257-Murramarang South Coast Walk

Show notes

Living in Canberra I have a strong connection to the NSW south coast and since my late teens I have spent a lot of weekends walking along this part of the coastline as well as spending a lot of time both on, and under the water. So, while there is no end of shorter walks available on this part of the coast the newly opened 35km Murramarang South Coast Walking Track was one that just resonated with me, and we couldn’t wait to check it out ourselves to see what sort of experience that it would provide as a multi-day walk.

In the first 1/3 of this podcast episode, we catch up with Tom Pinzone from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service to get and introduction to this newly created walk. In the second section of this episode, we bring you a series of on-trail recordings from our recent trip and what we thought as we progressed along the track. followed by our post walk review and what we thought about this trail.

To get the best from this episode follow along with the written version complete with on trail images to provide some context.

Podcast Overview

  • Podcast and Episode introduction (time index 0:01:27)
  • Interview with Mike Pinzone, project manager for this walk form the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service (time index 0:02:19)
    • Tom’s involvement with Parks NSW and his connection to this trail
    • Trail logistics
    • How was the Route Chosen? (time index 0:07:44)
    • Challenges of creating the trail
    • What sort of experience can walkers expect? (time index 0:12:38)
    • Safety issues (time index 0:15:34)
    • What have peoples opinions been so far? (time index 0:18:17)
  • On trail recordings from our recent 2 day trip – day 1(time index 0:20:00)
  • On trail recordings from our recent 2 day trip – day 2(time index 0:31:56)
  • So what did we think now we have finished? (time index 0:37:47)
    • Choose your own adventure
    • Signage and the App
    • New trail vs old
    • Seating?
    • Trail tread
    • Elevation change
    • Animal Life (time index 0:52:34)
    • Inlet crossing (time index 0:53:24)
    • Hike your own hike
    • Some negatives (time index 0:59:40)

Close (time index 1:04:38)

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Tom Pinzone from the NSW Parks and Wildlife Service. We interview Tom in the first part of this episode

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