Heathland Walk, Mallacoota

Betka Rd, Mallacoota

Heathland Walk, Mallacoota

Betka Rd, Mallacoota

Staff Pick
12 m
.83 km
Easy

A really nice short walk that highlights the changes in vegetation from forest to coastal heathland.

Heathland Walk, Mallacoota

Report improper content
Rate this walk

Summary

A really nice short walk that highlights the changes in vegetation from forest to coastal heathland.

Description

Find out more

A really nice short walk that highlights the changes in vegetation from forest to coastal heathland.

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: heaths, orchids. scrub casuarina, banksias, acacias, daisies, hakeas and grass trees. The birds you might expect to find include: wrens, ground parrots, swallows, whistling kites.

The walk starts at the end of the Casuarina Walk and ends at Davis Beach from where you can walk back to Mallacoota along the beach via Bastion Point walk or continue on the Davis Beach to Betka River loop walk.

The walk is part of the longer Mallacoota Coastal Walk.

Rate this walk

276 Views


Points of Interest

1. Striking purple flowers

A native creeper with beautiful purple flowers.

2. The path

A nice wide oath of compacted gravel surrounded by regenerating bush.

3. Blackened trees

The blackened trees stand as a stark reminder of the 2020 bushfires.

4. Banksia

A beautiful banksia in flower is a pleasure to find next to the path.

5. Heathlands

As you near the ocean the vegetation is much more sparse and provides little shade, but it is no less beautiful.

6. The sea

I can see the sea, but can the sea see me...

7. (Heath Milkwort Comesperma ericinium)

We were not sure what species it was until the Friends of Mallacoota told us (thanks!), it is really quite beautiful.

8. Lookout and steps

From the lookout you might see surfers on days with an off-shore wind and the steepish steps down to the unpatrolled beach that is great for walking.

9. Davis Beach lookout

You can see both ways up and down the beach from the lookout, this photo is towards the Betka River and beyond.


Features

Nature trail Nature trail