Geoff and Elizabeth led 12 hikers on a walk that lived up to its name – “Durras Lake and Coastal Highlights”.
The day started out getting progressively hotter but our walk took us through shady forests down to the shoreline of Lake Durras. This was a calm and picturesque site for a morning break.
We then headed through forest towards the coast and as we got closer the cool coastal breeze was much appreciated. Our Walk leaders know this area well and we stopped for lunch on Dark Beach in the shade of the cliff. We then headed back into the coastal forest before turning to Emily Miller Point.
This was the start of an exciting series of rock platform scrambles as the rising tide told us to move quickly before it cut us off. No one got wet and the interesting geology of the rock platforms kept us amazed until we emerged back onto the beach at Murramarang Resort.
This section of the walk was truly ‘coastal highlights’ and the sea breeze helped us forget summer has started. What a great hike to end the season visiting the Durras area – Lake, Forest, Beach, Rock Scramble and Surf.
Thanks to our walk leaders on a great days hike. The Batemans Bay Bushwalking Group have a fabulous website and post all of their walks for the wider community to log into and read. You can hear the forest in their descriptions and smell the bush. If you are interested in the group you can find more info here.
Above: Geoff stands by to offer a helping hand as walkers scramble above an incoming tide Photo by Donna and Mary T