• Length: 4.5km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Thurra River camping area

  • End: Thurra River camping area

  • Location: Croajingolong National Park

  • Closest Town: Cann River

  • Distance from CBD: 502km

  • State: VIC

  • Latitude: -37.7802380700

  • Longitude: 149.3082010700

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The Thurra River Dunes Walk is a 4.5km, grade 3 return hike located in the Croajingolong National Park, Victoria. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Explore a unique landscape of soaring sand dunes towering above the Thurra River. The walk begins at the Thurra River Campground near campsite 14 and winds through coastal banksias and heathland before opening out into a network of sandy trails through the dunes. There are no walking track markers once on the dune fields due to the constantly shifting sands, so take careful note of your return route.

Getting There

Follow M1 to Newborough. Take the exit towards Moe/Newborough/Yallourn Nth onto C103 from the M1. Follow C103 and Cairnbrook Rd and get onto the Princes Hwy/A1 in Rosedale. Continue on the Princes Highway until Cann River. At Cann River, turn onto Tamboon Road and then onto Point Hicks Road.

Tips

  • Bring a pair of sandals to wear on the sand dunes so that your hiking shoes don’t get filled with sand.
  • There are lots of areas to explore once you reach the sand dunes.
  • There is no mobile reception in this area, apart from some patches along the trail getting there.

Contributed by Eisak Tabensky

Total distance: 4575 m
Max elevation: 86 m
Min elevation: 10 m
Total climbing: 145 m
Total descent: -145 m
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