hood Monument or all the way to Bendalong.

Walk or bicycle ride west into the National Park on the many dirt roads, paths, and fire trails.

The Entrance

Cudmirrah Beach

Swan Lake

Fishermans Rock

Berrara Headland

Mermaid Pool