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Mangrove walk is a 1km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.
Right beside Cullendulla Beach, the Mangrove walk is the only one of its kind in the entire area. Raised boardwalks thread through the marine park sanctuary zone of Cullendulla Creek.
At low tide, Australian white ibises forage in the sand here, while large groups of solider crabs march back and forth. The track also passes swamp oak forest, an endangered ecological community. Bring some binoculars and take advantage of the bench seats along the way for a round of birdwatching.
Signs along the walk help you get the most out of any visit, highlighting features like the unusual dune formations called cheniers.’ These scenic ridges contain a staggering 7000 years of shoreline changes stored in their sand.
About the Region
Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve in the South Coast region
Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
To Myamba Parade carpark. The Mangrove walk is in the western section of Cullendulla Creek Nature Reserve. To get there from Batemans Bay:Follow the Princes Highway to North Batemans Bay and Surfside, turning right onto Peninsula Drive.Turn into McLeod Street, Timbara Crescent, then Myamba Parade.A carpark is available off Myamba Parade, adjacent to Surfside Beach. Follow a short boardwalk to Cullendulla Beach; the Mangrove walk begins along the dune behind the beach. Park entry points Myamba Parade carpark See on map Parking Parking is available at a public carpark off Myamba Parade, Surfside, though a short walk is required to reach the mangroves.
Drinking water is not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
Shore birds are best seen on low tide, so check the tides charts beforehand. Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird watch.
It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.