Bush Walking and Bush Care
There are no Toilets or Rubbish bins on the bush tracks, so please be prepared… last toilets before Abraham Bosom walking tracks are in the BBQ area just at the start of road into the Carpark. Please be advised you will need to bring ALL your rubbish back with you – it can be disposed of in bins provided at the car park on you return.
There are some great walks in and around Currarong with the best bushwalking out on the Peninsula. Starting at Abrahams Bosom Reserve car park you walk across the pedestrian bridge and some 100 metres up a gentle incline to a map and three separate tracks. The middle and left tracks can take you on the circular Coomies walk – choose whether you want to go clockwise or anti-clockwise. The middle track also takes you straight out to Lobster Bay, Gosangs Tunnel and Mermaid Inlet. The track on the right takes you to Whale Point or the “wreck reef” and then further around to Wilson Beach, Honeysuckle Point, Lobster Bay and then finally joins the middle track.
Walking times depend on fitness and sights along the way, but as a rough guide, the Coomies walk should take between two and three hours, with the other shorter walks no more than an hour.
Another interesting walk is the “wreck to wreck”. Start (or finish) at the western end of Currarong, either at the Peel Street lookout or some 300 metres west along the beach where the submerged wreck of the Steamship Plutus (1882) can sometimes be seen 100 metres offshore. Continue through Currarong – either along the beach at low tide or through the town – until finally coming to the Abrahams Bosom carpark and out to Whale Point to the wreck of the Merimbula (1928).
As with all bushwalking be prepared! Good footwear, water and appropriate clothing are essential. Observe all the signs and warnings, particularly out near the cliffs and ocean. Take some snacks and you can find some great places to sit and take in the views. Be aware in summer that you may come across snakes – don’t get close to them or threaten them in any way.
Currarong Bush Care Group meet on the third Saturday of each month – weather permitting – from about 8.30am at the Bosom Beach car park unless otherwise notified.
Volunteers are welcome to join and onsite training is provided.
Visit the Currarong Village Bushcare Facebook page for more information.