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Women's Wharf to Wharf Overnight Hike // 25th - 26th May

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Walking the beaches to get to camp

  • Discover the Sapphire Coasts unique landscapes
  • Camping lakeside to the sound of the waves
  • Exploring ocean wilderness and wonderful wildlife encounters
  • Enjoying delicious meals around the fire and snacks with horizon views
  • Adventuring with a group of like-minded women 

Explore the pristine far South Coast of NSW via a network of trails, beach walking, river crossings and camping. 

Head into the stunning Bournda National Park and see for yourself why it lives up to its name. Hike along the coast, spot whales and enjoy almost untouched beaches along the way - you’ll even pass through a small river inlet to get to camp.

Get up early and watch the sunrise from Hobart Beach camp. 



Embark on an unforgettable adventure along the Wharf to Wharf walking track, a 27km hike that starts at the historic Tathra Wharf and finishes at the equally special Merimbula Wharf on the pristine far South Coast of NSW. This journey takes you through a network of trails, beach walking, river crossings and camping, with the stunning Bournda National Park being a particular highlight. Along the way, you'll be treated to breathtaking high cliff top views, untouched beaches, and encounters with unique wildlife such as whales and dolphins.

Watch the sunrise from Hobart Beach camp and enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your guide while watching the sunset over Wallagoot Lake Entrance. The second day of the hike takes you past inland lagoons and back onto the beach, with several spectacular viewing platforms along the way. Finally, you'll reach the Merimbula Wharf with stunning views of Merimbula Bay, marking the end of an unforgettable journey.


  • Traditional land owners: Yuin Nation
  • Meeting location: Car park opposite Tathra Pub. We will brief here before walking down to Tathra Wharf where there are toilets and a cafe
  • Meeting time: 8.00am
  • Finish time: Merimbula Wharf approx. 3pm for shuttle pick up back to Tathra
  • Fitness required and expectations: Physical exercise should not be new to you. We recommend participating in aerobic activity 2-3 times per week and incorporate some hills and stair climbs
  • Pack weight: 14-15kg
  • Distance total: 27km over 2 days
  • Age: Over 18 years 

Packing list

To get the packing list, download the PDF file on the right side of this booking page.

Gear hire

*Please indicate when booking. If your gear requirements have changed or you purchase gear, please contact us in the meantime at least 2 weeks prior to the trip.

  • Hiking poles - $20
  • Tent - $40
  • Hiking backpack - $40

* All prices are per person and listed in Australian Dollars (AUD). All prices shown are GST inclusive where applicable.


Day one Wharf to Wharf

On day one we explore delicate heathland environments and enjoy stunning high cliff top views as the track stays close to the coast and we are instantly immersed in natures beauty.

Our time is spent meandering past several small inlets as we make our way to camp finally crossing Wallagoot Lake Entrance with our shoes off for the last stretch along the beach. 

After settling into camp with a hot shower or an ocean dip we will set the fire and watch the sunset over the lake as we enjoy a delicious meal prepared by your guide.

Meals: L,D + morning tea and snacks

Morning breakfast on the beach!

Awake to a spectacular beach sunrise with the smell of coffee and a yummy breakfast before packing up and heading back out on the trail.

Our route takes us past inland lagoons and back onto the beach before climbing to the Bournda Island Lookout. If we are lucky the dolphins will be there to greet us. Heading down the coast there are several spectacular viewing platforms where we can take regular breaks. We will slowly make our way back to civilization passing Short Point then over the hill to our final destination at Merimbula Wharf to celebrate with views toward Twofold Bay.

Meals: B, L, + morning tea and snacks


  • Waterproof pack liners and covers 
  • All eating utensils and cooking gear
  • Morning tea both days
  • Lunch day one and two
  • Afternoon tea day one
  • Dinner and dessert
  • Breakfast and fruit
  • Hot tea and coffee
  • Camp lights
  • Camp tarp 
  • Emergency communication (PLB)
  • First aid 
  • NSW National Park Eco Pass Licensing and permits
  • Camping and National Park fees 
  • Shuttle return 
  • Sleeping mat
  • Tents (Rent option $40+GST)
  • Hiking packs. Rent our high-quality hiking packs for just $40 + GST)
  • Hiking Poles (Rent option $20+GST)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Travel to and from meeting location
  • Pre and post accommodation 
  • Hiking Poles - Strongly Recommended


Grading: Moderate

To fully enjoy the Wharf to Wharf walking track, participants are required to have a moderate level of fitness. The hike involves carrying a full overnight pack with personal and shared group gear, and participants should expect to be hiking for around 6-7 hours each day. While we take regular breaks and support each other throughout the journey, it's essential to be able to walk comfortably across loose terrain, up and down steps, and around rocky cliffs and inlet crossings. It is recommended to bring walking poles for extra support.

This trip is graded moderate, requiring some previous bushwalking experience, but it's not essential if you haven't been overnight hiking before. However, participants must be in good health and physical condition to tackle this adventure safely.


If you're someone who enjoys physical activity and the great outdoors, then this trip is perfect for you! Please note that the trip is graded as moderate due to two days of hiking on beaches, trails, and rocky sections. As a result, a good level of fitness and mobility is required. During the trip, we will traverse rocky terrain, hike up hills and steps while carrying an overnight pack of approximately 15kg. Get ready to challenge yourself and have an amazing time!

Certainly! Please inform us in advance, so that we can avoid bringing any additional gear on your behalf.

Provided we are advised in advance we are able to cater for vegetarian diets, and can assist with food intolerances. Please ensure you discuss your requirements with us at least a month prior to your trip to determine whether we can cater for your dietary needs. We do not cater for FODMAP on this trip. 

Almost everyone! Welcome to the community. Most women turn up individually to our trips to connect with others and make friends with like-minded women who enjoy getting outdoors. 

As part of our group experience, we encourage sharing of group meal items and sometimes cooking equipment. Rest assured that we will assist you in arranging your pack, and you need not worry about allowing additional space. Prior to setting off, we will go over the packing process to ensure that everything is in order. Please note that each person will be responsible for carrying their own 9L small food bag.


Kim Bartle 26/10/2023
    5 / 5 rating

I was not disappointed!!!

I was counting down the days for the Tathra to Merimbula hike since April 2023 and I was not disappointed. Tracey is a knowledgeable, patient guide and knows her Seinfeld! This was my first trip with WWA and won't be my last however I now feel really well equipped to tackle a few trips solo. The remoteness of this area and its little hidden gems, crystal clear rock pools, whales, dolphins etc where magical!! you could only experience by foot. I loved the age diversity of the group and there was plenty of fresh healthy food options.

Jacqui Clissold 23/10/2023
    5 / 5 rating

Awesome trip!

Thank you guide Tracy you are a superb guide and make the best ANZAC biscuits. This trip was lots of fun, still recovering from all the sand walking. I have done 3 trips now, all as a solo traveller and every guide and group have been welcoming and supportive. Women Want Adventure is an awesome community.

Trish Metters 23/10/2023
    5 / 5 rating

This was such a great time!

Great Anzac biscuits, local knowledge, relaxed pace, hard work and great sense of achievement. Thank you Tracy for being such a great guide and looking after us so well.

Terri Tuckwell 21/12/2022
    5 / 5 rating

Fabulous weekend hiking!

Wharf to wharf was fabulous this weekend. Whales, dolphins, eagles and lots of solitude. Thank you so much to Tracy - the guide with the mostest! And such great girls!!! Your tips and support made it a wonderful experience. 

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