Davis Beach to Betka River loop walk

Betka Rd, Mallacoota

Davis Beach to Betka River loop walk

Betka Rd, Mallacoota

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35 m
2.33 km
Easy

A beautiful short loop walk through stunning coastal bush, dunes and back along a beach.

Davis Beach to Betka River loop walk

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A beautiful short loop walk through stunning coastal bush, dunes and back along a beach.

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One of the many fabulous Mallacoota walks that can be undertaken by itself or part of a longer walk. It's quite amazing how much the landscape and vegetation changes over such a short distance.

The walk either starts and finishes at the David Beach carpark, or it can be part of the longer Mallacoota Coastal Walk that continues from the Heathland walk (that continues on from the Casaurina Walk).

Another really wonderful short walk nearby is the Betka Beach loop walk.

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Points of Interest

1. Davis Beach lookout

Before you start, take a quick detour to the Davis Beach lookout for a wonderful view along the beach.

2. Ground cover

It looks like a lot of ground covers and vines seem to dominate, possibly as they are the first to recover after the bushfires.

3. Regrowth

Interesting to see how the bush recovers after such devastating fires.

4. Picnic area

A nice little picnic area near the Betka River (can be accessed by vehicle too).

5. Boardwalk

A shortish boardwalk protects the fragile dunes.

6. Sandy path

The path becomes more sandy and the vegetation changes as you walk up through the dunes.

7. Down to Betka

Ove the small hills in the dunes you can look down to the Betka River.

8. Betka River

A popular spot for strolling, swimming, stand up paddle boards and walking the dog, but please check for notices about Hooded Plover nesting sites and ensure dogs are always on leads November-April.

9. To the beach

Walking through the small coastal Wattle trees to get to the beach.

10. Mouth of the Betka

The mouth of the Betka River is not always open, but we visited after a period of rains that opened it up with some fastish flowing water. It was about 40cm deep and easy to cross.

11. Big beautiful beach

On the return loop, it was nice to have the beach to ourselves at about 8am on a late January morning.

12. Lonesome rocks

There were only two rocks visible on this stretch of beach, but made us wonder how many were in the sea or under the sand.

13. Back to the start

The viewing platform and the steepish stairs from the beach makes it easy to see where to go back to the start.


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Nature trail Nature trail
Lake, creek, river Lake, creek, river