Paddling and Walking Camp, Mallacoota Victoria

Sunday 13 – Friday 18 May 2018

Karen M and Mary T

By Karen and Mary

Batemans Bay Bushwalkers braved the Victorian weather for a week’s camping, paddling and bushwalking at Mallacoota.  There are many paddling opportunities to choose from on Mallacoota’s extensive waterways.  One day we put the kayaks into the Top Lake and paddled back to camp at the mouth of the Mallacoota Inlet, and another day we launched from Gypsy Point to paddle up the Wallagaraugh River and back.  We’ll have to go back and tackle the Betke River another time.

There are also plenty of bushwalking options.  We walked from camp to the Airport Bunkers on the Pittosporum and Betke River Tracks, and returned via Betke Beach and the Heathland, Casuarina and Shady Gully Tracks – about 14km in all.  The next day was 16km from Double Creek Nature Trail to the Narrows Track and then back to camp on the Inlet Track.  This is koala country and we spotted two high up in the monkey gums.