Casuarina Walk, Mallacoota

Mallacoota-Genoa Rd

Casuarina Walk, Mallacoota

Mallacoota-Genoa Rd

Staff Pick
30 m
1.79 km
Easy

A beautiful short walk starting in the Mallacoota township through some amazing bushland on a well-formed path.

Casuarina Walk, Mallacoota

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Summary

A beautiful short walk starting in the Mallacoota township through some amazing bushland on a well-formed path.

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One of many interconnected Mallacoota walks that help make the township a walker's paradise.

The Friends of Mallacoota have created a wonderful guide to activities in Mallacoota (available from the Visitor Information Centre), in which they describe the walk flora as including: "White Stringy Bark, Red Bloodwood, Angrophora, Mountain Grey Gum (a typical gum tree in that it sheds its bark in long strips, leaving smooth trunks) and Cherry Balllart..."

"The ground plants include orchids, native daisies, goodenia, ferns and mosses." Although not all plants may be found until as the bush recovers from the devastating 2020 bushfires.

Birds include Wrens, Robins, Finches, Lorikeets, Fantails, Tree Creepers and Wattle Birds.

The start connects with the short Shady Gully walk (which we haven't mapped as the route was a little unclear). The end connects to: the Heathland Walk and then the Davis Beach to Betka River loop walk; the Mallacoota Coastal Walk; or the Beach Walk from Davis Creek Beach to Bastion Point.

The walks is 30minutes one way.


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Points of Interest

1. Start of walk

The start is clearly signed from the Mallacoota-Genoa Rd.

2. The bush

The walk takes you through some gorgeous bush in recovery from the fires.

3. The path

Some parts of the well-formed path are surrounded by some quite lush looking bush.

4. Bridge of Davis Creek

A newly constructed bridge takes you over the Davis Creek.

5. Look up

Don't forget to look up. Wow!

6. Cross roads

Follow the sign, keep going straight.

7. Other path users

The path is mainly used by walkers, as well as the occasional bike rider.

8. Seat

There are four seats at various spots along the walk.

9. Old Betka Rd

Cross over the Old Betka Road, which is only a dirt track.

10. Spoon Daisy (Brachyscome spathulata)

You can spot the odd wildflower in January, but there are more in Spring.

11. End

The walk finishes at Betka Road, but you can continue on to Betka River via Davis Beach or back to the township via the Beach Walk to Bastion Point.


Features

Seating Available Seating Available
Pram friendly Pram friendly
Nature trail Nature trail