Half and Full Day Trips

Take a Packed Lunch and some drinks and ENJOY!!

Genoa Peak and Falls: (A half day trip) From Genoa travel 2km to the Genoa Peak turnoff. Follow this road to the car park. The walk is 3km return. There is an excellent viewing point on a large granite tor about 400m from the summit. The last section is steep with steel ladders to the summit and a 360o view of Mallacoota Inlet, ocean and mountains. Be sure to pick a fine day. Supervise children.

 

Genoa Falls: Return to the Princes Highway, turn left and travel approximately 2km to a turnoff on the right just before a set of power lines. A short distance down this track is a
parking bay with a path leading to the scenic Genoa Falls.

 

Drummer Rain Forest Walk: (1km) Located approximately 38km west of Genoa off the Princess Hwy. The walk starts from a carpark 300m along Drummer Road from the highway. Toilets and picnic facilities are provided. The loop walk takes you through the remnant of an ancient temperate rainforest. Giant Kanuka trees, grey gums, ferns, vines and mosses create the diverse beauty of this area.

 

Wingan Inlet Nature Trail to Fly Cove: (3km return) Access is via the West Wingan Road approximately 40km from Genoa on the left. The track starts from the Day Visitor Area (35km from Hwy). Boardwalks assist visitors to negotiate the tidal estuary. The track then wanders over an old sand dune system to the beach of Fly Cove. To observe the Fur Seal colonies on the Skerries walk to your left along the beach. Return via the same route.
 

Elusive Lake: (6km return) Access is from a small car park approximately 32km from the highway on the West Wingan Road. The track passes through a Banksia Woodland and winds gently down to the lake. This is a fresh water lake and is up to 22m deep in places. The lake is unusual in that there is no water course flowing into or out of the lake. Its level is maintained by rainfall and underground seepage. The lake is in a most attractive setting with white sandy beaches with excellent reflections.

 

Wingan River Rapids: (5km return) The path starts from a car park accessed via Boundary Track (28km from Hwy.). The path meanders through fern gullies descending to the Wingan River. The last section is narrow and marked by rock cairns. The cascading rapids are upstream.

 

Lake Barracoota: (9km one way beach and dune walk) Lake Barracoota was formed by the silting up of an arm of the Bottom Lake (page 6). It is now a fresh water lake. Access to the lake requires the use of a water taxi to the northern side of the estuary and then walking along Big Beach to a point approximately 500m past Tullaberga Island where there is a gap in the dunes with a signpost indicating the track to Lake Barracoota. The route leads
to a set of un-vegetated dunes. Walk in an east northeast direction to the southwest corner of the lake.

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