Mill Bay Boardwalk- Narooma
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To really experience the true beauty of a place you need to do it on foot or bike! And true beauty is certainly what you will discover on the Mill Bay Boardwalk, in the tremendously picturesque town of Narooma.
There are undeveloped beaches to admire, where you can have a quick dip before you continue on your journey through this striking boardwalk! Expansive eucalypt forests and lush bushlands fill the crisp air and with the abundant and impressive native wildlife to spot out, the Boardwalk really makes you appreciate the exquisiteness of Narooma.
The Mill Bay Boardwalk allows you to get up close to the water's edge where you are able to get a glimpse of rays, crabs, octopi and numerous fish. And with the water being so clear it makes spotting marine life easy.
Dolphins can be seen leaping past on their way out to sea, so do keep an eye out for these playful and cute animals.
We decided to start our walk from The Federation Arch, near the car park, in Apex Park. This is a 3-5 minute walk to the actual start of Mill Bay Boardwalk. Starting at The Federation Arch gives you the opportunity to see a different perspective of Forsters Bay, which is opposite to the Boardwalk.
There is a playground and 'gym work-out' equipment. And I must say the gym equipment really takes a lot out of you after the return walk and it was fun to have a go at the swings, bringing back childhood memories!
From The Federation Arch you need to cross the Highway Bridge and walk/cycle along the Riverside Road where you pass tempting eateries and from there you will see the Mill Bay Boardwalk sign.
Mill Bay Boardwalk is a single trip and/or a return walk or cycle, and to make the walk more spectacular you can continue on to the town of Dalmeny just after Kianga (unfortunately we did not have time to do this as our day itinerary was jam-packed for more adventures – but will definitely do so next time!)
We decided to take a break before walking back to the car park. So we enjoyed a morning breakfast overlooking the ocean at Anton's in Kianga- I must say this was absolutely beautiful and I highly recommend this!
After we filled our bellies, we decided to rest a little more at the beach and then we headed back on our return walk to the car park.
Along the walk you will find signposts with facts and Indigenous history, which is very interesting to read and gives you an insight about the region.
This is truly the perfect way to experience and appreciate the natural beauty of the picturesque Narooma. If you are passing by or staying for a couple of days, this is a 'must do' on the itinerary!
It is the perfect family escape or romantic escape, and of course the perfect 'school holiday' activity.
The Mill Bay Boardwalk is wheelchair accessible and suitable for all levels of walkers, it is also a great way to experience on a bicycle.
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